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Stephen L. Morgan


Ph.D. 2000
Harvard University

376 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

(607) 255-0706

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor Markets
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology of Education
  • Quantitative Methodology

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Site

Recent Courses:

Soc 2220 Controversies About Inequality
Soc 3570 Schooling, Racial Inequality, and Public Policy in America
Soc 4130/5130 From CEOs to Stevedores: The Economic Sociology of Earnings
Soc 5060 Research Methods II
Soc 5180 The Demography of Education and Inequality
Soc 6090 Causal Inference
Soc 6750 Social Inequality: Contemporary Theories, Debates, and Models


Stephen L. Morgan is Professor of Sociology (currently on leave) at Cornell University.  He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2000, an M.Phil. in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University in 1995, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1993.  Through June of 2014, he was the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor in the Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University, where he began his career as an Assistant Professor in 2000.  His current areas of research include education, inequality, demography, and methodology.  In addition to many journal articles on these topics, he has published two books: On the Edge of Commitment: Educational Attainment and Race in the United States (Stanford University Press, 2005) and, co-written with Christopher Winship, Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles for Social Research (Cambridge University Press, 2007). A thoroughly revised and enlarged second edition of Counterfactuals and Causal Inference will be released in late 2014.


For a complete list, see my CV.

Many of my publications can be accessed through my personal site.