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 who contributes to multiple mixed-methods projects at Research for Action. Meehan is primarily focused on examining how statewide postsecondary policies and programs address equity, incentivize institutional changes, and affect student outcomes. Over the last two years, Meehan has co-directed an examination of how outcomes-based funding policies address equity in six states. She is also leading an examination of the Tennessee Promise and other initiatives designed to improve college attainment in that state. In addition to her postsecondary work, Meehan has also evaluated out-of-school program and teacher evaluation systems.

Before joining RFA Meehan was a Project Director at SSRS, where she led social science and opinion research projects for a variety of clients in non-profit, media and academic sectors. She 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.