Select Past Work:
Some examples of my recent (and recent) projects include:
Social and personality traits in regions have an impact on the economic development of those regions (forthcoming), suggesting that we should pay more attention to the psychosocial features of local markets. For example, we also found that religiosity influences regional recovery from recession.
Career Inequalities Between Private and Public University Grads (2019): How elite private universities maintain multiple layers of employment advantage for their graduates (using LinkedIn data of graduates’ early jobs). Socius (July 23, 2019)
Giving Fosters Wealth Creation (2019): How large donors in San Diego believe philanthropy can help boost regional economies. The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Student Startups Can Harm Career Pathways (2018): My dissertation on how undergraduate entrepreneurship training programs do not equally benefit all students.
Poor Treatment of Adjuncts is Bad for Students (2017): How the mistreatment of adjunct faculty can lead to worse outcomes for students; and suggestions for how to make steps toward a fairer work environment. Stylus Press. Here’s a recent (2019) suggestion for a compromise! Inside Higher Ed.
Companies Can Buy Access to Students (2016): How the emergence of corporate partnership programs in university career services centers are changing the face of how some firms can recruit students. Research in Sociology of Organizations.
Top Firms Hack Recruiting at Top Campuses (2016): How elite universities like Harvard and Stanford let a handful of wealthy firms recruit massively outsized proportions of their students; students who are often ambivalent about working for these gilded employers. Sociology of Education.