The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University

Joshua Klugman

Assistant Professor

763 Gladfelter Hall

(215) 204-1452

864 Weiss Hall

(215) 204-7311

klugman@temple.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS:

 

M, 1:00 - 3:00 in GH 763

 MW, 10:30 - 11:00

       in Weiss Hall, 864

and by appointment


EDUCATION

  • PhD, Indiana Univ
  • MA, Indiana Univ
  • BA, Northwestern Univ

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Education
  • Race
  • Statistical Methods

courses i teach

  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Statistical Methods for Sociology
  • Graduate Statistics for Psychology
  • Seminar on Hierarchical Linear Modeling

LINKS I LIKE

Download my vita.

 

My research looks at class and race inequalities in educational outcomes in elementary schools, high schools, and colleges.
 
Right now, I am doing research on how high school resources (such as funding, class size, and the breadth of a school’s AP curricula) can affect the prestige of colleges students apply to and attend. This research suggests that students from advantaged, upper-middle-class backgrounds tend to benefit from resources in high schools in terms of applying to and attending selective colleges, but these resources tend to have less benefit for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
In this vein, I am also researching what I call the "AP arms race" - competition among school districts to offer more and more AP courses, and how this competition can produce persisting inequalities between districts in access to AP subjects.
 
In addition, I have just embarked on a project looking at Asian and Hispanic students' educational outcomes and their parents' involvement in their schooling. Previous research suggests that children of immigrants tend to do better in school when their families are integrated in ethnic communities (contrary to conventional wisdom, which holds that immigrant families need to shed their language and customs in order to assimilate successfully). I am testing this theory by examining how the size of the ethnic community can matter for parental involvement and children's tested ability.
 
Finally, I am mentoring students who took my class on Hierarchical Linear Models which was offered in the psychology department. I am collaborating with them on their projects which look at the effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on anxiety for socially phobic youth and how some people may be susceptible to depressive episodes caused by stressful events.

 

My Psychology Faculty Page

My Academia.edu Profile

My Temple Sites Profile

 

Recent Publications

 

Cheng, S. and Klugman, J. Forthcoming. “School Racial Composition and Biracial Adolescents’ School Attachment.” The Sociological Quarterly.

 

Klugman, J, and Xu, J. 2008. “The Effects of Race on Public Confidence in Educational Institutions: 1974-2002.” Social Science Quarterly.

 

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(updated 20090724)

department of sociology | 713 gladfelter hall | 1115 west polett walk
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