Samuel Carter joined the Institute for Public Knowledge as Assistant Director in December 2007. In this role, he works actively to develop new program areas, serves as a member of many IPK working groups, and also works as a liaison between the IPK and its many partners within New York University, in New York City, and around the globe. He is also Assistant Editor of Public Culture, which is based at IPK.
Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President's Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he helped to develop several projects, including two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press. Mr. Carter has served as a Researcher for Vice President Joe Biden, as well as for democratic strategist Robert Shrum. Mr. Carter holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Policy Analysis and Management from NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, where he received the Sterling D. Spero Prize for Exceptional Written Work for his analysis of workforce housing policy options for the City of Miami's Office of the Mayor.
Mr. Carter also serves on the board of Hollaback, a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.