Jeanne Ballantine (Ph.D. 1970), Jenny Stuber (Ph.D. 2006) and Judson Everitt (Ph.D. 2009): The Sociology of Education, New 9th edition IS NOW AVAILABLE!
This classic in the field, extensively updated for the 9th edition, is used in upper level undergraduate classes, graduate classes, and in universities around the world, and has been translated into many languages. The goal is to present an overview of the field--its varying perspectives, theories, and topics--to sociology, education, and other undergraduate and graduate students. Major theoretical approaches and key topics in the field are presented—from class, gender, race and ethnic differences and inequalities, to the organization of and roles in schools, informal system and educational environments, higher education and international systems, to movements and reforms. This balanced and comprehensive overview is held together through an “open systems approach”, placing topics within a framework that allows instructors to present topics in a systematic format of their choice and expand on any topics, showing the relationships and interactions between key topics in a coherent presentation. Published by Routledge--Taylor and Francis (2022), and written and revised by Sociologists of Education Jeanne Ballantine, Jenny Stuber, and Judson Everitt.
David K. Baltz (B.A. 1969): After graduation I spent three years as a Welfare Caseworker in Chicago and in the Bay Area. I then went to Grad school at U.C. Berkeley graduating in 1974 with a Master of City Planning (MCP) Degree. Most of my career was spent on the West Coast working in Transportation Planning, my focus area at Berkeley. For several years while living in the Seattle area I was the President IU Alumni Club of the Puget Sound.
I retired about twelve years ago moving back to Modesto where I worked for nine years following graduation from Berkeley. Since then I have taken more than two dozen music courses at Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus. My hobbies include singing, songwriting, music recording, and golf among others. That's about it!
Leslie Barnet (1967) MSW from CA State University and JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. I am a sole practitioner. Sill practicing and listed for at least the 15th year in the area of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. Retirement looming in the future.
Marni Blair (B.A. 2000), working at the IU Office of Admissions for over 20 years. I am a part of the undergraduate recruitment team with a focus of on campus events along with recruitment territories in and out of state. My husband and I live here in Bloomington with our 6 year old son Henry.
Michael K. Blanchard (B.A. 1989) As a 1989 graduate I want to update you on my personal and professional accomplishments since then. Publications:
- “Bump Fire Stocks: Finding a Way to Outlaw Their Usage.” The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association. December 2017, Vol 28, No 2, vi. Located on PubMed.
- “We Ain't No Ways Tired: We Demand a Ban on the AR-15 Rifle Now.” Williams E, Giger JN, Brannon C, Blanchard M. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association. July 2018, Vol 29, No 1, vi-viii. Located on PubMed.
- “The Persistence Of Community College Students: A Single Site Case Study” (2018). All Theses and Dissertations. 171.
- “Only 22% of all students who enroll in community colleges complete an associate degree within three years, and only 16% of students at urban community colleges earn a degree in the same time frame.”
- “Care of the Frail Elderly, the Mentally Ill, and the Disabled in Nursing Homes: A Clarion Call to Arms.” Williams E, Giger JN, Brannon C, Blanchard M. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association. December 2018, Vol 29, No 2. Located on PubMed.
- The Black Book of Lamentations, covered here by the South Bend Tribune: “South Bend native's book collects 'Lamentations' from Black scholars, activists”
- A Community Research Guide to Student Persistence: Research-based Strategies to Improve Student Persistence
- “Are Current Security Protocols The Best Use of Funds In Public Schools.” Michael K Blanchard, Ed.D.; Rick Wallace Ph.D, Psy.D. AltBlackNews.com
Curtis Child (Ph.D. 2011) I am in London for spring 2022, co-directing a study abroad. Besides teaching and research, I am also the department chair of the sociology department at Brigham Young University.