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Gordon Lewis

Associate Professor of Sociology

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Professor Lewis's research focuses primarily on policy analysis in the area of income transfers. His recent work has included analyses of work incentives in welfare programs, the economics of day care, child support enforcement, de facto marriage policy and the Pennsylvania tax forgiveness program. A second focus is on management and organizational design. He has completed analyses of the optimal allocation of workers in administrative offices and the effects of budget allocation procedures within the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health.

Professor Lewis is Vice Chairman of the Consumer Advisory Board for Peoples Natural Gas Co. and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.


"Staffing and Allocation of Workers in an Administrative Office" (with Eswaran Subrahmanian and Ashok Srinivasan); Management Science, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 548-570, April 1998.

"Food Pantry Use Among Low-Income Households in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania" (with Beth Daponte, Seth Sanders, and Lowell Taylor); Journal of Nutrition Education, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 50-57, 1998.



Bachelor's, Master's degrees and Doctorate from Stanford University