Pamela Morris
Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
NYU Steinhardt

Pamela Morris is a Professor of Applied Psychology, the Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, and incoming Interim Dean at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Having spent a decade in policy research at MDRC before joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Morris has spent two decades working at the intersection of social policy, practice, developmental psychology, and education. In her Vice Dean role at NYU Steinhardt, Morris oversees 300 faculty across 11 Departments and $39 million in annual research expenditures across 8 Interdisciplinary Research Centers. Morris also continues to engage in research activity alongside her academic leadership role; her current research activity includes an IES-funded partnership with NYC’s Department of Education to support their historic Universal Pre-k expansion, and an NIH-funded randomized trial of a tiered primary/secondary parenting intervention within pediatric primary care. A former William T. Grant scholar, Morris currently serves as a lead editor of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and has served on a number of boards and review groups, including the National Academy of Science’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Institute of Education Sciences’ Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education Panel.