Kathleen M. Shaw, Ph.D.
Kate Shaw became Executive Director of Research for Action (RFA) in December 2009. Since then, she has greatly increased the scope of its regional and national work while maintaining a commitment to Philadelphia. Prior to her arrival at RFA, Kate served as Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary and Higher Education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Kate was also a faculty member at Temple University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and served as Chair of that Department as well. Her scholarship has focused on issues of access and equity in higher education with a particular emphasis on policy issues.