Brian is a PhD candidate who will graduate in the Spring of 2021. He received his B.A. in Sociology at Loyola University of New Orleans, and went on to teach math at a New Orleans area middle school. He has used quantitative methods to examine optimal classroom assignment, virtual charter school effectiveness, student-teacher gender matching, school demographic change due to immigration, selection into the teaching profession, and math anxiety among elementary teachers. The common thread of his work is a focus on how schools, teachers, and peers alter a students' education outcomes.
Fitzpatrick, B. R., & Mustillo, S. (2020). The Right Fit? Classroom Mismatch in Middle School and Its Inconsistent Effect on Student Learning. Sociology of Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038040720918857
*Fitzpatrick, B. R., Berends, M., Ferrare, J. J., & Waddington, R. J. (2020). Virtual Illusion: Comparing Student Achievement and Teacher and Classroom Characteristics in Online and Brick-and-Mortar Charter Schools. Educational Researcher, 49(3), 161–175. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X20909814