Dr. Thomas D. Cook
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Thomas D. Cook to Join Mathematica as a Senior Fellow
March 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Thomas D. Cook will join Mathematica Policy Research as a senior fellow in September 2014. Cook is a nationally recognized expert in research methodology and program evaluation. He will be based in the company's Washington, D.C., office.
"We're delighted to welcome Tom to Mathematica," said Debbie Reed, Senior Vice President and Director of the Human Services Research division at Mathematica. "His record of research coupled with his accomplished contributions to improving evaluation methods will be an incredible asset in our mission to improve public well-being."
Cook will join Mathematica half-time as a senior fellow, while also continuing his distinguished academic career at Northwestern University. He holds the Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair of Ethics and Justice at Northwestern University, where he is a professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education and Social Policy. He is also a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. Among his many honors, he received APPAM's 2012 Rossi Award, recognizing his important contributions to program evaluation. He also received the Sells Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association. He is a Margaret Mead Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cook is a former chair of the board of the Russell Sage Foundation and served on the congressionally appointed committee evaluating Title I (No Child Left Behind) from 2006 to 2008.
Widely published, Cook has written or edited 10 books, including several that have become reference standards in program evaluation, such as Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference (with Donald Campbell and William Shadish). His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is an editorial board member of several journals, including the American Journal of Evaluation, the Journal of Public Policy and Management, and Zeitschrift fuer Evaluation. Cook holds a Ph.D from Stanford University.