Ariel Kalil is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris, she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab. She also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway and in the School of Business Administration at the University of Stavanger, Norway. She is a developmental psychologist who studies economic conditions, parenting, and child development.
Xi Song is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. She is also an Affiliate of the Population Research Center and the Center on Demography and Economics of Aging at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, a Faculty Sponsor of the Center for East Asian Studies, an Associate of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and a Member of the Committee on Quantitative Research Methodology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Alyn McCarty joined Research for Action in 2017 as a Research Associate. At RFA, Alyn is the project director on a large, multi-year evaluation of an early literacy program in Philadelphia pre-k centers, and conducts quantitative research and analyses on several other projects. Prior to joining RFA, Alyn was a Health Disparities Research Scholar at the Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities Research and served as a Research Scientist for the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.