Urban Studies Welcomes Prof. Sean Reardon as Interim Director

Urban Studies announced this month that Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, has been named Interim Faculty Director of Urban Studies beginning September 1, 2022 to August 30, 2023. 

Although new to the position, Professor Reardon has been a supportive presence for the Urban Studies program for years. Michael Kahan, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and co-director of Urban Studies, welcomed him as “a longtime affiliate, friend, and supporter of Urban Studies.” Professor Reardon has been a regular guest lecturer in the Introduction to Urban Studies course and a frequent participant in the Urban Studies research program, where he has mentored numerous undergraduate researchers. His research addresses many critical questions in urban studies, notably how racial and economic segregation shapes student opportunity in schools across the United States.

Kahan also thanked Professor Tomás Jiménez for his service to the program as faculty co-director: “It’s been a great pleasure collaborating with him, and I am delighted that he will remain connected with the program as an affiliated faculty member.”

Urban Studies continues to welcome growth as a program as they also introduced Professor Forrest Stuart as a full three year-term faculty director beginning January 1, 2024. 

Kahan concluded his announcement by stating that “we are grateful to have so many good people devoting their time, energy, and creativity to the Urban Studies program.”