Research Council

These prominent experts in child and youth development provide advice to America’s Promise Alliance staff, board and trustees on research and evaluation topics affecting youth.

J. Lawrence AberWillner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy, New York University

Robert BalfanzCo-Director, Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University

Brian BarberFounding Director, Center for the International Study of Youth and Political Violence, and Professor, Child & Family Studies, University of Tennessee

Rick BelousVice President, Research, United Way Worldwide

Gary BowenKenan Distinguished Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jomills H. BraddockProfessor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami

Richard F. Catalano - Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Director, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington

Michael Conn - Senior Vice President of Research, Educational Research Center of America

Martha CoxProfessor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Susan CurnanProfessor and Director, Center for Youth and Communities, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Kenneth DodgeWilliam McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Greg DuncanDistinguished Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Constance FlanaganProfessor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roberta Golinkoff - Professor, University of Delaware

Robert GrimmProfessor of the Practice, Philanthropy and NonProfit Management, University of Maryland

J. David HawkinsKozmetsky Professor of Prevention, Department of Social Work, University of Washington

Kathy Hirsh-PasekProfessor, Department of Psychology, Temple University

Kelleen Kaye - Senior Director, Research, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Kenneth LandJohn Franklin Crowell Professor, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Richard M. LernerBergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University

Peter Levine - Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University 

Kristin Anderson MooreSenior Scholar, Child Trends

William O'HareIndependent Research Professional

David Osher - Vice President, AIR Institute Fellow and Senior Advisor to the Health and Social Development Program, American Institutes for Research

Peter J. PecoraManaging Director of Research Services, Casey Family Programs

Karen PittmanPresident & CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment

Michael D. Resnick - Professor, Pediatric and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota

Jean Rhodes -  Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Isabel SawhillCo-Director, Center on Children and Families and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

Peter C. ScalesSenior Fellow, Office of the President, Search Institute

Carl S. TaylorProfessor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

Heather WeissDirector, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

Hirokazu YoshikawaCourtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University

James YounissWylma R. & James R. Curtin Professor Emeritus, The Catholic University of America