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S. Michael Gaddis

Postdoctoral Fellow, RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, School of Public Health.

Postdoctoral Fellow Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Dr. Gaddis received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. His primary research interests include the sociology of education, education policy, higher education, and racial/ethnic inequality. His dissertation examined the effects of educational credentials and prevalence of discrimination in the labor market using an experimental research design known as an audit study. As a Scholar, he will study mental health and academic achievement among college students with a particular focus on the effects of institutional factors and policies. After completing the program, he will join the Department of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Gaddis, S. Michael, and Douglas Lee Lauen. 2014. "School accountability and the black-white test score gap." Social Science Research, 44: 15-31. DOI. Abstract.