New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt, and co-director of the Institute on Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He has also conducted research on culture and sexuality in HIV / AIDS risk and prevention. He conducts research in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. His recent books include Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life and Child Development (2006, Russell Sage, with Thomas Weisner and Edward Lowe), Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs (2009, Oxford University Press, with Marybeth Shinn), and Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children (2011, Russell Sage, sole authored). He has served on the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences, the Early Childhood Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the DHHS Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation for the Clinton and Obama Administrations. In 2011 he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from NYU.