Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Con to the question "Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?"
"The 'evidence' that has been invoked throughout this uniform movement has been... generalization after generalization from an ever-flowing stream of anecdote, with little to no critical thinking, and certainly no empirical investigation. The movement can be categorized as one of anecdote versus evidence, fear versus rationality, the status quo versus social and educational change...
It should be clear by now that uniform policies are not effective in our public schools. ...[S]chool uniforms, as a policy and strategy, do not play a role in producing more parental involvement, increased preparedness, positive approaches toward learning, pro-school attitudes, a heightened feeling of school unity and safety, or positive school climates. Therefore, such a policy should not be discussed as increasing the educational atmosphere at any level of schooling."
The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us about American Education: A Symbolic Crusade, 2004
Experts IIndividuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies, 2012-present
Professor of Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2011-present
Member, Editorial Board, Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World, 2008-present
Co-Editor, Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences, 2009-2014
Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010-2011
Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010-2011
Interim Director of the Black Studies Program, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009-2010
Interim Assistant Director of the Black Studies Program. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008-2009
Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of Missouri–Columbia, 2006-2009
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of Missouri–Columbia, 2004-2006
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Alabama at Huntsville, 1998-2004
Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 1997-1998
Instructor, Davenport College, 1997-1998
Instructor, Goshen College, 1996-1998
Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, 1994-1995