RICHARD ARUM is professor of sociology and education at New York University and is currently serving as Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to Academically Adrift and Aspiring Adults Adrift, Arum has authored, coauthored, and edited several books on K-12 and higher education, including Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007) and Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012). He has a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
JOSIPA ROKSA is associate professor of sociology and education and associate director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Virginia. In addition to her work on Academically Adrift and Aspiring Adults Adrift, Roksa’s work on social contexts and higher education has been published in a range of peer-reviewed journals, including Social Forces, Sociology of Education, and The Review of Higher Education. She has a PhD in sociology from New York University.
AMANDA COOK is assistant director of the SSRC's Education Research Program, and serves as project manager for the Measuring College Learning Project and the CLA Longitudinal Study. Prior to joining the SSRC in 2013, Cook completed a master’s degree in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.
ABBY LARSON works as a postdoctoral research associate for the SSRC's Education Research Program. Working to coordinate faculty experts across six disciplines for the Measuring College Learning Project, Larson’s interests include learning, expertise and science, professional identity, and technology and design. Prior to her work at the SSRC, Larson was the NSF/ASA postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, a fellow at the Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School, and postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Larson received her PhD in sociology from New York University (2006–2010), and a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree in international relations and sociology from Stanford University.