Michelle Van Noy is the associate director of the Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Van Noy conducts research on higher education and workforce development, and she focuses on several key areas: how colleges organize their programs and provide instruction to prepare students for work, how students make choices about majors and careers, and how employers use credentials in the hiring process. Van Noy has particular expertise in community college workforce programs, including noncredit programs and technician education.
Before joining EERC, Van Noy conducted research on community college workforce education at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers and the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has experience conducting large-scale national evaluations in education and workforce development from her previous work at Mathematica Policy Research. Van Noy holds a PhD in sociology and education from Columbia University, an MS in public policy from Rutgers, and a BA in psychology and Spanish from Rutgers.