Team directory

Team directory

PhD student, Angele Delevoye

Angele Delevoye,

Angele Delevoye is a Ph.D. student in Political Science with research interests in public policy, American Politics and quantitative methods. Her current research agenda focuses on policy innovations, the role expertise and scientific evidence play in them, and how and whether new forms of institutional arrangements can contribute. Prior to joining Yale, Angele worked for the French Treasury in the United States, following American economic and financial developments for the French Government and focusing on financial regulation, budgetary, fiscal and health issues.

Political Science PhD, Matthew Denney

Matthew Denney,

Matthew Denney is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses on race and criminal justice in the United States, including crime policy in the 1930s, the application of political theory to race and policing, and the relationship between churches and police in black and Latino communities. He is working (with Adam Thal) through the Policy Lab at ISPS to study the effects of liberal arts in prison. Prior to graduate school, Matt received a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College (IL).

Kalisha Dessources

Kalisha Dessources Figures, Co-Director of the Director's Fellows Program

Kalisha Dessources Figures is a PhD student in Sociology at Yale University, and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection of race and gender, urban poverty, and social policy, with specific focus on the ways in which the education and justice systems produce inequality for youth of color.  

Rachel Diaz, Dahl Scholar

Rachel Diaz, Dahl Scholar, 2019 - 2020

Rachel Diaz is currently conducting research with Zack Cooper, the director of Health Policy at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Her research mainly focuses on claims analysis in the ambulance services industry to determine how ambulance provider ownership impacts billing practices and provider behavior. Rachel hopes to offer a window into the pricing of sectors with inelastic demand, and seeks to better understand whether market forces are applicable to a sector as quintessential as the U.S. ambulance industry.

John Dovidio

John Dovidio, Professor of Psychology

My work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. I explore both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership. I continue to conduct research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases.

Curriculum Vitae

Kellianne Farnham, Registrar, Ethics, Politics & Economics

Office Location: 31 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 109
Phone: 203-436-3699

Howard Forman, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health

Professor Forman is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (and Vice Chair for Finance),  Public Health (Health Policy), Economics and Management.  Professor Forman directs the healthcare management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the healthcare focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program.

2019 Director's Fellow

Jaster Francis, Yale College

Jaster Francis is majoring in Philosophy and Political Science with a concentration in American law and justice.  He is particularly interested in the intersections of race, class, and the development of mass incarceration during the late 20th century.  As an Edward Bouchet fellow, he conducts and presents research on “American Racial Capitalism and the Criminal Justice System.”  He also works with Project Youth Court to find restorative and community-based alternatives to offenses committed by Connecticut youth.


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

Alan Gerber is the Dean of the Social Science Division of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, Faculty in Residence at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University.  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 political communications 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.