Felice J. Levine is Executive Director of AERA. Previously, she was Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association. She also was Program Director at the NSF and a senior research social scientist at the American Bar Foundation.
Earlier in her career, Levine concentrated her research on children and youth, as well as the dynamics underlying compliance, aggression and at-risk behaviors. In recent years, her work has focused on research and science policy issues, research ethics, data access and sharing, the scientific and academic workforce, and higher education. She currently is collaborating on a major NSF-funded study assessing education research doctorate programs in U.S. universities.
Levine also is associate editor of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics and co-author of The Social Causes of Violence: Crafting a Science Agenda. In addition, she is on the Executive Committee of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, and is Secretary General of the newly established World Education Research Association.
Levine earned A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Chicago.