Dr. Christopher Jencks Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 10, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Christopher Jencks with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Jencks celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With a strong background in social policy, Dr. Jencks celebrates a career that has spanned more than five decades. Retired since 2016, he concluded his career as a professor for the Kennedy School of Government, a division of Harvard University. Previously, he served the university since 1998, holding other prominent roles including Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy. In this role, Dr. Jencks taught coursework in the disciplines of health, criminal justice, housing, education and inequality. Regarded in his industry for his breadth of knowledge, he has found success in other professional endeavors, including positions as visiting professor for the University of Chicago, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs for Northwestern University, fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies and associate editor of New Republic Magazine.

When asked of his professional journey, Dr. Jencks candidly admits that when he graduated with his undergraduate degree, he had no idea what he wanted to do. With an interest in writing, he followed the journalism path for a short time as he had previously served as an editor for the Harvard Crimson during his studies. After working at New Republic Magazine, he was drawn to a research program happening at Harvard University, which diverted his career toward education and research. Looking back, Dr. Jencks feels that the opportunities he took to find his true career path had provided him a strong foundation from which his successes have grown. His achievements have also come from his own education, which includes a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from Harvard University. Dr. Jencks also holds a Doctor of Letters from Columbia College and a Doctor of Laws from Kalamazoo College.

Considered a leader in his field, Dr. Jencks has achieved distinction as a fellow for prominent organizations, including the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. He has remained on top of his field through his memberships and affiliations with the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Dr. Jencks has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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