Colin Cepuran

Hello! My name is Colin Cepuran (pronounced CHEP - ron, but don’t worry about it). I’m an experienced political scientist and public policy researcher.

I work at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where I use quantitative, survey, and geographic research to help state child welfare agencies. My projects help keep children safely at home with their families using economic supports.

Previously, I worked for a criminal justice reform agency in Houston, TX. I received my PhD in Government from Cornell University, where I studied the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration. Prior to grad school, I worked in local politics in Kalamazoo, MI, where I received my BA.

I live in Southwest Virginia, between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. I’ve day/section hiked 7.1% of the Appalachian Trail. The picture on the left shows me in Kanawha State Forest, WV, at dusk

You can find my current Resume and CV at the links on the left. My publications are available upon request.