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Director of Michigan Community Scholars Program and Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology

701 E. University, Office 1813B, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office Location(s): 3210 LSA
Phone: 734.764.3528, 734.615.6847
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Michigan Community Scholars Program, Judaic Studies Program, Community Action and Social Change, President’s Diversity Council, President’s Advisory Commission for Women’s Issues, LSA Undergraduate Education Group
  • About

    My areas of interest include college student success, intergroup relations, higher education, social stratification and K-16 schooling, issues of community and social justice, and the American Jewish Community. I have held numerous posts in undergraduate education at UM and currently am director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program. Recent books include the College Knowledge Series (from U of Michigan Press): College Knowledge for the Jewish Student (2010), College Knowledge:101 Tips (2005), College Knowledge for the Community College Student (forthcoming 2011), College Knowledge for the Student Athlete (forthcoming 2011). Other books include Engaging the Whole of Service-Learning, Diversity, and Learning Communities (2004),  Intergroup Relations: Deliberative Dialogue in School, College, Community, and Workplace (2001), Multicultural Teaching in the University (1993), Inside Separate Worlds: Life Stories of Young Blacks, Jews, and Latinos (1991), Ethnic Survival in America: An Ethnography of a Jewish Afternoon School (1989), Students Talk About College (1988).

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1979
    • M.Ed Harvard University, 1974
    • B.A. University of Michigan, 1973
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Group Relations, Intergroup Dialogue, Social Identity, Learning Communities, American Jewish Community
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