The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization, which funds the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative, was created with a $17-million gift from the estate of Hymen T. Milgrom. It was established to help achieve the goal of making urban public education more effective at preparing students to succeed in the modern labor market, under the leadership of the University of Chicago. The HMSO is comprised of two representatives of the Milgrom family, two representatives of the University of Chicago, and one outside member. Information on its five members can be found below.
Susan C. Levine, Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago
Susan C. Levine, the Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, is the inaugural faculty director of UChicago SLC. She serves as the co-PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, an NSF Science of Learning Center. Her research focuses on the development of early mathematical thinking, including numerical and spatial aspects of math, and how variations in home and school input relate to children’s learning in this domain. Dr. Levine also studies the efects of early parent-child language interactions on the language and cognitive development of children who have incurred a pre- or perinatal brain injury. She has recently summarized these findings in a series of articles and in a co-authored book entitled Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury.
Nancy Brownell, Artist and Citizen
Nancy Schulson Brownell grew up on the south side of Chicago, has traveled widely and has spent most of her days investigating humanistic issues as an artist, nurturing her family, and trying to define the responsibilities of being a good citizen.
Charles Milgrom, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Charles Milgrom is a professor of orthopaedics at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem. He is the author of two books and more than 100 papers on overuse injuries, stress fractures, cummulative microdamage and finite element bone models. He is an active officer in the reserves of the Israel Defence Forces and is a specialist in military medical research and development. He is the founder of several Israeli high tech start up companies. He, like his father Hymen Milgrom, is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago.
Paxton Quigley, Author
Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom, is the author of six published books, including the best seller, Armed & Female. She hosted The Paxton Quigley Empowerment Hour radio show and co-hosted the Alive Radio Show, KMPC, Los Angeles. Paxton appeared on Oprah, Charlie Rose, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, etc. and was profiled on 60 Minutes and Wall St. Journal. Paxton was Director of Community Relations for Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and reported to Christie Hefner. She has a BS degree from Northwestern in Communications and a Masters from University of Chicago in Anthropology. A member of the NYC Central Park Conservancy's Women's Committee, a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy, Washington, D.C. and a Core Committee member of the Perez Art Museum, Miami, she is also co-owner of Country Sun Organic Foods Supermarket, Palo Alto, CA.
Kerwin Charles, Interim Dean and Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor
Kerwin Charles is the Interim Dean and Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago Harris and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on a range of subjects in the broad area of applied microeconomics. His work has examined such questions as how mandated minimum marriage ages affects young people's marriage and migration behavior; the effect of racial composition of neighborhoods on the social connections people make; the causes for the dramatic convergence in completed schooling between recent generations of American men and women; differences in visible consumption across racial and ethnic groups; the effect of retirement on subjective well being; the propagation of wealth across generations within a family; and many dimensions of the effect of health shocks, including on family stability and labor supply. Recent work has studied the degree to which prejudice can account for wages and employment differences by race and gender. In ongoing work, he is studying the connection between economic outcomes and various aspects of voting behavior.