The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

PhD Program

Contact Information

Program Administration

Jeffrey Prottas, PhD
Director, PhD Program
Schneider 209, 781-736-3955

Cheryl Sweeney
Program Manager, PhD Program
Schneider 111, 781-736-8992

Concentration Chairs

Assets and Inequalities
Thomas Shapiro, PhD
Heller-Brown 368, 781-736-4671

Behavioral Health
Constance Horgan, ScD
Heller-Brown 257, 781-736-3916

Children, Youth and Families (CYF)
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD
Heller-Brown 364, 781-736-8657

Global Development and Sustainability
Laurence Simon, PhD
Heller-Brown 160, 781-736-4148

Jon Chilingerian, PhD
Schneider 204, 781-736-3828

Student Representatives to the PhD Program Committee

Your student representative will report committee discussion/decisions back to your class. You (through your representative) may also recommend PCM agenda items to the PhD Program Director. 

Sneha Gantla  (1st year-Assets)

Shayna Mazel (2nd year-Behavioral Health)

Misti Jeffers (3rd year-Assets)


Individual Learning Plans

Important Documents