Downey, Douglas

Professor Downey received his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University in 1992. He has worked for more than 25 years as a professor at Ohio State University. His articles on schools and inequality have received multiple national awards, including the Coleman Award for the best article, given by the Education Section of the American Sociological Section, and the Rueben Hill Award for best article awarded by the National Council on Family Relations. He has also received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (Stanford), The Excellence Award (Radboud University, The Netherlands), and the Institute for Advanced Study (Durham University, England).


On Rorotoko:

On his book How Schools Really Matter: Why Our Assumption about Schools and Inequality Is Mostly Wrong
(Our Cover Feature of April 07, 2021)