Chief Assessment Scientist

David Kidd is the Chief Assessment Scientist with the Design Studio at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics (ELSCE). The Design Studio is a hub that supports innovative ethics and civics learning initiatives, originating all across the university and affiliated with the ELSCE, that are dedicated to teaching people how to think through and work collectively on hard issues.  Currently Dr. Kidd leads research studies with the Democratic Knowledge Project and the National Ethics Project. David received a PhD in Social Psychology from the New School for Social Research in 2015, where he was a postdoctoral fellow before coming to Harvard University in 2017.