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David C. Wilson

Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
David C. Wilson

David C. Wilson, Ph.D is Dean of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Wilson is a political psychologist specializing in the use of survey-based experiments to study political behavior and policy preferences. His scholarship focuses on the psychology of political opinion about policies, contentious social issues, and political figures. He is drawn to investigate justice-related biases in political preferences created by judgements of others.

Prior to his appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Wilson was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Delaware, and prior to that he was a senior statistical consultant and researcher at the Gallup Organization, in Washington, DC. He earned a BA (government) from Western Kentucky University, and an MPA (policy analysis) and PhD (political science), from Michigan State University.