Professors emeriti

Mary Jo Bane

Mary Jo Bane

Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, Emerita


Research interests: Poverty, welfare, families, the role of churches in civic life.

Christopher Jencks

Christopher Jencks

Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus


Research interests: Changes in family structure over the past generation, the costs and benefits of economic inequality, the extent to which economic advantages are inherited, and the effects of welfare reform.

Jane J. Mansbridge

Jane J. Mansbridge

Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Emerita


Research interests: Political scientist. Representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems.

Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam

Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus


Research interests: Political scientist. Inequality and opportunity: the growing class gap among American young people and the implications for social mobility. Social capital and public affairs.

William Julius Wilson

William Julius Wilson

Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus


Research interests: Sociologist. Urban poverty, neighborhoods, joblessness, concentrated disadvantage, race and inequality, and social policies to address these problems.