Public Agenda
Carolin Hagelskamp, Ph.D. Vice President & Director of Research

Carolin Hagelskamp works on the development, management, and implementation of Public Agenda's quantitative and qualitative opinion research studies, and on collaborative projects between Public Agenda's research and public engagement departments.

Before joining Public Agenda in 2011, Carolin worked as a research and evaluation consultant for a variety of organizations, including United Nations DPKO/DFS and the German Goethe Institute. She completed postdoctoral research at the Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory at Yale University. During her graduate studies, she conducted research at the Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education at NYU. Prior to coming to the U.S. in 2004, Carolin was a research associate at the Battersea Research Group in London. Across these positions, she designed, executed and published policy relevant studies in the areas of adolescent development, education, immigration, parenting, work-family, workforce development, and health care. She has worked on research projects in the US, Great Britain, Kenya and Germany.

Carolin holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, a Masterís degree in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University.

Areas of expertise: quantitative and qualitative research designs, survey development, interviews, focus groups, ethnography, advanced statistical data analysis, K-12 education, youth development



Blog Entries

08/2016 In Their Own Words: Public Officials on Participatory Budgeting

03/2016 On Participatory Budgeting and Democracy, We Need Patience, Research and Cl...

07/2015 Key Lessons for the U.S. Department of Education on College Selection


07/2016 Participatory Budgeting's Promise for Democracy

03/2014 Not All Students Are Becoming Savvier Shoppers

11/2013 Choosing a College

06/2013 Parents need help, not shame, in school involvement