Cecilia E. Rouse was appointed dean of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and the Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education at Princeton. From 2009 to 2011, she served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Rouse’s appointment is effective September 1. She replaces Christina Paxson who left to become president of Brown University.
Professor Rouse is the founding director of the Princeton Educational Research Section. She is a senior editor of <em>The Future of Children</em>, a journal published by the Wilson School in conjunction with the Brookings Institution.
Dr. Rouse joined the Princeton faculty in 1992. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
Here is a video of Dr. Rouse discussing the economic impact of the nation’s dropout problem.