Committee on Education Faculty

Below is a list of faculty members at the University of Chicago affiliated with the Committee on Education, organized by departmental affiliation. Click on any of the names to view a more extensive biography and links to recent publications. 

Comparative Human Development and Psychology

Margaret Beale Spencer

Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education, Department of Comparative Human Development

Office: Rosenwald 305C

Phone: 773-702-2496

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Susan Goldin-Meadow

Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology and Comparative Human Development

Office: Green Hall 408

Phone: 773-702-2585

sgm@uchicago.edu

Interests: Language development and creation, gesture’s role in communicating, thinking, and learning

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Guanglei Hong

Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development

Office: Rosenwald Hall 325A

Phone: 773-702-9481

ghong@uchicago.edu

Interests: Quantitative methods, social causation, educational policy effectiveness

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Micere Keels

Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development

Office: SSRB 103

Phone: 773-702-1368

micere@uchicago.edu

Interests: Race-ethnicity, inequality, poverty, and the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Susan Levine

Rebecca Ann Boylan Professor in Education and Society,
Department of Psychology

Office: Green Hall 401

Phone: 773-702-8844

Interests: Cognitive development, development and plasticity of spatial skills, early quantitative development, language development and functional plasticity in children with early brain injury

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Economics

John List

Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

Phone: 773-702-9811

jlist@uchicago.edu

Interests: Experimental economics, field experiments, education, youth violence, economics of charity, environmental economics, experiments in firms

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Derek Neal

Professor
Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

Phone: 773-702-8166

n9na@uchicago.edu

Interests: Labor, black-white wage inequality, economics of crime, education policy.

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Pediatrics

Dana Suskind

Professor, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics

Office: Comer Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Avenue

Phone: 773-834-9169

dsuskind@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Interests: Language development, child development, cochlear ear implantation

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School of Social Service Administration

Melissa Roderick

Herman Dunlap Smith Professor, School of Social Service Administration

Office: Woodlawn Social Services Center 128

Phone: 773-702-1171

m-roderick@uchicago.edu

Interests: Urban school reform, high school reform, high-stakes testing, minority adolescent development, school transitions

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Sociology and Public Policy

Stephen Raudenbush

Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology and the Harris School of Public Policy

Office: Social Sciences 417

Phone: 773-834-1904

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University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Charles Abelmann

Director, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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Urban Education Institute

Elaine Allensworth

Lewis-Sebring Director, Consortium for Chicago School Research, Urban Education Institute

Office: UChicago Consortium on School Research

Phone: 773-702-2010

elainea@uchicago.edu 

Interests: High school graduation, college readiness, school leadership, school improvement

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