Welcome to Iowa SSN

About the chapter

Iowa SSN seeks to include scholars from a wide range of disciplines and organize around a variety of topics, including – at least every four years – their “first in the nation” status in the Presidential primaries. Iowa SSN is particularly interested in strengthening public engagement by partnering with local civic organizations. 

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director, Social and Education Policy Program, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
Associate Professor of Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Iowa
Professor of History, University of Iowa
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Iowa
IRB Education and Compliance Specialist, University of Iowa
Graduate Research Assistant and Master of Social Work Candidate, University of Iowa

Latest Briefs

How Universities Can Better Support Student Caregivers

  • Lisa Polakowski Schumacher

Why the Time is Right to Expand the National School Lunch Program to Higher Education

  • Sara Goldrick-Rab
  • Katharine Broton
  • Emily Brunjes Colo

Latest in the News

David E. Frisvold's research on economic trends discussed in Jillian Berman. David E. Frisvold, "One Reason You May Not See Teens Flipping Burgers or Lifeguarding This Summer," MarketWatch, June 7, 2018.
Colin Gordon quoted in Hanna Holthauys, "Kirkwood and Meacham Park Residents Still Feel Separate 10 Years after Shooting" Webster Journal, March 21, 2018.
Guest to discuss college students' growing struggle to pay for all college-related expenses on Here & Now, Wisconsin Public Television, Katharine Broton, February 5, 2016.
"Ferguson Protests: How Did We Get Here?," Colin Gordon, Bloomberg, August 15, 2014.
"States of Recession," Colin Gordon, CEPR, August 22, 2013.

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