Daniel T. Lichter is the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell. He came to the ISS in the summer 2015.
The Ferris Family Professor of Life Course Studies in policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, Lichter also holds a faculty appointment in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Lichter publishes widely on population and public policy, including studies of concentrated poverty and inequality, intermarriage, immigrant incorporation in American society, rural sociology, and American racial and ethnic transformation.
Prior to coming to Cornell in 2005, he was on the faculty at Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Many of his publications are listed on Google Scholar. For more information, see his CV and the story in the Cornell Chronicle.