November 18, 2015


Ramey, David

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting in the Principal’s Office?

David Ramey is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University and an affiliate member of the Population Research Institute. He lives in Happy Valley with his wife, Jaymie, and their 2-year old daughter, Matilda.  David completed his PhD at The Ohio State University in 2014, where his dissertation focused on racial inequalities in both educationally based punishment and the medical diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems in children and adolescents.  David’s broader research agenda examines racial/ethnic disparities in crime and behavioral health, neighborhood conditions and crime, and the sources and consequences of formal and informal social control.  His work is published in Sociology of Education, Social Forces, Social Science and Medicine, and Criminology and Public Policy.  Before graduate school, David served as a Legislative Assistant for California’s 51st Congressional District in Washington, D.C. 

Link to the Show:

November 2015 David Ramey – The Perkins Platform







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