Meet the Staff

Kit LivelyKit Lively

Kit Lively, the associate director of EII, has a background in education policy and journalism. At EII she provides background research on education issues and helps plan and manage ongoing projects. 

She recently completed a master’s degree in education public policy at Vanderbilt University, where she focused on social issues such as higher education access and the needs of English language learners. Before that she worked more than 25 years as a reporter and editor, covering both K-12 and higher education at such publications as The Dallas Morning News, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Orlando Sentinel. She is a past president and board member of the Education Writers Association (the national organization of education journalists) and has spoken at numerous conferences of journalists and education leaders.