Nan Stein
Senior Research Scientist


  • Gender
  • Peer relationships
  • Safety and violence

Nan Stein has conducted research on sexual harassment in K-12 schools and teen dating violence for over 30 years. A former middle school teacher, drug and alcohol counselor, and gender equity specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Education, she has collaborated with teachers’ unions and sexual assault/domestic violence agencies throughout the U.S. She has authored many book chapters, law review and academic journal articles as well as commentaries for the mainstream media and the educational press, and often serves as an expert witness in Title IX/sex discrimination-sexual harassment lawsuits heard in U.S. federal courts. She joined the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, the largest and oldest women’s research center in the U.S., as a senior research scientist in 1992. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Contribution to Education award from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she received her doctorate of education in 1981.