Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
I grew up in Nashville, TN and after moving to Shaker Heights, OH when I was 15 I attended THE Ohio State University. After trying on several career paths, I found my way to Berkeley (where Janine and I met) and then Harvard. Apart from a year as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon, I’ve been at Harvard continuously since 2005. I am a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and also hold an appointment at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am the Faculty Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at HKS. I teach Economics 1084, “The Causes and Consequences of Inequality”. My research focuses on education, technology, skills, labor markets and the future of work. I always enjoy conversation about the issues of the day, so come find me and let’s get into it. I’m an avid runner and a novice but eager skier. Thin crust pizza is better in general but nothing beats Pinocchio’s. It is a great honor and privilege to be your Faculty Deans!