Karen Myers is a Research Director at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) in Ottawa, Canada. She brings over 15 years of experience in conducting policy-relevant research in the areas of social policy, human-capital investment, and labor markets. Her current projects at SRDC are focused on investigating and evaluating innovative approaches to helping low-skilled workers invest in human capital and reach their economic potential.
She is the author of numerous reports on adult education and workforce development, including Too Many Left Behind: Canada’s Adult Education and Training System. Prior to joining SRDC, Dr. Myers was a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. In addition to her research and policy skills, she has several years of applied experience as a training and development consultant in both the private and community sectors.
Dr. Myers has a master’s degree in public administration from Queen’s University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Toronto.