High school teacher and director of Computer Technology Academy for public schools in Oakland, CA, 1986-87, 1988-93; Holy Names College, Oakland, instructor in education, 1990-95; University of Arizona, Tucson, assistant professor of sociology, 1996-2000; New York University, New York, NY, associate professor, 2000-03, professor of sociology and education, 2003—, chair of department of humanities and social sciences in the professions, 2001-04, director of research at Steinhardt School of Education, 2004-05. Social Science Research Council, program director for education research, 2005—; conference participant.
International Sociological Association (member of executive board, research committee on social stratification and mobility, 2002-04), American Sociological Association (board member, sociology of education section, 2004-06).
Spencer fellowship, National Academy of Education, 1998-99; grants or fellowships from American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, Michael Steinhardt Foundation, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Smith Richardson Foundation, National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, and Kellogg Foundation.
(Editor, with Irenee Beattie) The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education, McGraw-Hill Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.
(With Irenee Beattie, Richard Pitt, and others) Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.
(Editor, with Walter Mueller, and contributor) The Reemergence of Self-Employment: A Comparative Study of Self-Employment Dynamics and Social Inequality, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2004.
(Editor, with Yossi Shavit and Adam Gamoran, and contributor) Expansion, Differentiation, and Inequality of Access in Higher Education: A Comparative Study, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2006.
Contributor to books, including Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth, edited by Fischer and others, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NY), 1996; Educational Qualifications and Occupational Destinations, edited by Walter Mueller and Yossi Shavit, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997; Handbook of Social Problems, edited by George Ritzer, Sage Publications (Newbury Park, CA), 2004; and After the Bell: Family Background and Educational Success, edited by Dalton Conley and Karen Albright, Routledge (New York, NY), 2004. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including International Journal of Sociology, Criminology, Sociology of Education, American Sociological Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, and Annual Review of Sociology. Associate editor, Peace Review, 1992-96. Sociology of Education, member of editorial board, 1998-2000.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Adolescence, winter, 2004, review of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority, p. 827.
American Journal of Economics and Sociology, October, 2004, review of The Reemergence of Self-Employment: A Comparative Study of Self-Employment Dynamics and Social Inequality, p. 954.
American Journal of Education, February, 2006, Stephen B. Plant, review of Judging School Discipline, p. 307.
Education Next, spring, 2004, review of Judging School Discipline, p. 83.
Law and Social Inquiry, spring, 2004, review of Judging School Discipline, p. 510.
Library Journal, November 1, 2003, Jean Caspers, review of Judging School Discipline, p. 95.