Northwestern professor named 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

SESP Prof. Kirabo Jackson was named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a prestigious fellowship program through which selected fellows receive up to $200,000 each to continue research in the fields of social sciences and the humanities.

Carnegie Corporation of New York selected 33 fellows from a pool of about 200 nominees based on the originality, promise and potential impact of their proposals. Jackson’s fellow-qualifying research on “Identifying Excellent Teachers” will work to “better identify high-quality teachers that improve the broad set of skills students need to succeed into adulthood,” according to the news release.

Jackson is an economist and associate professor of Human Development and Social Policy. He received his bachelor’s from Yale University in 2002, his master’s from Harvard University in 2005 and his doctorate from Harvard in 2007. He earned his tenure at Northwestern in 2012 after teaching at Cornell University from 2007 to 2010.

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