Andrew Pope

Director of Training

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  • SSN workshops
  • Use of research evidence
  • External partnerships
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About Andrew

Andrew Pope is the Director of Training at the Scholars Strategy Network. In this role, he builds training programs that extend the reach and impact of academic research. Working with SSN chapters, Andrew facilitates workshops that support policy and media campaigns run by our members. He also develops external partnerships, building relationships with people and organizations that make use of SSN’s expertise in bridging academic research and the policy or media worlds. 

Andrew leads the team that launched the Education Scholars Training Program (ESTP). The program supports an annual cohort of scholars of color who are using their research to improve public policy and reshape media narratives. ESTP helps these scholars acquire the skills needed to translate their research into policy recommendations and then brokers relationships between them and policymakers. Andrew’s team subsequently monitors policymakers’ actions to determine the impact of those relationships. Participants expand their skill sets and their policy and media networks over the course of the year.

Before joining SSN, Andrew taught in the History & Literature Program at Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for African American Urban Studies & the Economy. He also previously worked as the Housing Coordinator at the Rochester Legal Aid Society. 

Andrew has a Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University’s History Department. He attended Jefferson Community College before transferring to the University of Rochester where he earned a B.A. in African American Studies & History.

He lives in Somerville, MA with his spouse and their three cats Ariadne, Jo, and Magdalena.