Charles Murray is the F. A. Hayek Chair in Cultural Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he has been Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Research Scientist with the American Institutes for Research, Peace Corps Volunteer and US-AID contractor in Thailand.
Dr. Murray is the author of numerous books, including Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980; The Bell Curve Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (with Richard J. Herrnstein); In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government; What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation; Human Accomplishment; Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950; Income Inequality and IQ; The Underclass Revisited; A Behavioral Study of Rural Modernization: Social and Economic Change in Thai Villages; Beyond Probation: Juvenile Corrections and the Chronic Delinquent (Louis A. Cox, Jr.); In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State; Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality in 2008; Apollo: Race to the Moon (with Catherine Bly Cox); and Coming Apart: The State of White America, 19602010.
His articles have appeared in many publications including Commentary, The New Republic, National Review, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, The Public Interest, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.