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Dean Figlio: ‘This is going to be quite the year for you’

With a nod to the smash hit musical Hamilton, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Dean David Figlio encouraged incoming freshmen and transfer students to take risks, step outside their comfort zone, and “take their shot” during Wildcat Welcome, a weeklong flurry of orientation activities.

SESP Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Nichole Pinkard (PhD98) and Ofer Malamud have joined the SESP faculty. Pinkhard, associate professor of learning sciences, returns home to Northwestern after breaking new ground at DePaul University. Malamud was previously at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago,

SESP in the Media: September 2017

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

McAdams: Trump’s ‘Primal Appeal’ Helps Explain Rise to Power

Donald Trump prevailed in the 2016 election because of his uncanny ability to appeal to voters’ deep and primal instincts, Northwestern University Professor Dan P. McAdams wrote in an essay published in the journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture.

September Birthday May Mean Edge in School

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates, an advantage that extends through college, according to a new working paper co-authored by Northwestern University economist David Figlio, National Public Radio (NPR) reported.

Rapp Discusses Role as Journal Editor

As editor-in-chief of the journal Discourse Processes, Northwestern University psychologist and learning scientist David Rapp works to offer readers “critically reviewed, contemporary research that pushes the boundaries of our understandings,” according to a recent interview.

SESP in the Media: August 2017

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

Hasseler: SESP Experience 'Transformed My Life'

As president of Muskingum University, Susan Schneider Hasseler routinely draws on some of the life-changing experiences she had while pursuing her doctorate at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy (SESP).

Figlio Assumes Role as SESP Dean

David Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), and director and faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research, takes the helm today as dean of SESP at Northwestern University. He succeeds Penelope Peterson, who served Northwestern for 20 years in that leadership role.

A Path Out of Poverty and Poor Health

School of Education and Social Policy faculty Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Terri Sabol are among several Northwestern University psychologists and developmental scientists working to help low-income families beat poverty and improve their health.