People

Director
Amy Ellen Schwartz  bio
212.998.7405

Executive Director  
Meryle Weinstein  bio
212.998.5817

Associate Director 
Leanna Stiefel  bio
212.998.5758

Associate Director  
Sean Corcoran  bio
212.992.9468

Assistant Director  
Michele Leardo  bio 
212.992.9735

IESP Research Staff  

Siddhartha Aneja  bio

Sarah Cordes  bio

Agustina Laurito  bio

Zachary McDermott bio

Melissa Pflugh Prescott  bio

Micah Rothbart  bio

Menbere Shiferaw  bio

Emilyn Ruble Whitesell  bio


Affiliated Faculty and IESP Fellows

Hella Bel Hadj Amor
Practice Expert
Education Northwest 

Vicki L. Been  bio
Commisioner 
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development 

Robert Berne
Senior Vice President for Health
New York University

Jan Blustein
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Jack Buckley
Senior Vice President of Research 
College Board 

Dana Burde  bio                
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development               
New York University 

Thad Calabrese  bio  
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Rajashri Chakrabarti  bio
Economist
Research and Statistics Group
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Colin Chellman  bio
Associate Dean
Institutional and Policy Research 
City University of New York (CUNY) 

Sarah Calderon  bio
Executive Director
Casita Maria

Dylan Conger  bio
School of Public Policy and Public Administration
George Washington University

Michele Deegan  bio
Department of Political Science   
Muhlenberg College

Brian Elbel  bio
NYU School of Medicine
New York University

Ingrid Gould Ellen  bio
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Susan Fairchild  bio
Director of Data Analysis and Applied Research
New Visions for Public Schools

Sarah Jessen  bio
Founder and Executive Director
The White Barn Center for Social Research

Patrice Iatarola  bio
College of Education
Florida State University

Johanna Lacoe  bio  
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Lusk Center for Real Estate
University of Southern California

Jacob Leos-Urbel  bio  
Associate Director
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities
Stanford University 

Tod Mijanovich  bio
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Cynthia Miller-Idriss  bio
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Ann Morning  bio
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
New York University

Ross Rubenstein  bio
Maxwell School
Syracuse University

Marc Scott  bio
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Patrick Sharkey  bio
Department of Sociology
New York University

Diana Silver  bio
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Leslie Santee Siskin  bio
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Mitchell Stevens  bio
Associate Professor
Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Sharon L. Weinberg  bio
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Beth Weitzman  bio
Vice Dean
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development               
New York University

Matthew Wiswall  bio
W.P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University

Jeffrey Zabel  bio
School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Kathleen Ziol-Guest  bio
Research Associate Professor 
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University