Carol Camp Yeakey


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Carol Camp Yeakey is the founding director of Washington University’s interdisciplinary program in urban studies and its Center on Urban Research and Public Policy. She also holds faculty appointments as professor of education, international and area studies, American culture studies, and urban studies. She was awarded an American Council on Education fellowship for higher education leadership development in 2004. She received the Distinguished Career Contribution to Research Award by the American Education Research Association and was elected a fellow in 2013. Her primary area of research is social welfare policy as it pertains to marginalized children, young adults and families and the neighborhood contexts in which they live.  She has been a senior research scientist at the Kellogg Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, College Board, Josiah Macy Foundation, and the Educational Testing Service, among others. She has presented her research at national and international venues and has published 13 authored or co-edited book volumes, including the 2014 book, “Urban Ills: Twenty-First Century Complexities to Urban Living in Global Contexts.”