Samuel Myers Jr.

Distinguished Fellow, Class of 2023

Samuel Myers, Jr., is an economist and Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

His research has explored racial discrimination in a number of different arenas, notably law enforcement, procurement and contracting, housing, faculty employment, food availability, family structure, and government aid.

Dr. Myers has previously served as president of the Association of Public Policy and Management and the National Economic Association, from which he also received the organization’s highest honor, the Samuel J. Westerfield Award, in 2015. Among other accolades, Dr. Myers also received the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) and Sage Publishing.

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