- Mark A. Berends, Director
Professor of Sociology
University of Notre Dame
Mark A. Berends is director of the National Center on School Choice and director of the Center of Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a professor of sociology. Professor Berends is also vice president of AERA's Division L (Educational Policy and Politics). His areas of expertise are the sociology of education, research methods, school effects on student achievement, and educational equity. Throughout his research career, Professor Berends has focused on how school organization and classroom instruction are related to student achievement, with special attention to disadvantaged students. His latest books are Examining Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992 (RAND, 2005), Charter School Outcomes (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008), Leading with Data: Pathways to Improve Your School (Corwin, 2009), and the Handbook of Research on School Choice (2009).
- See a complete list of papers by Mark Berends