Richard Arum

  • New York University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Richard Arum is Professor of Sociology and Education at New York University and Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  In addition to being coauthor of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and the forthcoming Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates (University of Chicago Press, 2014), he is author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority (Harvard University Press, 2003); co-director with Adam Gamoran and Yossi Shavit of a comparative project on expansion, differentiation and access to higher education in fifteen countries, published as Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007); and director of a comparative project on school discipline in nine countries, published as Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012). Richard earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.