Carolyn Barnes Elected to National Academy of Social Insurance

By Matt LoJacono // February 15, 2023

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Sanford faculty member Carolyn Barnes was recently elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance for her research that explores the social and political implications of social policy on low-income populations in the areas of childcare policy, family services, and supports for young children.

Barnes is among the 51 experts who have been elected by the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance. The Academy's mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. New academy members are nominated by current members in recognition of their professional contributions, such as improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in an area of social insurance. Members can contribute to the academy's research, education, and leadership development initiatives by volunteering their time to serve on study panels, task forces, committees, and speaking at conferences and other Academy programs.

“We welcome our 2023 Members at a pivotal time for social insurance policy. We will count on our newest Members to contribute their expertise in building a more robust social insurance policy ecosystem that supports economic security opportunities for all and to collaborate with current Academy Members in pursuit of the same,” said Chief Executive Officer William Arnone. 

The Academy’s membership spans the country and is made up of over 1,200 individuals.