Floyd M. Hammack

Professor of Educational Sociology and Higher Education

Floyd M. Hammack

Phone: 212-998-5542

I am currently working on a paper considering what educational achievement requires of students, especially those who are performing below standards.

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Florida State University 1973
  • M.A. University of Oregon 1969
  • B.A. University of Oregon 1966

Research Interests

  • High School Reform
  • Social Inequality and Education

Selected Publications

  • Curriculum Vitae (view)
  • Producing Opportunity: High School Reform for College Access and Success (view)
  • Review of Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives, edited by Lois Weis and Nadine Dolby. Teachers College Record, Published August 1, 2013 (link)
  • "Schooling in the United States." In Heather Montgomery, Ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. New York; Oxford University Press. 2013. (link)
  • The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis, 7th Edition. With Jeanne Ballantine. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. 2012. (link)
  • "Class Matters in Higher Education." Review Essay. Contemporary Sociology, 41,4 (July, 2012):460-463. Review of The Burden of Academic Success: Loyalists, Renegades, and Double Agents, by Allison L. Hurst; Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education, by Ann L. Mullen; and Inside the College Gates: How Class and Culture Matter in Higher Education, by Jenny M. Stuber. (view)
  • Review of William A. Fischel, Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts. American Journal of Sociology, 116, No. 3 (November, 2010), pp. 1040-1042. (view)
  • Review of David Labaree, Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling. Teachers College Record, Published November 10, 2010. (link)
  • "Paths to Legislation or Litigation for Educational Privilege: New York and San Francisco Compared." American Journal of Education. 116 (May, 2010): 371-395. (view)
  • "Social Capital, Financial Knowledge, and Hispanic Student College Choice." With Noga O'Connor and Marc Scott. Research in Higher Education 51,3 (May 2010): 195-219. (link)
  • "Teaching at the Secondary Level." With Dana Grayson. Pp. 831-841 in L.J. Saha and A.G. Dworkin (Eds.), International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching. Springer, 2009. (view)
  • "For the Record: Editors' Introduction to a Special Issue on Small Secondary Schools." Teachers College Record, 110, 9 (September, 2008): 1739-1743. (link)
  • "Off the Record--Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Observations on the Small Schools Movement. Teachers College Record, 110, 9 (September, 2008): 2067-2072. (link)
  • "High School Reform, Again," Teachers College Record (link)
  • "The Channeling of Student Competition in Higher Education: Comparing Canada and the U.S." The Journal of Higher Education, 76, 1 (January/February, 2005), 89-106. (link)
  • The Comprehensive High School Today, published by Teachers College Press, 2004. (link)
  • Review of Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement, by Anthony S. Bryk and Barbara Schneider. American Journal of Education, 111,1 (November, 2004): 132-135. (link)
  • "Higher Education." Pp.321-327 in Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia. David L. Levinson, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., and Alan R. Sadovnik, editors. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
  • Review of Beyond Affirmative Action: Reframing the Context of Higher Education, by Robert Ibarra. American Journal of Education, 109, 3(May, 2001):397-400. (link)
  • "Ethical Issues in Teacher Research." Teachers College Record, 99, Winter 1997, 247-265." (link)


  • SOED-UE 1015 - Education as a Social Institution
  • SOED-GE 2002 - Introduction to Sociology of Education
  • SOED-GE 2163 - Sociology of Higher Education
  • SOED-GE 2371 - Social Inequality and Education

Editorial Boards

  • 1995-Present: Teachers College Record, Editorial Board Member
  • 2013-2015: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Editorial Board Member