in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Passing of James Jackson, a giant in ISR and the social sciences

James personified exceptional leadership. We were honored to work alongside him at ISR. He will be dearly missed, as his impact continues onward.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Joshua M. Ackerman

    Faculty Associate, RCGD Associate Professor, Psychology
    Joshua Ackerman's research revolves around interpersonal cognition, and how and why people's relationships influence how we think, prefer, … more
  • Louis A. Penner

    Adjunct Research Scientist, RCGD Adjunct Research Scientist, Psychology
    Professor Penner's research interest is in psychosocial variables as they affect reactions to life-threatening diseases and the quality … more