2004

Andrew Leigh

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2004.
Member of Parliament, Australia.
Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Competition.

Professor, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (2004-2010).

Andrew Leigh's book,The Economics of Just About Everything, has been published by Allen & Unwin (2014).

Andrew Leigh's book, Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia, has been published by Black Inc. Publishing (2013).

 Andrew Leigh's book, Disconnected, has been published by the University of New South Wales Press (2010).

Andrew Leigh has won the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Early Career Award (2006).   

Adam Looney

Ph.D. in Economics, 2004.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, U.S. Dept of the Treasury.

Economist,U.S. Federal Reserve Board (2004-10).
Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers (2009-10). 
Policy Director of The Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow in Economics, The Brookings Institution (2010-14).

Gesemia Nelson

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2004.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Jonah Rockoff

Ph.D. in Economics, 2004.
Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School.

Gavin Samms

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2004.
Chief of Dissemination, EdLabs, Harvard University.


From 2010-2014 Gavin Samms served as Principal, Superintendent, and CEO of Fulton Leadership Academy, a start-up state-charter school in Atlanta, Georgia, serving boys of color. By the end of his tenure, the Academy was ranked #1 in the district (97th percentile in the state) in terms of value-added.

Thad Williamson

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2004.
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond.

Thad Williamson served as the first director of the City of Richmond's Office of Community Wealth Building while on leave from the University during the 2014-16 academic years. The Office is charged with implementing a comprehensive poverty reduction initiative encompassing education, employment, housing, and transportation, aligned with the recommendations of the Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Commission.

Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship

Thad Williamson's book, Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life, has been published by Oxford University Press (2010).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Award for the best dissertation in the field of public policy (2005).

Daniyal Zuberi

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2004.
Associate Professor of Social Policy, University of Toronto.


Schooling the Next GenerationDan Zuberi's third book, Schooling the Next Generation: Creating Success in Urban Elementary Schools, is forthcoming from University of Toronto Press (May 2015).

Cleaning UpDan Zuberi's second book, Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients, has been published by Cornell University Press (2013).

Dan Zuberi's first book, Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada, has been published by Cornell University Press (2006). 

Winner of the Michael Harrington Book Award given by the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association (2007).

Differences that MatterFinalist for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize, awarded annually for the best non-fiction book by a resident of British Columbia. 

Finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize.

Honorable Mention, Gustavus Myers Award.

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.