Professional Experience

Research Administration and Leadership:

Co-Leader – Poverty and Geography Network, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017 to present.

Executive Committee – Urban@UW, University of Washington, 2015 to present.

Advisory Board – Metropolitan Policy Center at American University, 2014 to present.

Co-Director – Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago, 2013 to present.

Faculty Director – The University of Chicago Urban Network, 2012 to 2014.

Member – Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research Technical Working Group, 2010 to 2012.

Member – Rhode Island Welfare Reform Implementation Sub-Committee of The Task Force on Federal Legislation of the Children’s Cabinet (WRITF), 2005 to 2008.

Nonprofit Experience:

Board Member – FamilyWorks, 2016 to present.

Board Member –, 2011 to 2016.

Treasurer – Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2017 to 2019.

Communications Committee Chair – Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2017 to 2019.

Strategic Planning Committee – Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2010 to 2011.

Member – United Way of Rhode Island’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, 2006 to 2007.

Research Affiliations:

Faculty Affiliate – Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), University of Washington, 2015 to present.

Nonresidential Senior Fellow – Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, 2010 to present.

Faculty Affiliate – Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008 to present.

Service to the Profession:

Advisory Council – Publius:  The Journal of Federalism, 2008 to present.

External Reviewer, University of Texas at Dallas Public Policy and Political Economy Program, 2012 to 2013.

Editorial Board – Social Work Research, 2011 to 2014.

Editorial Board – Social Service Review, 2008 to 2014.

Editorial Board – Social Science Quarterly, 2006 to 2011.

Journal Reviewer:

Alcohol Research & Health; American Journal of Sociology; American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Politics Research; American Review of Politics; British Journal of Sociology; City and Community; Health and Place; Health Services Research; Journal of Consumer Affairs; Journal of European Social Policy; Journal of Health Politics; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; Journal of Politics; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; Journal of Urban Economics; Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly; Perspectives on Politics; Policy and Law; Policy Studies Journal; Political Research Quarterly; PS: Political Science & Politics; The Professional Geographer; Public Administration Review; Publius: The Journal of Federalism; Social Problems; Social Science Quarterly; Social Service Review; Social Work Research; State and Local Government Review; Urban Affairs Review.