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Mary Jo Bane is the Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy
and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she has been on
the faculty since 1981. From 1993 to 1996 she was Assistant
Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. From 1992 to 1993 she was Commissioner
of the New York State Department of Social Services, where she
previously served as Executive Deputy Commissioner from 1984 to
1986. From 1987 to 1992, at the Kennedy School, she was Malcolm
Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Malcolm
Wiener Center for Social Policy. From2006 to 2011 she was Academic
Dean at HKS. She is the author of a number of books and articles on
poverty, welfare, families, and the role of churches in civic life.
She is currently doing research on poverty in the United States and
international context. She lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts, with
her husband Kenneth Winston and enjoys hiking, gardening, and
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Book Chapters
Bane, Mary Jo. "The Catholic Puzzle: Parishes and Civic Life."
Taking Faith Seriously. Ed. Mary Jo Bane, Brent Coffin, and
Richard Higgins. Harvard University Press, 2005, 63-93.
Bane, Mary Jo. "Pro-life, Pro-family, Pro-poor." American
Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice. Ed.
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels. Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
Bane, Mary Jo. "Voice and Loyalty in the Church: The People of God,
Politics and Management." Common Calling: The Laity and
Governance of the Catholic Church. Ed. Stephen J. Pope.
Georgetown University Press, 2004.
Bane, Mary Jo, and Lawrence M. Mead. Lifting Up the Poor: A
Dialogue on Religion, Poverty, & Welfare Reform. Brookings
- Edited Volumes
Bane, Mary Jo, Brent Coffin, and Richard Higgins, eds. Taking
Faith Seriously. Harvard University Press, 2005.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Bane, Mary Jo. "The Catholic Puzzle: Parishes and Civic Life." KSG
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP05-036, May 2005.
Bane, Mary Jo, and Rene Zenteno. "Poverty and Place in North
America." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP05-035,
Bane, Mary Jo. "Race, Poverty and Public Policy." KSG Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP05-030, March 2005.