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Stephanie Walsh

Assistant Director of Research, Heldrich Center, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Walsh's research focuses on how data can inform public programs and policies to better support service delivery and improve individual outcomes. She also serves as the Director of the New Jersey Education to Earnings Data System, overseeing the governance, research agenda, and publications that use the linked longitudinal data.


Public Libraries and the Workforce

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Opinion: "Celebrating National Library Week 2021," Stephanie Walsh (with Liana Volpe), Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, April 7, 2021.


"New Report Reviews Several Aspects of Student Migration," Heldrich Center, August 5, 2020.

Reviews several aspects of student migration, including secondary enrollment projections, net migration at the state level, capacity of higher education institutions, and the employment outcomes for those completing postsecondary education in New Jersey.Uses data from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as NJEEDS.

"Implementation of the Family Violence Option 20 Years Later: A Review of State Welfare Rules for Domestic Violence Survivors" (with Laura Johnson, Andrea Hetling, Judy L. Postmus, Jordan Steiner, Larry Braasch, and Annette Riordan). Journal of Policy Practice 16, no. 4 (2017): 415-431.
"Examines the Extent to Which Public Libraries Across the United States Are Offering Career Services," Heldrich Center, September 3, 2019.

Examines the extent to which public libraries across the United States are offering a range of career services, including résumé and cover letter support, job application assistance, interview preparation, training, and referrals to American Job Centers/other support services.

"Defining and Pursuing Goals in a Work First Environment: An Analysis of Public Assistance Recipients’ Experience and Perception of Public Policy on the Frontlines" (with Amy Dunford-Stenger, Andrea Hetling, and Kathy Krepcio). Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance 45, no. 1 (2020): 13-28.

Discusses an analysis of public assistance recipients’ experience and perception of public policy on the frontlines analyzed focus groups with cash assistance recipients to understand recipients’ experiences and perceptions of the relationship between frontline public policies and their employment-related goals.