Ty Wilde leads high quality research projects, contributes to strategy design, identifies policy challenges and opportunities, and analyzes the impact of related empirical and theoretical approaches to addressing policy problems. Previously, Wilde served as a Senior Research Officer at The Wallace Foundation, where she managed the evaluation of the Principal Pipeline Initiative, an effort to test a promising innovation aimed at making principals more effective in improving schools in six large urban districts.
This study is considered the most important evidence Wallace has gathered in its 20-year history on the effectiveness of any intervention. Other research projects managed by Ty included syntheses, literature reviews, cost and implementation studies and 3 multi-site, multi year evaluations of education leadership interventions.
Before joining Wallace, Wilde was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research was focused on improving health outcomes by changing the institutions that directly provide health care or influence health through other mechanisms (such as community housing agencies or elementary schools). Wilde has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.