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Dennis Condron


Professor of Sociology
528 Varner
(248) 370-2436
[email protected]

Dennis Condron CV

Dennis Condron earned his B.A. in sociology at the University of Michigan-Flint and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology at the Ohio State University.  His scholarship examines social stratification, particularly as it relates to education.  He has published a number of articles on unequal educational opportunities and outcomes both in the U.S. and in comparative perspective.  Much of his work aims to spotlight how economic and racial inequalities originating in students’ out-of-school environments produce disparate opportunities and outcomes in schools.

Research Interests
Sociology of education, social stratification

Selected Publications

Condron, Dennis J., Douglas B. Downey, and Megan Kuhfeld.  2021.  "Schools as Refractors: Comparing Summertime and School-Year Skill Inequality Trajectories."  Sociology of Education 94(4):316-40.

Condron, Dennis J.  2017.  "The Waning Impact of School Finance Litigation on Inequality in Per-Student Revenue During the Adequacy Era."  Journal of Education Finance 43(1):1-20.

Downey, Douglas B. and Dennis J. Condron. 2016. “Fifty Years Since The Coleman Report: Rethinking the Relationship between Schools and Inequality.” Sociology of Education 89(3):207–20.

Condron, Dennis J., Daniel Tope, Christina R. Steidl, and Kendralin J. Freeman. 2013. “Racial Segregation and the Black/White Achievement Gap, 1992-2009.” The Sociological Quarterly 54:130–57.

Condron, Dennis J. 2011. "Egalitarianism and Educational Excellence: Compatible Goals for Affluent Societies?" Educational Researcher 40:47-55.

Condron, Dennis J. 2009. "Social Class, School and Non-School Environments, and Black/White Inequalities in Children's Learning.American Sociological Review 74:683-708.
* Winner of the 2011 James Coleman Outstanding Article Award (American Sociological Association - Sociology of Education Section)

Courses Taught
Applying the Sociological Imagination
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Methods of Social Research
Social Statistics with Computer Applications
Social Stratification

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
Varner, Room 513
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
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