Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Director of The Scholarly Knowledge Project, Columbia University
Kenneth Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Director of The Scholarly Knowledge Project, Columbia University. He was also on the faculty of the University of Chicago, and, for shorter stints, Stanford, Washington University, Makerere University (Uganda) and the New School for Social Research, where he was also Dean. Non-academic posts include Director of the Census Bureau, Director of NORC, President of the Social Science Research Council, and Senior Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is active in many professional associations, and currently serves as chair of the Advisory Board of the Division on Social & Behavioral Sciences of the National Academies of Science and chaired the panel that produced the report Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy. His most recent book is What is Your Race? The Flawed Effort of the Census to Classify Americans (Princeton, 2013).