The Center for Poverty Research hosts an annual seminar series on
poverty issues. We are pleased to welcome faculty,
researchers, and thought leaders to the UC Davis campus.
Most of our seminars are located in Andrews Conference Room, 2203
Social Sciences and Humanities Building, unless otherwise noted.
Parking Information: A valid UC Davis parking
permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are
available for purchase for $8.00 at machines located at the
entrance to the North Entry Parking
Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis, CA).
The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking
Directions to Andrews Conference Room:
Enter the Social
Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters &
Science Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and
elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor.
Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
Celeste Carruthers is an assistant professor in the Department of
Economics and the Center for Business and Economic Research at
the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the
economics of education with emphases on higher education,
historic education finance, public policy analysis, and applied
econometrics. She is an affiliated researcher with the National
Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
(CALDER), and she is a faculty advisor to fellows in the Harvard
Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project.
Kathleen Short began working at the Census Bureau in 1984 after
receiving her doctorate in economics from the University of
Michigan. From 1991 to 1999, she served as chief of the Poverty
and Health Statistics Branch and is currently conducting research
on improving statistical measures of poverty.
Harry Holzer is a professor at the Georgetown Public Policy
Institute as Professor of Public Policy. He is currently an
Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research, a
Senior Affiliate at the Urban Institute, a Senior Affiliate of
the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, a
National Fellow of the Program on Inequality and Social Policy at
Harvard University, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings
Institution, and a Research Affiliate of the Institute for
Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
David Harding is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the
University of California, Berkeley. Professor Harding studies
poverty and inequality, urban neighbborhoods, education,
incarceration, and prisoner reentry. He uses both qualitative and
Bradley Hardy is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration
and Policy at American University. His research interests lie
within labor economics, with an emphasis on economic instability,
intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, and socio-economic
outcomes. Within the department, he teaches courses on
microeconomics and social policy. His research examines trends
and sources of income volatility and intergenerational mobility
within the United States, with a focus on socio-economically