Matthew W. Stagner is Executive Director of Chapin Hall and a Senior Lecturer at the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Dr. Stagner directed the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. He also served as Director of the Division of Children and Youth Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has directed research for the National Research Council and the Center for the Study of Social Policy as well.
Dr. Stagner is an expert on youth risk behaviors, child welfare services, and program evaluation. He is currently conducting research with Mark Courtney on the effectiveness of programs for children aging out of foster care. Dr. Stagner holds a Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.