Areas of Research/Interest: Sociology of education; race and education in the U.S. and in comparative perspective; education and inequality; technology, teaching, and learning; scholarship of teaching and learning; income inequality; the black-white educational achievement gap.
External Affiliations: Advisory Board, National Student Aid Survey; National Center for Education Statistics; American Educational Research Association; Nominations Committee, American Sociological Association; Eastern Sociological Society; Sociology of Education; International Sociological Association Research Group on Education; Sociologists for Women in Society.
Fellowships/Honors: Carnegie Foundation Scholar, 2000-2001; Faculty Development Award from the National Science Foundation; President (1995-1996), Eastern Sociological Society; Named the First Robin M. Williams, Jr. Distinguished Lecturer by the Eastern Sociological Society (1993-1994); Hans Mausch Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education; Faculty Fellow, Yale University (1991).
“Teaching Social Science Reasoning and Quantitative Literacy: The Role of Collaborative Groups” (with Susan L. Caulfield). 2006. Teaching Sociology 34 (4): 39-53.
“Race, Education, and Inequality” (with Giselle Hendrie), pp. 533-612 in the Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities, edited by Mary Romero and Eric Margolis. New York and London: Basil Blackwell. 2005.
“Racial and Ethnic Educational
Inequality in Global Perspective” (with Richard Arum and Kathryn Seufert), pp.
261-280 in the Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International
Perspective, edited by George Ritzer.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2004.
Education and Inequality, New York: Free Press of Macmillan, 1977. Paperback edition, 1979.