Dennis Condron

Dennis Condron

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Dennis Condron
Assistant professor, sociology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Dennis Condron, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology specializing in social stratification/inequality and the sociology of education. Since joining OU in 2011, Dr. Condron has taught Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Methods of Social Research, Social Statistics with Computer Applications and Social Stratification.

His research addresses the sources and consequences of unequal educational opportunities and outcomes, especially as they pertain to social class and race/ethnicity. His studies have focused on issues such as unequal school funding, the black/white achievement gap, social class disparities in children's social and cultural capital, and the role of socioeconomic inequality in international comparisons of achievement. In 2012, Dr. Condron was recognized with the New Investigator Research Excellence Award from Oakland University and also received a Faculty Fellowship Award from the University Research Committee.

Additionally, Dr. Condron has served on the Provost’s Student Research Awards selection committee and collaborated with colleagues on various departmental projects, including a mentoring program for faculty, a program to boost student success in a required statistics course and a collective implementation of writing-improvement strategies used in the classroom.

Dr. Condron earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan-Flint and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.

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