Wade Horn

Psychologist, Person

 Credit ยป
16

Who is Wade Horn?

Wade F. Horn is an American psychologist who received unanimous confirmation in 2001 as the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. Before his resignation on April 1, 2007, he oversaw the function of the Administration For Children and Families, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He also served under President George H. W. Bush as Commissioner of Children, Youth, and Families within the Administration For Children and Families.

Horn represents a key advocate for the re-envisioning and re-vising of the Federal Head Start program. A key proponent for family involvement in education, Horn served as president of the National Fatherhood Initiative. Horn is also a strong advocate for "abstinence education."

He received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Southern Illinois University. He served as an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University and was an affiliate scholar at the right-wing think tank, The Hudson Institute.

Secretary Leavitt praised Wade Horn for his leadership, citing his actions to "significantly improved the lives of vulnerable children and strengthened the American family as he led the Administration for Children and Families for the past six years."

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Wade Horn." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/wade_f_horn>.

Discuss this Wade Horn biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios

    »

    Browse Biographies.net