The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Annual Report 2019-2020

Faculty Grantee Reflection

Jason Houle  

Jason Houle

Associate Professor of Sociology

Dartmouth College

Dr. Fenaba Addo

Co-Author Dr. Fenaba Addo

Associate Professor of Consumer Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rocky Student Reflections

Sunny Drescher outside on a path with green trees

Sunny Drescher '20

Rocky by the Numbers 2019-2020

Rocky by the numbers infographic

Letter from Interim Director J.Russell Muirhead

Dear Friends,


I’ve always admired the Rockefeller Center, looking at it from my office next door in the Government Department, but now that I know it from the inside, I not only admire it, I love it. Seeing the Rockefeller Center from the inside gave me a vantage on its work I never would have had otherwise.

One cold evening back in February, I left my family over dinner and made my way to the Rockefeller Center to drop in on a gathering of the Management and Leadership Development Program. The sight warmed this teacher’s heart: students in all their diversity, earnest and happy, shoulder to shoulder over plates of Indian food, sharing and talking, learning and exploring, connecting, and becoming friends. Looking over the room, eavesdropping a bit on the conversations, I couldn’t help but wish I were a student too, sitting among them, learning to understand the world by understanding each other. This is the soul of Dartmouth College.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences