Research for Democracy

Connecting journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders with America’s top researchers to improve policy and strengthen democracy.

About the Scholars Strategy Network

The Scholars Strategy Network connects journalists, civic leaders, and policymakers with America’s top researchers to improve policy and strengthen democracy.

How the Scholars Strategy Network Works

Research for democracy, in action.

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Top University Scholars

A network of over 1,000 leading scholars with peer-reviewed research.

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In the States

SSN chapters connect state leaders with local experts.

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Across the Aisle

Scholars work with leaders across the political spectrum.

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Policy Impact

SSN researchers work to solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

Want to improve policy and strengthen democracy?

No matter who you are, the Scholars Strategy Network can work with you to achieve these goals.

Scholars

Apply to become a Scholars Strategy Network member.

Policymakers and Civic Leaders

Contact our policy team to connect.

Journalists

Contact our communications team for expert sources.

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Careers

Work for us.

Steering Committee
Director of the Scholars Strategy Network; Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Chair of the Board of the Scholars Strategy Network, and the Founder and Senior Partner of MB Associates
Consultant and Investor
Director and Secretary, Rockefeller Family Fund
Member of SSN Steering Committee and Director of the Minneapolis-St. Paul SSN Regional Network; Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair of Political Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Hubert Humphrey School and Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
Member of SSN Steering Committee and Co-Director of the New Haven SSN Regional Network; Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
Co-Director of the Maine SSN Regional Network; Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Member of SSN Steering Committee; John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Department of Government, Cornell University
Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, President of Foundation for Civic Leadership
Chapter Leaders
Associate Professor of Public Management, The Graduate Center and John Jay College, City University of New York
Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences, City University of New York
Associate Professor of Honors and Political Science, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Teacher Education; and Faculty Coordinator, Newcomer Extended Teach Education Program, University of Southern Maine
Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, and Coordinator of African-American Studies Minor, Salem State University
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Postdoctoral Fellows
Maine SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maine
Tennessee SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Utah SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah
North Carolina SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
Georgia SSN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia State University and Emory University
San Diego SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego
Confluence SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-St. Louis
National Staff
Training Director
Junior Membership and Research Fellow, Scholars Strategy Network
Content Manager
Communications Manager, Scholars Strategy Network
Civic Engagement Manager, Scholars Strategy Network
Director of Policy for Women's Health and Equality, Scholars Strategy Network
Executive Director, Scholars Strategy Network
Development Assistant for Data & Research
Director of Communications, Scholars Strategy Network
Director of Policy, Scholars Strategy Network
Chief Development Officer, Scholars Strategy Network
Research & Policy Fellow, Scholars Strategy Network
Director of Membership and Research, Scholars Strategy Network
Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Scholars Strategy Network
National Event Planner, Scholars Strategy Network
Postdoctoral Fellowship Director, Scholars Strategy Network
Associate Director of Public Policy, Scholars Strategy Network

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