2013 Faculty Honors


IPR economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach was awarded the 2013 Vernon Memorial Award by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management for co-authoring the best research article published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. The winning paper was "Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Degree Attainment and Degree Completion."

The International Leadership Association (ILA) selected IPR psychologist Alice Eagly as a recipient of its 2013 Leadership Legacy Life Achievement Award. The award, which honors individuals who have contributed in significant and diverse ways to the field of leadership studies, was presented at the ILA's annual global conference on November 1.


IPR education researcher and statistician Larry Hedges was named "Statistician of the Year" by the Chicago chapter of the American Statistical Association for 2013–14.

Education economist and IPR Director David Figlio has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success. The committee will examine, synthesize, and analyze the science on children’s health, development, and learning from birth to age 8 in order to issue recommendations for preparing a workforce that can seamlessly support children’s health, development, learning, and school success.


IPR sociologist Jeremy Freese was named to the Ethel and John Lindgren Professorship by the University's Board of Trustees. 

IPR political scientist Daniel Galvin has been named an AT&T Research Fellow for 2013-15. 


IPR sociologist Lincoln Quillian's paper "Segregation and Poverty Concentration: The Role of Three Segregations," published in the American Sociological Review, won the 2013 American Sociological Association (ASA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population, as well as Outstanding Article Awards from the Mathematical Sociology and the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility sections of the ASA. 

IPR sociologist Monica Prasad also received three 2013 American Sociological Association Awards for her 2012 book, The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty. She received: the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the Political Sociology section, the Barrington Moore Award from the Comparative and Historical Sociology section, and the Viviana Zelizer Award from the Economic Sociology section. 

IPR developmental psychologist Emma Adam received the Curt Richter Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) at its annual conference in the Netherlands for her submission, "Prospective Associations Between the Cortisol Awakening Response and Social Phobia Onsets in Older Adolescents and Young Adults Over a Six-Year Follow-up."

IPR associate director and political scientist James Druckman received three 2013 American Political Science Association (APSA) Awards for two papers presented at the annual APSA meeting in 2012. “When and How Partisan Identification Works,” co-authored by former IPR graduate research assistant Toby Bolsen, now at Georgia State University, and IPR social policy researcher Fay Lomax Cook, won the Franklin L. Burdette / Pi Sigma Alpha Award and “How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation,” co-authored by IPR undergraduate research assistant Erik Peterson and Rune Slothuus of Aarhus University in Denmark, won the Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award for the political communication section and the Best Paper in Political Psychology Award for the winning paper in that section. 

Aaron Shaw, assistant professor of communications studies and an IPR associate, won APSA's Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award for co-authoring "A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right," which appeared in American Behavioral Scientist. 

IPR sociologist and African American studies researcher Celeste Watkins-Hayes was named the inaugural recipient of the Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson Early Career Scholar Award from the Association of Black Sociologists. 


Alice Eaglypsychology, received the Leadership Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association. 


On April 29, social media researcher and IPR associate Eszter Hargittai was invested as the inaugural April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney Research Professor.

Northwestern University recognized journalism professor and IPR associate Jack Doppelt as one of three Charles Deering McCormick Professors of Teaching Excellence for 2013. The award recognizes faculty members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching or who have developed significant innovations that have also influenced the methods and teaching effectiveness of other faculty.

Daniel Diermeier, professor of managerial economics and decision sciences and an IPR associate, was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

James P. Spillane, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change and an IPR associate, has been awarded the 2013 Ver Steeg Research Fellowship. The $36,000 annual award supports research and scholarship by a tenured Northwestern professor that enhances the national and international reputation of the University.


IPR development economist Lori Beaman won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. She will use the the five-year award to investigate how social networks affect economic behavior in developing countries in two key areas—labor markets and agricultural technology adoption.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of their Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) chose one fellow from each class to highlight as part of its commemoration, including IPR developmental psychologist Lindsay Chase-Lansdale as the featured fellow for the 1981-82 class. The 40th anniversary event will be held May 3 in Washington, D.C.

IPR economist Charles F. Manski was elected president of the Midwest Economics Association


IPR social psychologist Jennifer Richeson was named John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair during an Investiture Ceremony that took place on February 15.

IPR developmental psychologist Lindsay Chase-Lansdale was elected as a member of the National Academy of Education. The academy consists of up to 200 U.S. members and up to 25 foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship or outstanding contributions to education.

Lindsay Till Hoyt, an IPR graduate research assistant, was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco-Berkeley. The program is designed to build the nation’s capacity for research, leadership, and policy change related to the health of the U.S. population by enabling up to 12 individuals who have completed their doctoral training and produced outstanding work to engage in an intensive two-year program at one of four prominent universities.


The Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted three lectures by IPR economist Charles F. Manski on January 21 and 22. The lectures were based on his new book, Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions (Harvard University Press, 2013), where Manski challenges the way researchers often use strong assumptions in order to obtain strong conclusions, failing to account for uncertainties in an unpredictable world.

IPR developmental psychologist Lindsay Chase-Lansdale was selected to join the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program. The NAC consists of distinguished representatives from academia, government agencies, and public policy who guide program policy, review scholar applications, participate in annual meetings, and assist in monitoring site performance.