Chris Howard graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Duke University in 1983 with a B.A. degree in History. He later earned his M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1993) degrees in Political Science from MIT. Chris has taught at the College since 1993. Recent course offerings include The American Welfare State, Research Methods, and Race and Inequality in American Politics. Students in this last course also participate in the Sharpe Community Service Program by tutoring students from the local schools. Starting in August 2007, Chris will be the Pamela Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy.Read More
Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology. He received his B.A. at the New School in 1968 and his Ph.D from the Union Graduate School in 1975. He studies labor, social movements, science and technology, education, social theory and cultural studies and is director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work at the Graduate Center.Read More
David Grusky: "Why Conventional Accounts of the Take-off in Inequality are Wrong and How to Repair Them"
Professor David Grusky is currently studying the rise and fall of social classes under advanced industrialism, the underlying structure of occupational segregation by race and sex, the sources of modern attitudes toward gender inequality, and long-term trends in patterns of occupational and geographic mobility.Read More
Jared Bernstein joined the Economic Policy Institute in 1992. He is the author of the new book, “All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy.” His areas of research include income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets and poverty, international comparisons, and the analysis of federal and state economic policies. Between 1995 and 1996, he held the post of deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is the co-author of eight editions of the book The State of Working America and has published extensively in popular and academic venues, including The New York Times, Washington Post, American Prospect, and Research in Economics and Statistics.Read More
Mark R. Rank is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts and speakers in the country on issues of poverty, inequality, and social justice.
Dr. Rank’s areas of research and teaching have focused on poverty, social welfare, economic inequality, and social policy. His first book, “Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America,” explored the conditions of surviving on public assistance, and achieved widespread critical acclaim.Read More
Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages Roswitha Burwick gives the keynote address during the Scripps College Fall 2007 Academic convocation.Read More
Scripps Associated Students President Ashley Peters talks about social obligations in undergraduate education.Read More
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, will discuss “Ethical Globalization and Human Rights,” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The event is sponsored by the European Union Center of California, and is free and open to the public.Read More
Award-winning writer Walter Mosley, best known for his mysteries featuring private investigator Easy Rawlins, will speak at Scripps College on April 4 and 5.Read More
Stanford University professor emeritus and author Dr. Philip Zimbardo will present a lecture, “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil,” on Monday, March 26.Read More