Faculty Affiliates

Integral to the workings of the CCYP are our dedicated Faculty Affiliates. Members meet regularly to discuss current issues in child and family policy, bringing together perspectives from diverse disciplines including social welfare, law, psychology, public policy, sociology, public health, history, and education. These faculty serve as advisors to graduate students throughout the UC Berkeley campus to encourage creative and innovative approaches to researching and addressing the needs of California's children.

Faculty Affiliates


Jill Berrick (Social Welfare)

Neil Gilbert (Social Welfare)



Bruce Fuller

Susan Holloway

Dan Perlstein

Michelle Wilkerson

Frank Worrell


Graduate School

Carolyn Cowan

Phil Cowan

Paula Fass (Emeritus)

Mary Ann Mason



Catherine Albiston

Joan Hollinger (Emeritus)

Kristin Luker

Steve Sugarman



Alison Gopnik

Steve Hinshaw

Robert Levenson

Rhona S. Weinstein


Qing Zhou


Public Health

Norm Constantine

Ronald E. Dahl

Julianna Deardorff

William H. Dow

Sylvia Guendelman

Jodi Halpern

Douglas Jutte

Emily J. Ozer

Karen Sokal-Gutierrez


Public Policy

Eugene Bardach (Emeritus)

Rucker Johnson

David Kirp

Jane Mauldon

Richard Scheffler


Social Welfare

Anu Manchikanti Gomez

Valerie Shapiro

Paul Sterzing

Susan Stone



Cybelle Fox

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks

Daniel Schneider

Barrie Thorne (Emeritus)

Margaret Weir


Other Universities

Jay Belsky- UC Davis

Ira Ellman- Arizona State

Michael Wald- Stanford

Faculty Affiliate Updates on Research and Policy

Alison Gopnik (Psychology) published The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tell Us About the Relationship between Parents and Children. Read the New York Times book review!

Neil Gilbert (Social Welfare) is co-editing the Handbook on Family Policy: A Life-Course Perspective as one of the initial volumes in the Oxford University Press Library on International Social Policy.

Steve Hinshaw (Psychology) published The explosion of the ADHD diagnosis: The key causes in the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report (2016) on the increased rates of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder diagnoses.

Rhona Weinstein (Psychology) published Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School(2016), a case study of the development of CAL Prep, a secondary school for a first generation college population, achieved through a long and deep university-district partnership (UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools) and a commitment to an early college design.

Paula Fass (Graduate School), recently published her new work The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child (Princeton University Press, June 2016). She was interviewed on Forum (06/16/2016) discussing the book and her work.

A new report on early learning was published by a team with the Learning Policy Institute, including David Kirp (Graduate School), entitled The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons from the States.

Catherine Albiston (Law) recently published Just Leave in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2016) on family leave policies and barriers to access for low-income families.