Dr. Steven K. Wisensale is a professor of public policy in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. He earned his B.A. in political science and American history at Salem College in 1967, his M.Ed. in social foundations of education from Temple University in 1970, and his graduate diploma in comparative government and social welfare policy from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973. In addition, he earned his M.A. in liberal studies at Wesleyan University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in social welfare policy from Brandeis University in 1983.
Dr. Wisensale’s research interests are family policy, family leave policy, and aging policy. Some of his accomplishments include having been chosen as a Fulbright Scholar, having served as the interim director of the Honors Program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in Spring 2007, and having previously been the acting dean of the School of Family Studies. He has written three books, contributed chapters to a number of textbooks, and published numerous articles.