Institution for Social and Policy Studies Executive Committee (ISPS)


The Executive Committee is an important sounding board for the provost and for Jacob Hacker in his role as ISPS’s director. In the model of other academic executive committees at Yale, this group will provide valuable perspectives on a range of topics to do with ISPS’s strategic direction; program development; academic partnerships; budget; and other matters. The committee serves as an advisory council that can bring very specific recommendations to our attention, but does not set policy. Faculty oversight committees have the vital function of ensuring the scholarly integrity of all programs and activities that bear the Yale name. We have conceived this committee’s membership to be broadly reflective of Yale’s education and research mission, and I am grateful to you for considering this additional but important task. If you accept this invitation, Jacob will be contacting you to schedule the initial meeting soon.

Chair:  Jacob Hacker 

Committee Members:

  • Anne Alstott
  • Joseph Altonji
  • Steven Berry
  • John Dovidio
  • Alan Gerber
  • Gregory Huber
  • Grace Kao
  • Jennifer Richeson
  • Jody Sindelar
  • Anthony Smith
  • Ebonya Washington
  • Steven Wilkinson
  • Amy Wrzesniewski