Leslie Santee Siskin
Research Associate Professor
Leslie Santee Siskin is a noted sociologist of organizations and organizational change. Her research focuses primarily in high schools, where she has studied departmental organization, interdisciplinary experiments, high stakes testing, and comprehensive school reforms (America's Choice and the International Baccalaureate). Her current research project is examining the introduction and implementation of online/blended learning. She is the author or co-author of several articles and books about high schools, including Realms of Knowledge: Academic Departments in Secondary Schools, The Subjects in Question: Departmental Organization and the High School, and The New Accountability: High Schools and High-stakes Testing. She has been a Fellow at Columbia University and Cambridge University and was Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at Hofstra before coming to NYU.
- College and Career Readiness in Context. (2013). NY: Philanthropy NY.
- The new accountability: High schools and high-stakes testing. (2003). M. Carnoy, R. Elmore, & L. S. Siskin. New York: Routledge.
- The subjects in question: Departmental organization and the high school. (1995). Siskin & Little, J.W. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Realms of knowledge: Academic departments in secondary schools. (1994). London and New York: The Falmer Press.
- "Achievement and attainment: The Comprehensive high school and the problem of reform." (2006). In Crucial Issues in California Education. Berkeley, CA: PACE
- "Colleagues and 'Yutzes:' Accountability inside schools." (2003). Voices in Urban Education. Spring 2003: 24-31.