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Jean Baldwin Grossman
Lecturer of Public and International Affairs
Research Associate, Office of Population Research

Jean Grossman teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School and is senior vice president for research at Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), a nonprofit organization that studies policies and programs for the nation’s disadvantaged citizens, especially its youth. She is an expert on after-school and youth mentoring programs, as well as evaluation design. She has spent her career evaluating social programs of all kinds—employment and training, welfare, dropout prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, health, and youth programs—tailoring the evaluation designs to suit the demands of different program situations.

Grossman received her B.A. in Economics from Wisconsin University in 1976 and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980. Prior to working at P/PV, she worked at Mathematica Policy Research conducting research on unemployment insurance, welfare reform issues, and a long-term care health reform demonstration.

She is currently doing research on after-school programs (both in school and in the community), a community-wide initiative to improving the health and well-being of parents and young child in Trenton, and the role of faith-based organizations in delivering social services.