I am a sociologist of religion and education driven by the following question: How do life course patterns differ based on people’s gender, ethnicity, race, social class, and religious upbringing? Here is me discussing online learning and inequality.
In my current book project, God, Grades, and Graduation: How Religion Helps and Hinders Academic Success (Under Contract with Oxford University Press), I examine how adolescents' religious commitments shape their educational journeys. Here is a recent article on this topic published in Social Science Research.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Longevity, where I am writing about how learning and education should be redesigned for century-long lives.
In fall 2021, I will join the Jewish Studies faculty at Tulane University as the Chair of Contemporary American Jewry.
I earned my PhD in Sociology of Education & Jewish Studies from Stanford University. I also earned a Masters in International Education Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Emory University.
I am a former Institute for Education Sciences fellow and Wexner/Davidson fellow, and I worked for several years as a management consultant and program evaluator. I recently served on the Board of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) and I am an affiliate of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University.