Faculty Disciplines

Faculty Disciplines

 
Emma Adam

Adam, Emma

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • MA, Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1998
  • PhD, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • MA, Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Toronto, 1992
  • BS, Psychology, University of Toronto, 1990

Research Interests

Social influences on emotional and physiological stress and sleep quality in children and adolescents and their parents; effects of stress and sleep on emotional and physical health and academic outcomes.

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, The University of Michigan, 1981
  • BA, Social Relations, Harvard University, Radcliffe College, 1974

Research Interests

Public policy and child and adolescent development; family functioning; health disparities; consequences of poverty and welfare reform on children and families.

Cynthia Coburn

Coburn, Cynthia

Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Education, Stanford University, 2001
  • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 1997
  • BA, Philosophy, Oberlin College, 1989

Research Interests

Relationship between instructional policy and teachers' classroom practices in urban schools

Jeannette Colyvas

Colyvas, Jeannette

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor and Executive Board Member, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Sociology

Associate Professor (by courtesy), MORS, Kellogg School of Management

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Policy Research

Director of Undergraduate Programs, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2007
  • MA, Sociology, MA, East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Research Interests

Organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; comparing public, private, and non-profit forms of organizing; university-industry interfaces; public and private science.

Mesmin Destin

Destin, Mesmin

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Michigan, 2010
  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Psychological processes underlying associations between socioeconomic circumstances and behaviors/outcomes, such as academic motivation and achievement; effects of financial assets on goals and behavior; small classroom-based interventions to improve school outcomes for low-income and minority youth.

David Figlio

Figlio, David

Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • BS, Business Economics and Public Policy, George Washington University, 1991

Research Interests

Accountability policy; economics of education; teacher quality; teacher labor markets; anti-poverty policy; intergenerational transmission of human capital; evaluation design.

Jonathan Guryan

Guryan, Jonathan

Professor and Chair, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • AB, Economics, Princeton University, 1996

Research Interests

Understanding the sources and consequences of racial inequality and the economics of education.

Claudia Haase

Haase, Claudia

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychology


Degrees

  • Postdoc, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Jena, 2007
  • Diploma, Psychology, University of Jena, 2003

Research Interests

Life-span development, emotion, motivation, close relationships, affective neuroscience

Larry Hedges

Hedges, Larry

Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Mathematical Methods in Educational Research, Stanford University, 1980
  • MA, Statistics, Stanford University
  • BA, Mathematics, University of California at San Diego

Research Interests

Development and application of statistical methods for the social, medical, and biological sciences; evaluation research.

Barton Hirsch

Hirsch, Barton

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • Postdoctorate, Social Ecology, Stanford University, 1981
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Oregon, 1979
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1971

Research Interests

After-school programs; soft skills and the school-to-work transition; program development, implementation, and evaluation, particularly with respect to positive youth development; social relations during adolescence, with an emphasis on gender, race and social system influences.

Simone Ispa-Landa

Ispa-Landa, Simone

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity, gender, sociology of education, criminal records, sociology of youth and childhood, stigma, qualitative research methods.

Kirabo Jackson

Jackson, Kirabo

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Psychology

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2007
  • AM, Economics, Harvard University, 2005
  • BA, Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale University, 2002

Research Interests

Economics of education, labor economics, public finance, applied econometrics, development.

Dan Lewis

Lewis, Dan

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1980
  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1968

Research Interests

Lewis currently heads a large-scale university consortium to study welfare reform efforts in Illinois. In another current project he is developing a new Suburban Action Research Project that will deliver technical assistance to suburbs struggling with social problems. It will concentrate on issues of homelessness and crime prevention in its initial phase.

Regina Logan

Logan, Regina

Research Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy

Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • MA, French Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1971
  • AB, French Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1970
  • PhD, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1993
  • MA, Teaching & Learning Processes, Northwestern University, 1984

Research Interests

Stability and change over time in adulthood, especially during midlfe and beyond: wisdom, regret and life themes; gender differences in these areas.

Ofer Malamud

Malamud, Ofer

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2004
  • BA, Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University, 1997

Research Interests

General and vocational education, Technology and child development, Returns to college education

Dan McAdams

McAdams, Dan

The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Director, The Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University, 1979
  • BS, Psychology and Humanities, Valparaiso University, 1976

Research Interests

Narrative psychology; the development of a life-story model of human identity; generativity and adult development; themes of power, intimacy, and redemption in human lives; modernity and the self; autobiographical memory; psychological biography.

Thomas McDade

McDade, Thomas

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Emory, 1999

Research Interests

Human biology, biocultural perspectives on health and human development, medical anthropology and global health, ecological immunology, stress, health disparities, laboratory methods.

Quinn Mulroy

Mulroy, Quinn

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Political Science

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Political Science, Columbia University, 2012
  • BA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Research Interests

Policymaking and policy implementation; law and courts; regulatory agencies; Congress; civil rights and environmental policy; relationship between state and society/public and private; and American political development.

James Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum, James

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Harvard University, 1973
  • MA, Sociology, Harvard University, 1968
  • BA, Culture and Behavior, Yale University, 1966

Research Interests

High schools, community colleges, youth transitions to work and adulthood. School and college reform and restructuring. Sociology of education.

Terri J. Sabol

Sabol, Terri J.

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Applied Development Science, University of Virginia, 2011
  • BA, Psychology and English, University of Michigan, 2004

Research Interests

Individual and environmental factors that lead to healthy child development.

Diane Schanzenbach

Schanzenbach, Diane

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Director and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Princeton University, 2002
  • MA, Economics, Princeton University, 1999
  • AB, Economics and Religion, Wellesley College, 1995

Research Interests

Early childhood education; accountability policy; economics of education; obesity; anti-poverty policy; education and health.

Morton Schapiro

Schapiro, Morton

Professor

President, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • BS, Economics, Hofstra University, 1975

Research Interests

Economics of higher education, with particular interest in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid.

Heather Schoenfeld

Schoenfeld, Heather

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor, Center for Legal Studies

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2009
  • MA, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2004
  • BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University, 1998

Research Interests

 Law and society, race and inequality, crime and punishment, historical and comparative methods 

Bruce Spencer

Spencer, Bruce

Professor, Statistics

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Yale University, 1979

Research Interests

Statistics and public policy with a special focus on the design and evaluation of large-scale statistical data programs.

James Spillane

Spillane, James

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy, Michigan State University, 1993
  • BA, Education and Geography, St. Patrick's College, National University of Ireland, 1984

Research Interests

Policy implementation; educational policy; organizational change; school leadership; relations between policy and teachers' and administrators' practice.

Linda Teplin

Teplin, Linda

Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology

Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School


Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1975

Research Interests

Epidemiologic studies of psychiatric disorders, juvenile justice, drug abuse, public health policy, HIV/AIDS risk behaviors, correlates of violence (victimization and perpetration).

Laurie Wakschlag

Wakschlag, Laurie

Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific and Faculty Development, Department of

Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Chicago, 1992
  • MA, Social Work, University of Chicago, 1983
  • BA, Psychology, Barnard College, 1980

Research Interests

Translational approaches to elucidating mechanisms and phenomenology of early emerging disruptive behavior.

Ellen Wartella

Wartella, Ellen

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Communication and Psychology


Degrees

  • Postdoc, Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
  • MA, Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Communication, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Research Interests

Effects of media on children and adolescents, impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.