M. Allison Witt, Ph.D.

Research Specialist

M. Allison Witt, Ph.D., is a Research Specialist at OCCRL, where she is currently working on the Transformative Change initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina, and the Joyce Foundation. She is also working on the Illinois Collaborative for Education Policy Research, a group aimed at linking state agency leaders, researchers and other stakeholders in research to improve P-20 education. She is a former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the Illinois Board of Higher Education where she contributed to State policy related to higher education completion initiatives, including dual credit programs and developmental education reform. Her research focuses upon the intersection of local, national, and international education policies by exploring issues of cooperation, agency, and access within the higher education sector.