Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders

Team directory: S

Team directory: S

Peter Salovey, President of Yale, Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Peter Salovey, Provost and soon to be President, is the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. He joined the Yale faculty in 1986 after receiving an A.B. and A.M. from Stanford University in 1980, with departmental honors and university distinction, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1986. He holds secondary faculty appointments in the Schools of Management and Public Health and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in January 2003, Dean of Yale College in July 2004, and Provost in October 2008.

Ella Sandor, Operations Manager

Office Location: 77 Prospect Street, Room B115
Phone: 203-432-3228

Jerome Schafer, Graduate Student, Political Science

Jerome Schafer started his PhD in Political Science at Yale in 2012. He is interested in political behavior, political economy, and quantitative methodology. His current research uses lab experiments to explore biases in economic voting. For example, voters tend to overweight recent events relative to cumulative performance. The lab setting precisely identifies what voters are capable of, and might suggest ways to assist them in taking decisions that serve their interests. A dual French and German citizen, Jerome holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Sciences Po Paris.

Mark Schlesinger, Professor of Public Health

Dr. Schlesinger is Professor of Health Policy and a fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and past editor of the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Dr. Schlesinger’s research explores the determinants of public opinion about health and social policy, the influence of bounded rationality on medical consumers, the role of nonprofit organizations in American medicine.

William Schpero, Graduate Student, Health Policy & Management

William Schpero is a Ph.D. student in health policy and management, with a concentration in economics, at Yale University. His research is currently focused on examining the implications of health insurance design and market organization for health care costs and quality, particularly in Medicaid. Before coming to Yale, Schpero completed a research fellowship at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, from which he also received a master’s degree. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Director, Agrarian Studies; Professor of Anthropology

James Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Stella Shannon, Yale College, Global Affairs

Stella Shannon is a Junior in Berkeley College Majoring in Global Affairs. At Yale, Stella translates for asylum seekers at the Yale Law School, is the co-founder and co-president of Students of Salaam, a refugee education and community engagement organization based in New Haven, a project leader for the Prison Education Initiative through the Yale Policy Lab and a research assistant in the Department of Economics and at the Yale School of Management.

Joseph Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Economics

Joseph Shapiro is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Yale. He is an environmental economist whose research focuses on trade and the environment, adaptation to environmental change, and water pollution regulation. He received a BA from Stanford, Masters degrees from Oxford and LSE as a Marshall Scholar, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center; Adjunct Professor of Law

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. A native of South Africa, he received his J.D. from the Yale Law School and his Ph.D from the Yale Political Science Department where he has taught since 1984 and served as chair from 1999 to 2004.

Nathan Shekita, Statistician/Research Associate

Nathan works as a statistician/research associate with Professor Zack Cooper to examine healthcare spending and the underlying causes of market growth.