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Jennifer Jennings

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. (Sociology) 2009, Columbia University; M.Phil. (Education) 2003, University of Cambridge; B.A. (Public and International Affairs) 2000, Princeton University.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4121, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

On Leave: by appointment only.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Education; Stratification; Health; Socioeconomic, race, and gender disparities in educational achievement.

Curriculum Vitae


Rich, Peter M.* and Jennifer L. Jennings. Choice, Information, and Constrained Options: School Transfers in a Stratified Education System. American Sociological Review.

2015Jennings, Jennifer L. David Deming, Christopher Jencks, Maya Lopuch, and Beth Schueler*. Do Differences in School Quality Matter More Than We Thought? Educational Opportunity in the 21st Century. Sociology of Education 88 (1): 56-82.

King, Marissa D., Jennifer L. Jennings, and Jason Fletcher. Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure: Schooling, Stimulant Use, and Socioeconomic Status.  American Sociological Review 79(6): 1-28.

* ASA Sociology of Education Section James Coleman Article Award

Jennings, Jennifer L. and Jonathan M. Bearak*. “Teaching to the Test” in the NCLB Era: How Test Predictability Affects Our Understanding of Student Performance.  Educational Researcher 43: 381-389.

Jennings, Jennifer L. and Heeju Sohn*. Measure for Measure: How Proficiency-Based Accountability Systems Affect Inequality in Academic Achievement. Sociology of Education 87: 125-141.

Updated on 09/28/2015