Noah Leavitt is a Research Associate in the Department. In this capacity he is working on a research project with his wife, Professor Helen Kim, to understand how American Jews and Asian-Americans who are married to each other think about their racial, religious and ethnic identities. Background about the project can be found here.
Noah serves as Whitman’s Associate Dean for Student Engagement and also is one of the College’s two pre-law advisors. Since arriving at Whitman in 2005, Leavitt has taught Social Problems and Field Lab in Applied Sociology, and has also taught in the General Studies program.
He earned his B.A. from Haverford College, his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan, and he is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Noah and Helen have two children, Ari and Talia, who have caused them to rethink everything they once believed about the nature versus nurture debate.