Who We Are

The Scholars Strategy Network is an organization of university-based scholars who are committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy. Through strategic connections and communications, SSN is reshaping the way policy is made.

We Are Voluntary

University-based scholars join the Scholars Strategy Network to volunteer their time and knowledge to solve public problems.

We Are In The States

As a federated network, SSN has over 30 chapters across 26 states, designed to provide state and federal policymakers with research perspectives from their own communities.

We Are Defined by Impact

Researchers in SSN work with three key partners: civic leaders, policymakers, and journalists. By understanding the goals and challenges facing these partners, SSN is focused on impact from the start.

We Are Four Communities, One Vision

Across its diverse chapters and members, SSN’s vision remains constant: improving policy and strengthening democracy with research and evidence.  


Our Team

Our scholars are supported by national and regional staffers, as well as individual chapter leaders and our steering committee. Meet them below.

Steering Committee
Scholars Strategy Network Founder and Director
Harvard University
Chair of the Board, Scholars Strategy Network
MB Associates
Consultant and Investor
Rockefeller Family Fund
University of Minnesota
Yale University
University of Maine
Cornell University
Blue Haven Initiative
Foundation for Civic Leadership
Chapter Leaders
City University of New York
City University of New York
University of Maine
University of Southern Maine
Salem State University
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellows
Maine SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
Tennessee SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
Utah SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
North Carolina SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgia SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
San Diego SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
Confluence SSN Postdoctoral Fellow
National Staff
Junior Membership and Research Fellow
Communications Manager and Producer, No Jargon
Civic Engagement Manager
Director of Policy for Women's Health and Equality
Executive Director
Development Assistant for Data & Research
Director of Communications
Director of Policy
Chief Development Officer
Director of Membership and Research
National Event Planner
Postdoctoral Fellowship Director
Associate Director of Public Policy