Social Sciences/Politics Experts

Experts are listed alphabetically.


Marc A. Brackett Ph.D.
  • Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Professor in the Child Study Center

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Emotional intelligence, social and emotional learning, education reform, child development, emotions


Rodrigo Canales Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior


Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Institutional theory, organizational change, innovation, Mexico, police


Molly Crockett Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics


Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Morality, decision-making, altruism


Jack Dovidio Ph.D.
  • Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Prejudice, intergroup relations, altruism


Emily Erikson Ph.D.
  •  Associate Professor

Robert Frank Ph.D.
  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Chair of the Department of Linguistics

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Natural language processing, computational linguistics, cognitive science of language, syntax, language acquisition


Abigail S. Friedman Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)
  • Assistant Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Tobacco policy, electronic cigarettes, health economics, health policy


Cecilia Frometa Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology


Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Culture, immigration, trauma informed care, school mental health, training coordination


Walter Gilliam Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology
  • Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Child care and early childhood education; Intervention policy analysis; Early childhood mental health consultation; Child and family social policy; Young child development


Kenneth Gillingham Ph.D.
  • Professor of Economics, Yale School of the Environment
  • Secondary appointment, Yale School of Management
  • Secondary appointment, Department of Economics

Field & Expertise

Environment, Social Sciences/Politics

  • Green Infrastructure
  • Energy consumption
  • Electric grid
  • Electric vehicles