P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Member Since: 2013

P. Lindsay Chase Lansdale is the Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University. She is also the Vice Provost for Academics. Chase-Lansdale is an expert on the interface between research and social policy for children and families, a former Congressional Science Fellow sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the first developmental psychologist to be tenured in a public policy school in the United States. She specializes in multidisciplinary research on education and social issues and how they affect families and the development of children, youth, and adults. Much of her work addresses family strengths, programs, and policies that lead to children’s positive social and educational outcomes in the context of economic hardship. Chase-Lansdale is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Social Policy Award as well as the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. She is currently a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers. She was also a Fellow in Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a program designed to take a two-generation approach in policy, practice, and research on educational success and economic security for low-income parents and their young children. Chase-Lansdale received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1981 and her AB from Harvard University in 1974.

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