Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, Sociology and Education
M.Phil., Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University, Sociology
B.A., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, Sociology
Social Networks, Sociology of Education, School and Classroom Organization
The Small World of Educational Research: A Network Analysis of the Teachers College Record
Sponsor: Gary Natriello
Chair: Aaron Pallas
Professor, Quantitative Research Methods, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University, 2015-Present. Previously Associate Professor, 2010-2015
Associate Professor of Education, Department of Education, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York. Previously Assistant Professor. 2004- 2010
Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Development, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. 2000-2002
Carolan, B.V. (2015) Unequal math achievement in high school: The mediating roles of concerted cultivation and close friends. British Journal Sociology of Education. XX(X), XXX-XXX. doi:10.1080/01425692.2015.1013085
Carolan, B. V. & Wasserman, S. J. (2014) Does parenting style matter? Concerted
cultivation and the transmission of educational advantage. Sociological Perspectives. XX(X), XXX-XXX. doi: 10.1177/0044118X13478625
Carolan, B. V., Weiss, C. C., & Matthews, J. S. (2013). Which middle school model works best for certain adolescents? Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study
(ECLS). Youth and Society. XX(X), XXX-XXX. doi:10.1177/0044118X13478625
Carolan, B. V. (2013). School transitions and students’ achievement in the fifth grade.
Journal of Educational Research, 106(5), 372-383. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2012.736432
Carolan, B. V. (2012). Reopening the debate on social closure: High school size, social capital and mathematics achievement. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(3), 583-595. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00779.x
Reznitskaya, A., Glina, M., Carolan, B., Michaud, O., Rogers, J., & Sequeira, L. (2012). Examining transfer effects from dialogic discussions to new tasks and contexts. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 37, 288–306. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2012.02.003
Carolan, B. V. & Chesky, N. Z. (2012). The relationship among grade span configuration, school attachment, and achievement: Evidence from the ECLS-K study. Middle School Journal, 43(4), 32-39.
Tournaki, N., Lyublinskaya, I. & Carolan, B. V. (2011). An an-going professional development program and its impact on teacher effectiveness. The Teacher Educator, 46(4), 299-315.
Recent Conference Presentations
Social Network Analysis and Teacher Education/Teacher Development. Co-authored with Sara J. Wasserman (2nd author). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 2014.
Adolescents’ Interest in Mathematics: The Roles of Network Diversity and Math Identity in Course Selection. Co-authored with Jamaal S. Matthews (2nd author). Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX, March 2014.
Parents, peers, and the intergenerational transmission of educational advantage. Co-authored with Sara J. Wasserman (2nd author). Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, March 2013.
Which middle school model works best for certain adolescents? Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS). Co-authored with Christopher C. Weiss (2nd author) and Jamaal S. Matthews (3rd author). Paper presented at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA: March 2012.
The impact of school transitions on children’s math and reading learning in the first through fifth grades. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New York: February 2012.
What are we still doing to early adolescents? The impacts of school transitions and social networks on middle school students. Co-authored with Nataly Chesky (2nd author). Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: February 2011.
Reopening the debate on social closure: Small schools, social capital, and mathematics achievement. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA: August 2010.