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Team directory

Team directory

Sandra Lynne Fryhofer, Co-Director of ISPS Director's Fellows

Sandra Lynne Fryhofer is pursuing a JD/MBA at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management. Before coming to Yale, she spent four years at the White House and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) working on health policy and innovation efforts.
 

Alan Gerber, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science

Alan Gerber is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University where he teaches courses on experimental methods, statistics, and American politics. His current research focuses on the application of experimental methods to the study of campaign communications, and he has designed and performed experimental evaluations of many campaigns and fundraising programs, both partisan and non-partisan in nature.

Heather Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law

Heather Gerken is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native of Massachusetts, Professor Gerken graduated from Princeton University, where she received her A.B.

Andrew Gooch, Postdoctoral Associate

Andrew Gooch is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University. Andrew completed his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. His research interests include policy representation, voting behavior, public opinion, elite rhetoric, campaigns and elections, experimental methodology, and survey sciences.

Matthew Graham, Graduate Student, Political Science

Matthew H. Graham is a second-year doctoral student in Yale’s political science department. His research focuses on information in politics, polarization, and mass preferences. Prior to doctoral work, he was a senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Charlie Gray, Statistician

Charlie works as a Statistician with Professor Zack Cooper studying the relationship between healthcare quality and price, as well as examining the forces behind price growth in the healthcare industry.

Pamela Greene, Senior Administrative Assitant

Office Location: 77 Prospect Street, Room B111
Phone: 203-432-3052
Email: pamela.greene@yale.edu

John Grim, Senior Lecturer; Senior Research Fellow

John Grim is currently a Senior Lecturer and Scholar at Yale University teaching courses that draw students from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Yale Colleges. He is Coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker, and series editor of “World Religions and Ecology,” from Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions.

Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

John A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Political Science

John A. Henderson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses primarily on the consequences of polarization on representation and policymaking in the U.S., as well as the causes of participation and vote choice in congressional and presidential elections. Additional research interests include sensitivity and matching analysis for instrumental variables and imperfectly randomized experiments, as well as dimensional scaling and analysis of text data.

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