Kasey Meehan

Research Associate




B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics: University of Pennsylvania
M.P.A. in Government: University of Pennsylvania


Kasey Meehan is a Research Associate; she works on multiple mixed-methods projects at Research for Action. Meehan is primarily focused on postsecondary education, and how statewide policies and programs are engaging equity, incentivizing institutional changes, and effecting student outcomes. Over the last two years, Meehan has co-directed an examination of how outcomes-based funding policies addressed equity in six states. She is also leading research exploring Tennessee as a completion-focused state and the effects of Tennessee Promise on institutions and students. In addition to her postsecondary work, Meehan has also evaluated out-of-school program and teacher evaluation systems.

Before joining RFA, Kasey was a Project Director at SSRS, a survey research firm, where she led social science and opinion research projects for a variety of clients in non-profit, media and academic sectors. Kasey has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Penn as well.