His current projects encompass two broad streams of research: one examining the stratifying effects of education, both intra- and intergenerationally, and another investigating the prevalence and consequences of panel conditioning (or “time-in-survey” effects) in longitudinal social science surveys. Specific topics of interest include the causal effects of education on health and longevity; cross-over effects of education within social networks; and methods for identifying panel conditioning in survey research.

Research Interests:

  • social demography; sociology of education; stratification; survey methods
PhD, University of Minnesota, Sociology, 2013
MPP, University of Minnesota, Advanced Policy Analysis, 2004
BA, Macalester College, Political Science, 2002