Ph.D., Psychology, Johns Hopkins, 1972
Research Professor, Dept. of Human & Organizational Development
Professor; Director, Peabody Research Institute
Mark Lipsey's professional interests are in the areas of public policy, program evaluation research, social intervention, field research methodology, and research synthesis (meta-analysis). The topics of his recent research have been risk and intervention for juvenile delinquency and substance use, early childhood education programs, and issues of methodological quality in program evaluation research.
Professor Lipsey is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Synthesis Methods and Campbell Systematic Reviews and serves on the editorial boards of Evaluation and Program Planning, the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. He is a member of the Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and the Science Advisory Board for the federal Office of Justice Programs. He is a recipient of Vanderbilt University’s Earl Sutherland award for achievement in research and, among others, the Campbell Collaboration’s Mosteller award, the American Evaluation Association's Paul Lazarsfeld Award, the Society of Prevention Research's Nan Tobler Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, and co-author of the program evaluation textbook, Evaluation: A Systematic Approach and the meta-analysis primer, Practical Meta-Analysis.