WASHINGTON – The Joint Center is excited to announce Dr. Alex Camardelle has joined the team as Director of our Workforce Policy Program. Dr. Camardelle will lead the Joint Center’s work in centering Black workers in policy debates concerning the future of work, workforce development, and access to good jobs.
“We are excited to have Alex on the Joint Center team to lead our workforce policy program,” said Joint Center President Spencer Overton. “I’m proud that the Joint Center has historically produced seminal research on Black workers and over the past three years has been a leading voice on the future of Black workers. Alex’s experience in workforce development and fiscal policy will allow us to deepen and broaden this work by driving policy discussions on job quality, economic mobility, and removing barriers to meaningful training opportunities that lead to good jobs.”
“The Joint Center is an institution with a long history of working to advance Black communities, and I couldn’t be more proud to be on this team,” said Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Alex Camardelle. “I’ve thought deeply about the issues Black workers are facing—especially here in Georgia—and look forward to digging into the data and identifying policy solutions nationally.”
Prior to joining the Joint Center, Dr. Camardelle served as the Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Mobility at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, where his research and advocacy supported policy reforms shaping workforce development, worker justice, and access to core safety net programs for individuals and families with low incomes. He also worked at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where he was responsible for strengthening economic opportunity through research, grantmaking, and partnerships.
Dr. Camardelle earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama, an M.A. in Public Administration from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University. His scholarship focuses on race, workforce development, and political economy. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Read his full biography here.
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