Gabriella C. Gonzalez is a senior sociologist at the RAND Corporation. Her work focuses on school-to-work transitions, workforce development, and career and technical education, employing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Gonzalez is leading RAND's monitoring and evaluation of the Appalachian Partnership Initiative; co-leading a study of a public-private partnership that aims to support the semi-skilled workforce training needs in the energy and advanced manufacturing sector in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas sponsored by the National Science Foundation; and leading the implementation analysis of a newly developed career pathway program in New Orleans, designed to improve the employment and careers of underserved populations into the energy and advanced manufacturing sector in the region, sponsored by the New Orleans mayor's Workforce Investment Office and funded by the Department of Labor. She recently completed a study sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory on the alignment of education and training with workforce needs in the energy sector in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Her 2008 co-authored book, Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century, analyzed the education and labor market reforms of four countries in the Middle East. Gonzalez has over 15 years of experience in program evaluation, implementation analysis, case study analysis, designing and analyzing surveys, and in conducting and analyzing data from interviews and focus groups with key informants and industry leaders. She received her doctorate in sociology from Harvard University.
Lynn Karoly and Gabriella Gonzalez, "Early Care and Education for Children in Immigrant Families," Future of Children, 21(1):71-101, 2011
Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Robert Bozick, Shannah Tharp-Taylor, Andrea Phillips, Fulfilling The Pittsburgh Promise®: Early Progress of Pittsburgh's Postsecondary Scholarship Program, RAND (MG-MG-1139-TPP), 2011
Constant, L., C. Goldman, G. Zellman, C. Augustine, T. Galama, G. Gonzalez., C.A. Guarino, R. Karam, G. Ryan, H. Salem, "Promoting Quality and Variety Through the Public Financing of Privately Operated Schools in Qatar," Journal of School Choice, 4(4):450-473, 2010
Catherine H. Augustine, Gabriella Gonzalez, Gina Schuyler Ikemoto, Jennifer Russell, Gail L. Zellman, Louay Constant, Jane Armstrong, Jacob W. Dembosky, Improving School Leadership: The Promise of Cohesive Leadership Systems, RAND (MG-885-WF), 2009
Gabriella Gonzalez, Lynn A. Karoly, Louay Constant, Hanine Salem, Charles A. Goldman, Facing human capital challenges of the 21st century : education and labor market initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, RAND (MG-786), 2008
Santibañez, L., G. Gonzalez, P. Morrison, and S. Carroll, "Methods for Gauging the Target Populations that Community Colleges Serve," Population Research and Policy Review, 26(1):51-67, 2006
Gabriella Gonzalez, Educational Attainment of Immigrant Families: Community Context and Family Background, LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2005