About Andy

Andrew Feldman’s (Andy’s) career has focused on helping public organizations use evidence, data and innovation to strengthen their results and increase their impact, as well as on evidence-based strategies to fight poverty and expand opportunity. His previous positions include:

  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Children & Families, Brookings Institution
  • Special Advisor, Evidence Team, White House Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, including a year detail at the U.S. Department of Education
  • One of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, an agency of 1,600
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle
  • Special Assistant to the Secretary of Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Staff Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration
  • Special Assistant to the President, MDRC

He enjoys teaching when he can. He has taught public management courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Singapore and the Harvard Kennedy School. His book What Works in Work-First Welfare (Upjohn Institute Press) examines why some welfare-to-work programs are better than others at helping people become and stay employed.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andy earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College, and an MPP and PhD in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.