Legacies of the Great Society
    • About:

      Mark Levitan is an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College’s Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. He recently retired from his position as Director of Poverty Research at the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO). He led its work to develop a new measure of poverty for the City. Before coming to CEO, Dr. Levitan was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Community Service Society of New York where he authored studies on poverty, joblessness, and the low-wage labor market. He has also held positions at Queens College, the New York State Department of Economic Development, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers, and the United Auto Workers. Dr. Levitan received his Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.