Thomas Goldring is the Research Director of the Georgia Policy Labs at Georgia State University. His research interests include school finance, test-based accountability, and career and technical education. Dr. Goldring earned his Ph.D. and M.Phil., both in public policy and management, from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, and his B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge. Previously, he worked in technology consulting for Accenture, at a startup in San Francisco, and for a policy research firm in Oakland, CA.