Jack Glaser is a Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He joined the Goldman School faculty in 2000, after receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.
Glaser is a social psychologist whose primary research interest is in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. He studies these intergroup biases at multiple levels of analysis using multiple methodologies. For example, he investigates the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice using computerized reaction time methods, and is investigating the implications of such subtle forms of bias for law enforcement. In particular, he is interested in the police practice of racial profiling, especially as it relates to the psychology of stereotyping, and the self-fulfilling effects of such stereotype-based discrimination.
In addition to teaching and conducting research at UC Berkeley, Professor Glaser is working with the Center for Policing Equity and most of North America’s largest police departments to develop a “National Justice Database” of police stops and use of force incidents. His book, “Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling,” was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.