Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
Lawrence Aber is Albert and Blanche Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and University Professor at New York University, where he also serves as board chair of its Institute of Human Development and Social Change. Dr. Aber earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Harvard University. He has previously taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, and at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where he also directed the National Center for Children in Poverty.
He is an internationally recognized expert in child development and social policy and has co-edited Neighborhood Poverty: Context and Consequences for Children (1997, Russell Sage Foundation), Assessing the Impact of September 11th, 2001 on Children, Youth, and Parents: Lessons for Applied Developmental Science (2004, Erlbaum), and Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action (2007, APA Publications).