Research and teaches about effective social policies and program practices that can address the problems that arise when vulnerable populations -- especially adolescents -- live in persistent poverty settings. Advises foundations and donors on effective grantmaking strategies and heads the new Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy. The Center increases knowledge in the field of social justice philanthropy and develops leadership for the philanthropy field from the ranks of students influenced by the Center's intellectual presence at Brandeis University. Visit: http://sillermancenter.brandeis.edu/.
Currently interested in how lessons from American and international experience can be synthesized to shape solutions that will diminish youth idleness and promote healthy connections between young people and the economic mainstream in their nations. Focuses on donor and grantmaker strategies, and generally, the role foundations play in social policy.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Ed.M.
American University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Re-appointment to board of Steppingstone Foundation (2010)
Appointed to board of GreenLight Fund, a new philanthropy (2008)
Appointed to Youth Entrepreneurship Summit Steering Committee- Aspen Instiute and National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (2007)
Faculty Mentor of the Year Award for work with Heller graduate students. Student nominated. (2007)
World Bank selected him as consultant to advise on the World Development Report with its focus this year on youth (2005)
Appointed to Howland Family Endowed Chair for Youth Leadership Studies,University of Minnessota (2002 - 2003)
Dropouts in America named 1 of 4 major educational policy books by Education Weekly (1988)
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