Katherine Wheatle, Ph.D.

Katherine Wheatle is Lumina's strategy officer for finance and federal policy.  Wheatle previously served as a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and as a research associate at the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, and consulted for the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) of the U.S. Department of Education. Her past work has included examining how the Higher Education Act interacts with minority-serving institutions and how finance and financial aid policies can impact these institutions.

In addition to her doctorate, Katherine holds an M.S.P.H in health policy and health service research from Emory University and a B.S. in African and African American studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in higher education at Indiana University.