Stephen W. Raudenbush
Stephen W. Raudenbush is the Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Chairman of the Committee on Education. He received an Ed.D in Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research in 1984 from Harvard University and was a professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan from 1998 until 2005. He is a leading scholar on quantitative methods for studying child and youth development within social setting such as classrooms, schools, and neighborhoods. He is currently studying the impact of residential and school mobility on student learning and developing new measures of school and classroom quality. He is best known for his work on developing hierarchical linear modes, with broad applications in the design and analysis of longitudinal and multilevel research. Raudenbush has been the Scientific Director of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, an ambitious study of how family, neighborhood and school settings shape the academic learning, social development, mental health and exposure to violence of children growing up in Chicago.