Dr. Michael Sherraden
Michael Sherraden PhD, is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and founding director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. CSD conceives and tests social innovations. Sherraden’s research on civic service – National Service (1982) and The Moral Equivalent of War? (1990) – contributed to the creation of AmeriCorps in 1993. His research on asset building – Assets and the Poor (1991), Inclusion in the American Dream (2005), Assets and Low Income Families (2008), and Asset Building Innovations and Strategies in Asia (2014) – has informed asset building policies in the United States and many other countries. At the present time, CSD supports bodies of work in inclusive housing, decarceration, race and social mobility, environment and social justice, and other areas. Sherraden has been a Fulbright Scholar, held several international professorships, and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. By far his best contributions are the doctoral graduates he has trained and the work they are now doing.