- Anthony Buttaro, Jr.
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
ANTHONY BUTTARO, JR., is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He received his BA and MA degrees in sociology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. His areas of interest are research methodology, sociology of education, comparative analysis. He is coauthor with Juan Battle on “More Than Meets the Eye: An Ecological Perspective on Homophobia Within the Black America” forthcoming in Journal of African American Studies.
- Sophia Catsambis
Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
SOPHIA CATSAMBIS received her PhD from New York University. She is professor of sociology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has also served as AERA Jeanne Griffith Research Fellow at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Her work addresses national equity concerns in education through the use of major longitudinal survey data. She is currently studying parental involvement in children’s education as well as issues of ability grouping in the early elementary grades. She is coauthor, with Belkis Suazo deCastro, on “Parents Still Matter: Parental Links to High School Seniors’ Behaviors and Future Outlook,” in Nancy Hill and Ruth Chao (Eds.), Family-School Relations During Adolescence: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice, Teachers College Press, forthcoming.
- Lynn Mulkey
University of South Carolina, Beaufort
LYNN MULKEY received her PhD from Columbia University and was subsequently a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health at UCLA’s Sociology Department. She is currently chair of the Social Sciences Department at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Her scholarly interests are in educational inequality, and her latest work has been on NIH-funded research on ability grouping in the early grades. She is coauthor, with Sophia Catsambis, Lala Carr Steelman, and Melanie Hanes-Ramos, of “Keeping Track or Getting Offtrack: Issues in the Tracking of Students,” in L. J. Saha, A. G. Dworkin (Eds.), International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching, 1059–1078. Springer Science. In press.
- Lala Steelman
University of South Carolina, Columbia
LALA CARR STEELMAN received her PhD from Emory University. Currently she is the chair of the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus. Her scholarly interests revolve around the study of the family, education, and the link between the two. She is coauthor, with Pamela Ray Koch, of “Making Mountains out of Molehills: The Myth of Red State Morality,” forthcoming in Cultural Sociology.