Alumni

Charlotte Cavaille

Charlotte Cavaillé

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2014.
Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Anmol Chaddha

Anmol Chaddha

Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy, 2015.
Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Victor Tan Chen

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University.


American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2012-2014).

Cut LooseVictor Tan Chen's newest book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, based on his Ph.D. dissertation, will be published by the University of California Press in August 2015.

Victor Tan Chen's dissertation on unemployed autoworkers in the US and Canada was awarded the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2012.

The Missing ClassKatherine S. Newman (now Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Victor Tan Chen are the authors of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Beacon Press, 2007).

Sarah Cohodes

Sarah Cohodes

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2015.
Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, Teachers College Columbia University

Carrie Conaway

A.M. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2001.
Associate Commissioner for Planning, Research and Delivery Systems, Massachusetts Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education.
David Deming

David Deming, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

David Deming

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2010.
Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.


David Deming is one of five new William T. Grant Scholars for 2013-2018. The William T. Grant Scholars Program “supports the professional development of promising early career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences” with five-year research awards.

Nicole Deterding

Nicole Deterding

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2015.
National Poverty Fellow, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; and Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Daniel Devroye

Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2002.
Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Will S. Dobbie

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University.


Will Dobbie is a co-winner of the 2013 W.E. Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on employment for his dissertation, “Essays in Labor Economics.”