Carolyn C. Brock, MBA, MPA

Carolyn C. Brock, MBA, MPA

Carolyn Brock is an independent management consultant, doing business as since 1993.  Previously, she managed programs on Federal, state, and local levels of government, and she holds masters degrees in business administration and public administration.

Carolyn specializes in making quantitative subjects accessible, interesting, and useful for managers and analysts.  She teaches courses in statistics, program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, financial management, and data analytics.  For colleges and universities in the Washington DC area, she has taught public administration, managerial statistics, marketing research methods, and human resources management.  Her consulting projects include strategic and business planning, performance measurements, and process improvement.

Prior to beginning her own consulting practice in 1993, she served in the Commerce Department’s budget office as branch chief of the Trade & Information Programs Division and as senior analyst in the Technology and Environmental Programs Division.  She reviewed Commerce programs including the International Trade Administration (ITA), Economic and Statistical Analysis (ESA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and Economic Development Administration (EDA).  Early in her career she managed a resource recovery program for Kent County Michigan and served as chief of staff for a Michigan state senator.  

Carolyn earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2001 from Georgetown University’s International Executive MBA program, which included consulting projects in China and Mexico.  Her Masters of Public Administration (1989) is from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.  With this combination of degrees and with her own management experience, she brings insights into the unique challenges of management in the public sector.  

Carolyn’s current work focuses on data analysis and program evaluation for evidence-based decisions in the public sector.  She lives with her husband in Cheverly, Maryland.