Senior Fellow, Hoover InstitutionThomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in economics, ethnicity, and social decision making. A former economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Sowell has taught economics at a number of institutions, including UCLA, Amherst College, Rutgers University, Brandeis University, and Cornell University.
Sowell is a syndicated writer whose commentaries appear in over 150 newspapers. He has authored dozens of books, including Basic Economics and Affirmative Action Around the World. A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Sowell was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2002.