Professor of Sociology and Education; Chair, Department of Sociology
Professor of Sociology and Education; Chair, Department of Sociology;
295 Lafayette- 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012 Office: 212-998-8342 Fax: 212-995-4140.
Education: (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996; M.Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1988).
Selected Works: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Academically Adift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates (University of Chicago Press, 2014); Richard Arum and Melissa Velez, eds. Improving Learning Environments in Schools: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012). Yossi Shavit, Richard Arum and Adam Gamoran, eds. Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007).Richard Arum and Walter Mueller, eds. The Reemergence of Self-Employment : A Comparative Study of Self-Employment Dynamics and Social Inequality (Princeton University Press, 2004). Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority (Harvard University Press, 2003) with Irenee Beattie, Richard Pitt, Jennifer Thompson and Sandra Way. The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education, 2nd edition (Pine Forge-Sage, 2010), coedited with Irenee Beattie and Karly Ford.
Current Research: Education, legal and institutional environments of schools, social stratification, student achievement and socialization, formal organizations, digital education.
Teaching: I am teaching methodology, stratification, and the sociology of education in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development) and in the Department of Sociology (Faculty of Arts and Sciences).