APPAM's new President-Elect, Ron Haskins
Introducing APPAM's New President-Elect Ron Haskins
November 18, 2014 02:00 PM
In January 2015, Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University, will be the Association's next President. Angela Evans will assume the post of Immediate Past President, and Ron Haskins will begin his turn within APPAM's leadership as the new President-Elect. He was the sole nominee selected by the Nomination Committee, co-chaired by former APPAM presidents Paul Decker and Sandra Archibald.
"APPAM is very fortunate to have Ron Haskins coming on board as our President-elect," says Waldfogel. "Ron has unparalleled experience and expertise -- both as a practitioner and analyst -- on the most important policies affecting children and families. He is also a longtime member and friend of APPAM. I know I speak for all of APPAM's leadership in saying how much we look forward to working with him in his new role."
Haskins is co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In 2002, he was the senior advisor on welfare policy to the White House. Haskins also spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee’s staff director. From 1981-1985, he was a senior researcher at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also taught and lectured on history and education at UNC, Charlotte and developmental psychology at Duke University.
An accomplished author and editor, Haskins has published numerous books, articles, and editorials and is a frequent guest on various radio and television programs. His area of expertise includes welfare reform, child care, child support, marriage, child protection, and budget and deficit issues. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (2000); the President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Human Services from the American Public Human Services Association (2005); and the Lion Award from the Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (2010). Haskins received his Master's in Education and his Ph.D. in Development Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.