Sean Reardon (
) is associate professor of education at Stanford University, specializing in the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality, the causes, patterns, and consequences of residential and school segregation, and applied statistical methods for educational research. His primary research examines the relative contribution of family, school, and neighborhood environments to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic achievement disparities. In addition, his research develops applied quantitative methods for examining variation in treatment effects and for measuring aspects of school and neighborhood context. He teaches graduate courses in applied statistical methods, with a particular emphasis on the application of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to the investigation of issues of educational policy and practice. Sean received his doctorate in education in 1997 from Harvard University. He is currently a recipient of a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award to fund his work on the causal effect of neighborhood conditions on adolescent educational and social outcomes. In addition, he is also a Carnegie Scholar, which funds his work on the effects of programs for English language learners on the educational trajectories of Latino students. Sean is also an associate professor of sociology (by courtesy) at Stanford.