Advisory Board

Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Associate Dean of Yale School of Management

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. Professor Sonnenfeld's related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.

Professor Jacob Hacker, Director of Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also a board member of The Century Foundation, Economic Policy Institute, The American Prospect, and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network steering committee, and a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. An expert on the politics of U.S. health and social policy, he is the author of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, written with Paul Pierson (2010, paperback 2011), The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream (2006, paperback 2008), The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States (2002), and The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton's Plan for Health Security (1997), co-winner of the Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is also co-author, with Paul Pierson, of Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (2005) and has edited three volumes—most recently, Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets, and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century, edited with Ann O' Leary (2012).

Danya Keene, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health

Danya Keene received her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan in 2009. She was also predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center. Her mixed-methods research broadly explores how social policies contribute to health inequality. Specifically, her work has examined how urban revitalization and public housing demolition may affect the health of low-income African American communities in Chicago, Atlanta and nationally. This research has considered how relocation and displacement may affect access to geographically-rooted social ties and the health promoting resources that they provide. Her work has also examined how stigma associated with public housing and urban poverty may affect the well-being of those who reside in, or relocate from discursively condemned places. This concept of ‘spatial stigma’ is an understudied mechanism by which place affects health, and one that Dr. Keene is continuing to examine in different contexts. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, Dr. Keene continued to work on issues related to residential mobility, geographic rootedness, place and health equity. For example, she is developing a mixed-methods project to explore the lived experiences and health consequences of home foreclosure in low-income Philadelphia communities.