Thought leaders

Chicago Harris faculty are known around the world for thoughtful, evidence-based analyses of today’s most pressing issues, from municipal finance to health care access, from economic disparities to terrorism. Harris research has shifted discussions in policy arenas as diverse as crime, education, politics, labor markets, and the environment.

Our faculty are passionate about their studies and committed to unfettered inquiry. They bring an equal level of passion and commitment to the classroom, creating a rich learning environment that inspires excellence from every student. Harris professors teach students how to think critically—not what to think—in an independent and creative way. Teachers focus on helping students develop the intellectual and leadership tools that will maximize impact in their policy careers.