Thomas Cook

Thomas D. Cook

Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair in Ethics and Justice
Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Professor , Psychology
Professor , Sociology

1810-12 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208-1330
Phone: (847) 491-4990


Thomas Cook is interested in social science research methodology, program evaluation, whole school reform, and contextual factors that influence adolescent development, particularly for urban minorities. Cook has written or edited ten books and published numerous articles and book chapters. He received the Myrdal Prize for Science from the Evaluation Research Society in 1982, the Donald Campbell Prize for Innovative Methodology from the Policy Sciences Organization in 1988, and the Distinguished Scientist Award of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association in 1997. He is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and a member of its Committee on the Future of Work. Cook was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April 2000 and was inducted as the Margaret Mead Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in April 2003.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • 2000 - Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Gunnar Myrdal Prize for Science, American Evaluation Association
  • Donald T. Campbell Prize for Innovative Methodology, Policy Science Organization
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, American Psychological Association



Year Degree Institution
1967 PhD Stanford
1963 BA Oxford

Research Interests

Social science methodology, evaluation, educational policy.

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