Erin S. Corbett, EdD is the assistant director of applied research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Her research interests include higher education in prison as well as higher education policy for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Corbett has spent almost two decades in education access in a number of roles. With experience in independent school admission, enrichment programs, and postsecondary financial aid, her commitment to expanding postsecondary opportunities for all populations has served as the foundation of her professional endeavors. While pursuing her doctorate, Corbett launched a nonprofit that provides not-for-credit, postsecondary level courses in two correctional facilities in Connecticut. In addition to the classes she taught there, she has also taught in two correctional facilities in Rhode Island.
Corbett holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College. She earned her MBA from Post University (CT) and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where her dissertation examined the relationship between educational attainment level and post-release employment outcomes for Connecticut ex-offenders.