Dr. Carol Clymer

Dr. Carol Clymer Co-director

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Cedar Crest College (1973)
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education, New Mexico State University (1975)
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University (1978)

Carol is the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy in the College of Education.

Carol has extensive experience developing and evaluating programs to improve the education and employment prospects of low-income and/or low-skilled individuals. She recently worked as a consultant on the Urban and Aspen Institutes’ evaluation team for the Accelerating Opportunities Initiative and serves as the external evaluator for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia.

As a senior program director at Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) for 17 years, Dr. Clymer oversaw a number of projects aimed at enabling youth and young adults to access employment and education. She also designed and delivered capacity building strategies to support P/PV’s demonstration projects, including developing tools and curriculum for practitioners.

Prior to her work at P/PV, she was the Director of Literacy and Workforce Development at El Paso Community College, in Texas. In that capacity, she wrote and administered federal, state and local grants to support adult education, workplace and family literacy, and career development for low-skilled and low-income adults—including those with limited literacy in their native language of Spanish. She also has 10 years of experience coordinating and evaluating programs at state universities to improve student success and retention.

Dr. Clymer has numerous publications—Preparing For The New GED® Test: What To Consider Before 2014, Strengthening Workplace Education Program Policies To Enable Low-wage Workers’ Advancement, Tuning In to Local Labor Markets: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study, and Putting Data to Work: Interim Recommendations from the Benchmarking Project are her most recent.

Phone:  814-865-5876