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.
Areas of Research/Interest:
Education; Stratification; Health; Socioeconomic, race, and gender disparities in educational achievement.
|2015 ||Rich, Peter M.* and Jennifer L. Jennings. Choice, Information, and
Constrained Options: School Transfers in a Stratified Education System.
American Sociological Review.|
|2015||Jennings, 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.|
|2014 ||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
|2014||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.|
|2014||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.|