Dr. Kristen Broady is the Policy Director of The Hamilton Project and a Fellow of Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution. She previously served as the Dean of the College of Business and Barron Hilton Endowed Professor of Economics at Dillard University. She is the proprietor of KBroad Consulting and has served as a consultant for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, the City of East Point, Georgia, and as the HBCU consultant for season two of The Quad on BET. She earned a B.A. in criminal justice at Alcorn State University and an MBA and Ph.D. in business administration with a major in economics at Jackson State University.