The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience’s Colloquium Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award is Dr. Ronald Haskins, who earned his Ph.D. in the Developmental Psychology Program.
A former senior White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues, Dr. Haskins co-directs the Brookings Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project. An expert on preschool, foster care, and poverty, he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy. He is also a contributor to the Evidence Speaks paper project.
More information about Dr. Haskins and his work can be found at: http://www.brookings.edu/experts/haskinsr
Dr. Haskins’ talk, entitled “Social Science Rising: The Growing Influence of Evidence in Policy Development” “is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th, 3:30-430 pm in Davie Hall.