Alan Gerber Is New Director of the Social Sciences at Yale

Alan Gerber, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, has been appointed the new Director of the Social Sciences at Yale. Gerber ‘86 is the director of ISPS’ Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP), a program he started in 2006 as a place for Americanist scholars to promote their work and increase our understanding of political institutions and behavior. Gerber is well known for his research on Americans’ voting behavior, public opinion, and media influence. His book, Get Out the Vote (2008) co-authored with Don Green, made field experiments the gold standard in voter mobilization studies.

Jacob Hacker, Director of ISPS, writes, “We are delighted that our colleague and path-breaking scholar, Alan Gerber, has been appointed the new Director of Social Sciences. We know he will bring the same thoughtfulness, sophistication, and insight that he brings to everything he does for and at ISPS.”

More on Yale’s new appointments in the Yale Daily News.