Dr. David Madland is the Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress. He has written academic articles, books, op-eds and commentaries on a range of economic issues, primarily focused on retirement, jobs, and public opinion. He has a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University and received his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. David’s dissertation about the political reaction to the decline of the defined benefit retirement system was awarded the Best Dissertation Award by the Labor and Employment Relations Association.