Campus Services and Harvard University Housing recently announced the appointment of Professor Christopher Winship and his wife, Nancy K. Winship, as the newest Faculty Directors within the Graduate Commons Program. They will take up residence in 29 Garden Street next spring, and will begin hosting events for graduate students and other Harvard affiliates in the Program’s newly expanded Garden Area, including properties such as 29 Garden, Botanic Garden, Shaler Lane, Holden Green and the Cronkhite Graduate Center, later this fall.
Professor Chrisopher Winship is the Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and also a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s senior faculty. His research spans a wide variety of fields from the development of statistical models for assessing causality, the application of the philosophical field of pragmatism to sociology, ethnographic work study partnerships in Boston to deal with gangviolence between the police and a group of black inner city ministers known as the Ten Point Coalition, to the study of effects of education on mental and test taking ability. He is co-director of the Boston Area Research Initiative, an inter-university effort to provide highquality research to inform local policy decision- making. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard in 1977. Prior to coming back to Harvard in 1994, he was professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Economics at Northwestern University. He is an avid tennis player.
Nancy K. Winship is the senior vice president for Institutional Advancement and a member of the President’s Cabinet at Brandeis University. During her tenure at Brandeis, Nancy has quadrupled the University’s yearly fundraising total and planned and implemented the first comprehensive campaign in the University’s history. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, summa cum laude, and pursued graduate work in Sociology (ABD) at Harvard University.