Neil Gilbert, PhD
Inducted in 2013
Neil Gilbert, Ph.D. is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley and Co-Director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. In 1981, he served as a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in London and was awarded a second Fulbright Fellowship to study European Social Policy at the London School of Economics and at the University of Stockholm in 1987. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva and at Oxford University.
Dr. Gilbert was Acting Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare from 1994-96. He was Vice Chair and Chair of the Berkeley Senate Faculty’s Graduate Council, a member of the Senate Divisional Council, and the Statewide Senate Faculty Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs.
His publications include thirty books and over 120 articles that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, Society, Commentary, and leading academic journals. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian and widely reviewed in venues such as the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic. Gilbert’s Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book and A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life (Yale University Press), was an Atlantic Monthly selection and a Society notable book. He chairs the editorial board of the International Journal of Social Welfare and co-edits the Oxford University Press International Policy Exchange series. Gilbert was the U.S. Delegate to Oxford University Press for Social Work, served on the Board of Trustees of the Head-Royce School and is chairman of the Board of Seneca Center. In 1987, he was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Medallion of Distinction. In 2000 he was voted Teacher of the Year at Berkeley Social Welfare.