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I am a professor of sociology and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I do research on education across the life course-- from four-year-old kindergarten through graduate and professional education. Projects I help to lead include High School & Beyond (with Chandra Muller and Rob Warren; and the Madison Education Partnership (with Beth Vaade and Katie Eklund;


  • 2012–present
    Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • 2008–2012
    Associate professor, University of Minnesota
  • 2002–2008
    Assistant Professor, University of California- Davis