Jennifer Jennings

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Office Phone
159 Wallace Hall

Jennifer Jennings is the Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs.  Her research interests are racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in educational and health outcomes. A Princeton alumna, earned a B.A. cum laude from the The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and a certificate in Program in Teacher Preparation-NJ Social Studies Certification, a Masters of Philosophy in Education from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University with distinction.

She is a newly elected member of the Sociological Research Association. A member of the American Sociological Association and an editorial board member for the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, and the American Educational Research Journal. A reviewer for: Advances in Life Course Research; American Educational Research Journal; American Journal of Sociology; American Sociological Review; Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; Education Finance and Policy; Education Policy Analysis Archives; Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice; Educational Policy; Educational Researcher; Journal of Early Adolescence; Journal of Health and Social Behavior; Journal of Human Resources; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; National Science Foundation; Sociological Forum; The Sociological Quarterly; Sociology of Education; Social Problems; Social Science and Medicine; Social Science Quarterly; Social Science Research; Socio-Economic Review; Spencer Foundation; Teachers College Press; W.T. Grant Foundation


Ph.D. Sociology
Columbia University, 2009