Misty Heggeness

Misty Heggeness
  • Associate Scientist, Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • Associate Professor, Public Affairs and Administration
  • Co-director, Kansas Population Center

Contact Info

12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213


Misty L. Heggeness is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and an associate research scientist in the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas. She has over a decade of experience leading high-profile research that informed decision-making within the U.S. federal government. Her research focuses on poverty & inequality, gender economics, and the high-skilled workforce and has appeared in outlets like The New York TimesWall Street JournalNPRThe Economist, and Science.


Ph.D. in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2010
Master of Public Policy and Social Work, University of Minnesota, 2002
B.S. in Spanish and Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 1999