Leadership

Deanna Lyter Achorn
American Institutes for Research

Peter Cookson (PI)
Georgetown University

Kathryn Edin (PI)
Princeton University

Stephanie Garlow
Stanford University

David Grusky (PI)
Stanford University

Marybeth Mattingly
Stanford University

Jonathan Fisher
Stanford University

Elizabeth Talbert
Stanford University

Charles Varner
Stanford University

 

Faculty

 

Randall Akee
University of California, Los Angeles

Emma Brunskill

Stanford University

Raj Chetty
Harvard University

Geoffrey Cohen
Stanford University

Jeremy Freese
Stanford University

Stephanie Fryberg
University of Washington

Anthony Jack
Harvard University

Jure Leskovec
Stanford University

Hazel R. Markus
Stanford University

Sean Reardon
Stanford University

Beth Red Bird
Northwestern University

David Rehkopf
Stanford University

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
University of Arizona

Yvette Roubideaux
National Congress of American Indians

C. Matthew Snipp
Stanford University

Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Northwestern University

Michael Yellow Bird
North Dakota State University

 

Team

Rachel Butler
Johns Hopkins University

Kristin Catena
Princeton University

Amelia Dmowska
Stanford University

Anke Ehlert
Stanford University

Priya Fielding-Singh
Stanford University

Josefina Flores-Morales
University of California, Los Angeles



Lisa Hummel
Stanford University

Nathaniel Johnson
Stanford University

Catherine Lechicki
Stanford University

Devon Magliozzi
Stanford University

Sara Moore
University of Florida

Diana Orozco
Stanford University

Christine Slaughter
University of California, Los Angeles

Michael Schwalbe
Stanford University

Catherine Thomas
Stanford University

Jessica Wiederspan
Stanford University

Kim Williams
American Institutes for Research

Cong Ye
American Institutes for Research

Principal
Investigators

 

Peter W. Cookson
Peter W. Cookson, Jr. is a senior researcher at the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and a principal researcher at the American Institutes of Research (AIR), with three decades of research experience. His areas of expertise include school reform, school choice, charter schools, private schools, and the integration of technology into classroom learning. He is recognized as an authority on the effects of social class on educational attainment. He has conducted numerous studies on school choice, the consequences of educational stratification, and new models of learning. He teaches in the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University. His most recent publications include: Exploring Education (fifth edition), co-authored with Alan R. Sadovnik, Susan Semel and Ryan Coughlan (Routledge, Winter 2017), Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools (Teachers College Press, Fall 2013), Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action, co-authored with Jill W. Iscol (Random House, Winter 2013), and Sacred Trust: A Children’s Education Bill of Rights (Corwin Press, Spring 2011).

Kathy Edin
Kathy Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhood contexts, through direct, in-depth observations and interviews. A qualitative and mixed-method researcher, she has taken on key research questions that have not been fully answered by quantitative work. Edin has authored 8 books and some 60 journal articles. $2 a Day: The Art of Living on Virtually Nothing in America, co-authored with Luke Shaefer, was recently met with wide critical acclaim. Edin is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and is the co-director of The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW).

David B. Grusky
David B. Grusky is Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Sociology, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences, Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine. His research addresses the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses such topics as the future of extreme inequality in the United States, recent trends in social mobility, the sources of gender inequality, the role of social classes and social closure in reducing opportunity, new ways to improve the country’s infrastructure for monitoring labor market outcomes, and new approaches to reducing poverty and increasing mobility.