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Steven Brint, PhD

Steven Brint is the director of the Colleges & Universities 2000 Study.  He has been advanced to Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside, effective July 1, 2016. He also serves as Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Steven Brint is an organizational sociologist whose current research focuses on topics in the sociology of higher education, the sociology of professions, and middle-class politics. He is the author of three books: The Diverted Dream (with Jerome Karabel) (Oxford University Press, 1989), In an Age of Experts (Princeton University Press, 1994), Schools and Societies (Pine Forge/Sage, 1998, second ed. Stanford University Press 2006). He is the editor of The Future of the City of Intellect (Stanford University Press, 2002). He is the co-editor (with Jean Reith Schroedel) of the two volume series, Evangelicals and Democracy in America (Russell Sage Foundation Press 2009). His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Theory, Minerva, Work and Occupations, Sociology of Education, The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, The Journal of Higher Education, and many other journals. His book, The Diverted Dream, won the American Education Research Association's “Outstanding Book” award of 1991 and the Council of Colleges and Universities' “Outstanding Research Publication” award the same year. His article, “Socialization Messages in Primary Schools: An Organizational Analysis,” (with Mary F. Contreras and Michael T. Matthews) won the American Sociological Association's Willard Waller Award for the best article on education in 2001. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. He is currently at work on a new book, The Ends of Knowledge: Organizational and Cultural Change in U.S. Colleges and Universities, 1980-2012.

A native of Albuquerque, NM, Steven Brint received his B.A. with highest honors in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He joined the faculty in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside in 1993, after teaching at Yale University from 1985-1992. At UCR, he received the Chancellor's Award for Fostering Undergraduate Research in 2006.  He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008.

 
 

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Project Staff
 

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Kerry Mulligan

 

Kerry Mulligan is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside. She is the current C&U 2000 data manager. Her research interests include the sociology of gender, medicine, and social movements.

 
 

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Jacob Apkarian

 

Jacob Apkarian is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside.  His research interests include social network analysis, mathematical sociology, and economic sociology.

 
 

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Matthew Baron Rotondi

 

Matthew Rotondi is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside.  He has a B.A. in Social Science and an M.A. in Sociology from San Diego State University. His research interest is in educational debt and its effect on university students’ attitudes, beliefs, life choices, and the mission of higher education in general.

 
 

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Sarah Yoshikawa

 

Sarah Yoshikawa is a second year graduate student in the Graduate School of Education's Higher Education Administration and Policy program at UC Riverside.  Her current research interests involve faculty workload and institutional efficiency.

 
 

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Robert A. Hanneman, PhD

 

Professor Robert A. Hanneman is a frequent collaborator on research. He is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. His areas of specialization are dynamnic modeling of social systems, organizational and network analysis, sociological theory, and sociological methodologies.

 
 
Project Alumni
 

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Allison M. Cantwell, PhD

 

Allison M. Cantwell received her Ph.D. from UC Riverside in 2011. Her current research interests include social psychology and identity change. She is currently Director of Institutional Research at UC Riverside.

 
 

Gary Coyne



Gary Coyne is a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Texas Christian University. His research is generally global and comparative, and dissertation (in progress) focuses on language education policies of state-run school systems. Of particular interest is why certain countries teach specific languages as foreign languages and what the consequences of teaching one language, as opposed to another, might be for things like economic growth and inequality within societies.
 
 

Matthew Grindal



Matthew Grindal is a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside. His current research interests include social psychology and micro-level theory.
 
 

Scott Patrick Murphy, PhD



Scott Patrick Murphy is a postdoctoral scholar with the Alliance for Applied Research in Education and Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. He is currently the lead qualitative researcher and project manager for a U.S. Department of Education funded study assessing the efficacy of distributed leadership forms of organization in Florida middle schools.
 
 

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Richard Niemeyer, PhD

 

Richard Niemeyer received his Ph.D. from UC Riverside in 2011. His current research interest is the intersection of neuroscience and sociology.

 
 

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Kristopher Proctor, PhD

 

Kristopher Proctor is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University. His research has explored curricular changes in U.S. higher education institutions since 1970. His current research focuses on the responsiveness of higher education institutions to environmental pressures in forming particular degree programs. Kris was C&U 2000 data manager from 2008-2010.

 
 

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Anthony Roberts

 

Anthony Roberts is a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside. His current reseach interest involves the development and expansion of consumer society in context of capitalism's progression through modern history.

 
 

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Lori Turk-Bicakci, PhD

 

Lori Turk-Bicakci is research associate at the American Institutes of Research in Menlo Park, CA.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in September 2007. Lori was C&U 2000 data manager from 2003-2008.

 

 
 
 

The C&U 2000 research team (from left): Eduardo Mendoza, John Maldonado, An Nguyen, Ron Kwon, Jacob Apkarian, Maya Kantak, Steven Brint, Christopher Sanchez, Kerry Mulligan, Matt Rotondi, Sarah Yoshikawa, and Tiffany Viaggio.

 

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