Kimberly Austin

Kimberly Austin is a Senior Director of Research Strategy at CPRL and a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. Kimberly helps CPRL clients, students, and staff strengthen and grow their understanding and application of continuous improvement methodologies, including CPRL's Evolutionary Learning. She designs and conducts formative evaluations and facilitates program design and strategy. Her work spans topics ranging from collective impact, college and career pathways, high-dosage tutoring, and school integration and diversity, among others. Prior to CPRL, Kimberly was an Assistant Professor at Relay Graduate School of Education and accreditation officer, and her career in education research began at the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. Kimberly has also taught in pre-K and first classrooms and worked in numerous after-school programs. She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Chicago and has a B.A. in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.