About the Author
Thomas D. Cook (Ph.D., 1967, Stanford University) is a professor of sociology, psychology, education and social policy, as well as a Faculty Fellow, Institute of Policy Research at Northwestern University. His major research interests include examining routes out of poverty and methodology, dealing with the design and execution of social experiments, methods for promoting causal generalization, and theories of evaluation practice. Dr. Cook has written or edited seven books and has published numerous articles and book chapters. He was the recipient of the Myrdal Prize for Science from the Evaluation Research Society in 1982 and the Donald Campbell Prize for Innovative Methodology from the Policy Sciences Organization in 1988. He is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and a member of its committee on the Future of Work.