Sheldon Danziger named new president of Russell Sage Foundation

February 8, 2013

Sheldon Danziger, the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and director of the National Poverty Center, has been appointed the tenth president of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Russell Sage is the premier foundation devoted exclusively to social science research. Danziger will join the foundation on September 1, 2013.

Danziger is internationally known for his expertise in social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and the 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

In the formal announcement from Russell Sage Foundation, Robert E. Denham, the chairman of the board of trustees, said, "Professor Danziger's appointment will continue the Russell Sage Foundation's great tradition of distinguished and groundbreaking social science research that addresses important policy issues and contributes to improving the human condition."

[Read the full announcement from Russell Sage]