Ph.D.: , University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1998 - none
"Do Inferences about Mortality Rates and Disparities Vary by Source of Mortality Information?," with Carolina Milesi, Karen Grigorian, et al. 2017. Annals of Epidemiology 27:121-127.
"Do Different Methods for Modeling Age-Graded Trajectories Yield the Same Results?," with Liying Luo, Andrew Halpern-Manners, et al. 2015. American Journal of Sociology 120:1809-1856.
"Tracking Health Inequalities from High School to Midlife," with Jamie Carroll and Chandra Muller. 2017. Social Forces 96:591-628.
"How Much Do You Have to Publish to Get a Job in a Top Sociology Department? Or to Get Tenure? Trends Over a Generation." 2019. Sociological Science 6:172-196.
"Does Growing Childhood Socioeconomic Inequality Mean Future Inequality in Adult Health?" 2016. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 663: 292-330.
"The Impact of Work and Family Life Histories on Economic Well-Being at Older Ages," with Andrew Halpern-Manners, James Raymo, & Adam Nicholson. 2015. Social Forces 93:1369-1396.
"Panel Conditioning in the General Social Survey," with Andrew Halpern-Manners and Florencia Torche. 2017. Sociological Methods and Research 46:103-124.
"Potential Data Sources for a New Study of Social Mobility in the United States." 2015. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 657: 208-246
"Patterns and Trends in Grade Retention Rates in the United States, 1995-2010," with Emily Hoffman & Megan Andrew. 2014. Educational Researcher 43: 433-443.
"The Effects of Education on Mortality: Evidence from Linked U.S. Census and Administrative Mortality Data," with Andrew Halpern-Manners, Jonas Helgertz, and Evan Roberts. Forthcoming. Demography.
"Late-Stage Educational Inequality: Can Selection on Noncognitive Skills Explain Waning Social Background Effects?," with Christian Smith and Eric Grodsky. 2019. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility DOI 10/1016/j.rssm.2019.100424
: High School & Beyond (with Chandra Muller and Eric Grodsky). I am conducting follow-up surveys of the sophomore (in 2013-2014) and senior (in 2014-2015) cohorts of High School and Beyond (HS&B). These ~30,000 people were first interviewed in high school in 1980; they are now in their early 50s. The full HS&B data will provide leverage in understanding the roles of education, cognitive and non-cognitive skills, and ascribed attributes in shaping work, health, and well-being at midlife. Integrating, Harmonizing, and Linking Data from the Current Population Survey (with Sarah Flood). Despite the longitudinal design of the Current Population Survey (CPS), researchers have almost exclusively analyzed these data as though they were collected through a series of cross-sectional surveys. With support from NIH, we are developing integrated data, dissemination software, and associated metadata that will make longitudinal analyses of CPS data radically easier. I am also the Editor of Sociology of Education, a top-10 sociology journal and a top-20 education research journal.
Soc 3801: Social Research Methods
Soc 3811: Basic Social Statistics
Soc 5811: Intermediate Social Statistics
Soc 8001: Soc as a Profession
Soc 8090: Topics in Soc: Soc of Education Journal Editing Seminar