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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Oakland University
518 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2420
   fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371 

Dennis Condron

Dennis Condron
Associate Professor of Sociology
510B Varner Hall
(248) 370-2436

Research Interests

Sociology of education, social stratification

Selected Publications

Downey, Douglas B., Dennis J. Condron, and Deniz Yucel. 2015. "Number of siblings and social skills revisited among American fifth graders." Journal of Family Issues, 36(2), 273-296.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Heidi Lyons, and George Sanders. 2014. A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skills. Teaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Condron, Dennis J.  2013.  “Affluence, Inequality, and Educational Achievement: A Structural Analysis of 97 Jurisdictions Across the Globe.”  Sociological Spectrum 33:73–97.

Condron, Dennis J., Daniel Tope, Christina R. Steidl, and Kendralin J. Freeman.  2013.  “Racial Segregation and the Black/White Achievement Gap, 1992-2009.”  The Sociological Quarterly 54:130–57.

Freeman, Kendralin J. and Dennis Condron. 2011. "Schmoozing in Elementary School: The Importance of Social Capital to First Graders." Sociological Perspectives 54:521-546.

Condron, Dennis J.  2011. "Egalitarianism and Educational Excellence: Compatible Goals for Affluent Societies?Educational Researcher 40:47-55.

Condron, Dennis J.  2009. "Social Class, School and Non-School Environments, and Black/White Inequalities in Children's Learning.American Sociological Review 74:683-708.
* Winner of the 2011 James Coleman Outstanding Article Award (American Sociological Association - Sociology of Education Section)

Courses Taught

SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 202: Introduction to Methods of Social Research
SOC 203: Social Statistics with Computer Applications
SOC 301: Social Stratification