Kyle Southern

Director of Policy and Research

Kyle focuses on connecting rigorous, relevant research to policies affecting education in Tennessee. Previously, Kyle held a research fellowship at the University of California-Berkeley and worked as a policy researcher for SCORE and a Washington, D.C., area nonprofit research and analysis corporation. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, where his research has focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in American and Southern Studies and a master’s degree in education policy, both from Vanderbilt University.