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James Coleman Assistant Professorship

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 2017 by Charles I. Clarvit

CHARLES I. CLARVIT is CEO of CCFO Investments and an angel investor and board member of start-up Brand Yourself. Prior to CCFO Investments, Mr. Clarvit was chief executive officer of Vinci Partners-US, an asset and wealth management firm headquartered in Brazil. He is a former managing director and co-head of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s fund of funds platform. Mr. Clarvit held significant portfolio management responsibilities and oversaw marketing strategy and client service for the fund of funds business on the BAA platform. He joined BlackRock in 2007 following the acquisition of the fund of funds business of Quellos Group, LLC. At Quellos, Mr. Clarvit served as a principal. He oversaw the Quellos Client Group and held significant portfolio management responsibilities. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Clarvit was a managing director with CIBC Oppenheimer & Co., responsible for alternative investment strategies and private equity advisory services for U.S. pensions, endowments, offshore institutions and high net worth families. From 1978 to 1985, he was with IBM Corporation in a system engineer and marketing capacity.

Mr. Clarvit serves on the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees, the Krieger School Advisory Board, and the Center for Financial Economics Advisory Board. He also is a co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Rising to the Challenge Campaign and a former Second Decade Society member. He received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Heritage Award in 2009. Mr. Clarvit is a member of the Information School Advisory Board at Syracuse University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences with a concentration in economics and statistics from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. As a student at Hopkins, Mr. Clarvit wrestled, played lacrosse, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He and wife Nancy have two children, Alison and Sam.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarvit’s generous philanthropy has qualified them for the university’s Founders Wall. They recently established two endowed professorships in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: the James Coleman Professorship and the Broadus Mitchell Assistant Professorship.

Held by Stefanie DeLuca

STEFANIE DELUCA, Ph.D., is the James Coleman Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University, where she directs the Social Policy Program and the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab.

Her research uses sociological perspectives to inform education and housing policy. She conducts mixed-methods studies that combine qualitative research with experimental or quasi-experimental designs. Some of her work focuses on the long-term effects of programs to help low-income families relocate to safer neighborhoods and better schools through housing vouchers.

Based on some of this work with young adults in the Baltimore site of the Moving to Opportunity program, Stefanie wrote a book, Coming of Age in the Other America (with Susan Clampet-Lundquist and Kathryn Edin), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title from the American Library Association, and won the William F. Goode Award from the American Sociological Association. Stefanie has also been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Fellowship and a William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Award.

Her work has been funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Spencer Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Abell Foundation, National Academy of Education, Gates Foundation and the Department of Education.

She contributes frequently to national and local media, including the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

She currently serves on a Federal Research Advisory Commission at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and was recently named Scholar of the Year by the National Alliance of Resident Services in Assisted and Affordable Housing. Stefanie has been invited to share her research to support policy recommendations at the federal level at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and has provided briefings and testimony for several state legislatures and in federal court on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Baltimore Thompson v. HUD housing desegregation case.

She has presented her work as part of an exhibit at the National Museum of American History, and has received the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award.