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ALAN SADOVNIK is Professor of Education and Sociology at Rutgers-Newark, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2000. Prior to coming to Rutgers he served as Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the School of Education at Adelphi University and Visiting Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and a B.A. in sociology and education from Queens College.

Professor Sadovnik’s research interests include sociology of education, urban education, social stratification and education, and the history of education and education policy. He is the author, editor or co-author of many books, book chapters and articles on education policy, history and sociology of education, including Founding Mothers and Others: Women Educational Leaders During the Progressive Era, Palgrave @ St. Martin’s Press 2002 (with S.F. Semel); Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education, Second Edition, Allyn & Bacon 2001 (with P.W. Cookson, Jr. and S.F. Semel); and Implementing Educational Reform: Sociological Perspectives on Educational Policy, Ablex Publishing Corporation 1996 (with D. Levinson, P.W. Cookson, Jr. and J. Spade). He is also the co-author of Developing a Plan for Reestablishment of Local Control in the State-operated School Districts (Institute on Education Law and Policy 2002).