Ipshita Pal

Assistant Professor
Ipshita Pal is an assistant professor in the health and human services program. An empirical social scientist, her research interests center around the world of work, focusing on how public and organizational policies shape individual and family well-being. Prior to joining the faculty at St John’s, Pal was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University and a Fellow of the Columbia Population Research Center, where she worked on the National Study of the Changing Workforce, an external grant-funded project from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, examining how employer characteristics influence employee health and engagement. Pal is particularly interested in understanding factors that shape women’s choices and trajectories in the labor market. Her doctoral research on the pay gap faced by working mothers has been published by the Russell Sage Foundation and featured in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She has previously taught at Columbia and Fordham, worked as a research consultant for the New York City Department of Health and Human Services and conducted needs assessments and program evaluations in rural and urban communities in India. She holds a BA (Honors) in Economics and an MSW from Delhi University, an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and a PhD in Social Policy and Policy Analysis from Columbia University.

Courses Taught

HSC
1020
SURVEY OF HUMAN SERVICES
HSC
1030
HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
HSC
1060
METH & POLI FOR HUMAN SERVICES
HSC
1072
CHILD ADVOCACY
HSC
1100
RESEARCH METH IN THE HUMAN SER