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Washington and Lee University    
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog archived

Poverty and Human Capability Studies (POV)

The Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability offers a curricular and co-curricular program of study that enriches any major. Sustained and coordinated study in this program enables students to understand how their undergraduate and graduate studies can prepare them as future professionals and citizens to address the problems associated with poverty and how to establish a decent minimum of human development for all people.

Program Head: Howard Pickett
Winter 2018 Interim Program Head: Arthur Goldsmith

Core Faculty

First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

J. Tyler Dickovick, Ph.D.—(2004)-2010
Grigsby Associate Professor of Politics
Ph.D., Princeton University

Timothy M. Diette, Ph.D.—(2004)-2013
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Jonathan Eastwood, Ph.D.—(2006)-2010
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Boston University

Arthur H. Goldsmith, Ph.D.—(1990)-1996
Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Illinois

John D. King, J.D., LL.M.—(2008)-2013
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
LL.M., Georgetown University

Deborah Miranda, Ph.D.—(2004)-2013
John Lucian Smith Jr. Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Washington

Karla K. Murdock, Ph.D.—(2005)-2013
David G. Elmes Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Howard Y. Pickett, Ph.D.—(2011)-2013
Assistant Professor of Poverty and Human Capability
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Joan M. Shaughnessy, J.D.—(1983)-1994
Roger D. Groot Professor of Law
J.D., University of Chicago

Katharine L. Shester, Ph.D.—(2011)-2011
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University



Interdisciplinary Minor