The 150-plus faculty members and roughly 800 graduate students are responsible for research that is influential and innovative.
Much of that research is conducted within the School’s research centers and institutes, but much is also completed by individuals working within their disciplines, toward purely scholarly ends. Similarly, much of Maxwell’s research is externally funded — recently, sponsored research has amounted to roughly $6 million a year — and yet much leads to the published books and articles that mark the progress of concepts and ideas in the academy. In a typical year, Maxwell faculty members publish dozens of books and monographs and hundreds of book chapters and journal articles. Their work provides up-to-date material for the classroom.
It is one of the great (and sometimes overlooked) distinctions of the Maxwell School that an institution so widely praised for its professional programs is, in fact, a home for esteemed research and scholarship across so a wide range of disciplines.
Karas Montez paper on college major, health cited in Pacific Standard
Karas Montez research cited in Chronicle article on health, education
Wolf, Arora study on PFL, nursing home costs featured in JPAM
Rubinstein study on health literacy and life history published in HO
Maxwell geog student pursues research through NSF-funded program
PhD candidate Aaron Hoy article on same-sex divorce published in JDR
London and Hoy article on sexuality, marriage duration published in PR
McDowell article on future of China's currency published in JCC
Lutz study on SAT mismatch, college outcomes published in ER&S journal
Monnat cited in Business Insider article on opioid crisis, Trump
Maxwell X Lab innovates policymaking through behavioral science
Maxwell X Lab's primary goals are to help Maxwell students and faculty run experiments that result in reliable, convincing outcomes; to bring informed, innovative ideas to the conversation as the experiments are being developed; and to develop partnerships in the community and with nonprofit organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.
Heflin study on material hardship published in Social Problems
Harrington Meyer article on grandparenting published in IIA journal
Schwartz study on inclusion, students with disabilities published
Maxwell School Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat and team secure NIJ grant