Senior Research Affiliates

Our Senior Research Affiliates are nationally-recognized scholars with established reputations from across a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science, medicine, and psychology. Senior Research Affiliates contribute to our Working Paper Series, speak at NPC events, and participate in coordinated research projects.

J. Lawrence Aber
Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University

Eloise Anderson
Founder, Anderson Resource Management Services
 
Douglas J. Besharov
Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; Joseph J. and Violet Jacobs Scholar in Social Welfare Studies, The American Enterprise Institute

George J. Borjas
Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Maria Cancian
Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kerwin Charles
Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Professor, Human Development and Social Policy Program, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University; Director, Cells to Society: The Center on Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research , Northwestern University

Andrew J. Cherlin
Benjamin H. Griswold, III, Professor of Public Policy, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Janet Currie
Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Director, National Bureau of Economic Research's Program on Children

Greg Duncan
Distinguished Professor, Department of Education, University of California at Irvine

Kathryn Edin
Professor of Public Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

David T. Ellwood
Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Charles W. Fluharty
Founder, President Emeritus and Vice President for Policy Programs, Rural Policy Research Institute; Research Professor, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia

Irwin Garfinkel
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems, School of Social Work and co-Director, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia University

Peter T. Gottschalk
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Boston College

Judith M. Gueron
Independent Scholar in Residence and President Emerita, MDRC

Ron T. Haskins
Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution; Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Senior Editor, The Future of Children

Harry J. Holzer
Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University; Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

V. Joseph Hotz
Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Duke University

Hilary Williamson Hoynes
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

Paul A. Jargowsky
Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University, Camden

Christopher Jencks
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Jacob Klerman
Senior Economist, and Director, Center for the Study of Social Welfare Policy, The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School

Glenn C. Loury
Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Brown University

Thomas E. MaCurdy
Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Susan E. Mayer
Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the College, University of Chicago

Sara S. McLanahan
William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing

David O. Meltzer
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, and Associated Professor, Department of Economics and Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Marcia K. Meyers
Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, School of Social Work and Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Ronald B. Mincy
Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice and Director, Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-being, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Robert A. Moffitt
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Katherine S. Newman
James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Demetra Smith Nightingale
Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Melvin L. Oliver
Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mary E. Pattillo
Professor, Department of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University

LaDonna Pavetti
Director of the Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Harold Pollack
Faculty Chair, Center for Health Administration Studies, and Professor of Social Service Administration, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Stephen W. Raudenbush
Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, and Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago

Philip K. Robins
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Miami

William M. Rodgers, III
Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Chief Economist, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and Graduate Faculty, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Isabel V. Sawhill
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; The Cabot Family Chair; Director, Budgeting for National Priorities; and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution

John Karl Scholz
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Timothy M. Smeeding
Director, Institute for Research on Poverty; Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jane Waldfogel
Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Bruce A. Weber
Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Director, Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University; Member, RUPRI Rural Human Services Panel

William Julius Wilson
Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program

Barbara L. Wolfe
Professor of Public Affairs, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

James P. Ziliak
Professor and Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky; Founding Director, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research