New York University
Area of Expertise:
Education; legal and institutional environments of schools; social stratification; student achievement and socialization; formal organizations; self employment
Richard Arum is a professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Steinhardt School of Education, as well as Interim Director of the Institute for Human Development and Social Change at New York University. He is also Director of the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council, where he oversaw the development of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, a research consortium designed to conduct ongoing evaluation of the New York City public schools. He is coauthor of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011), the author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority in American Schools (Harvard University Press, 2003), and co-editor of comparative studies on: expansion, differentiation and access to higher education in fifteen countries, Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study(Stanford University Press, 2007); school discipline, Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective(Stanford University Press, 2012); and self-employment, The Reemergence of Self-Employment: A Comparative Study of Self-Employment Dynamics and Social Inequality (Princeton, 2004). Arum received a Masters of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.