Wesley Whistle

Research Affiliate - Policy
PhD Candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, University of Kentucky

Wesley Whistle is a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate where he advises a Senator on all education policy matters. Prior to joining the Senate, Whistle was a senior advisor for policy and strategy with the Education Policy program at New America and an education policy advisor at Third Way before that. He was previously a higher education administrator at colleges and universities in Kentucky, working on accreditation, federal and state reporting, and assessment. Whistle earned his master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in education policy, from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Whistle is a PhD Candidate at the University of Kentucky, focusing on higher education policy. His experience as a Pell Grant recipient and first-generation college graduate informs his work every day.