Contact InformationWilliam Carbonaro
Associate Professor; Assistant Director, CREO
4084 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Sociology)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Sociology)
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis (Political Science)
B.A.,Washington University in St. Louis (Major – Political Science)
Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Research Methods and Statistics
1997 Award for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student, Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association.
2002 Outstanding Reviewer, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
2003-4 National Academy of Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Carbonaro, William. 2006. “Cross-National Differences in the Skills-Earnings Relationship: The Role of Skill Demands and Labor Market Institutions.” Social Forces 84:1819-1842.
Carbonaro, William. 2006. “Public-Private Differences in Achievement among Kindergarten Students: Differences in Learning Opportunities and Student Outcomes.” American Journal of Education 113:31-65.
Carbonaro, William. 2005. “Tracking, Student Effort, and Academic Achievement.” Sociology of Education 78:27-49.
Covay, Elizabeth, and William Carbonaro. 2010. “Beyond School Walls: Participation in Extracurricular Activities, Classroom Behavior, and Academic Achievement” Sociology of Education 83:20-45.
Carbonaro, William and Elizabeth Covay. 2010. “Sector Differences in Student Experiences and Achievement: An Update.” Sociology of Education 83:160-182.
Carbonaro, William, Brandy Ellison, and Elizabeth Covay. 2011. “Explaining the Gender Gap in College Entry and Completion.” Social Science Research 40: 120-135.
William Carbonaro is an Associate Professor whose research focuses on inequality within the educational system and in labor markets. His work has appeared in the highly regarded journals Sociology of Education and the American Sociological Review. His on-going research focuses on the effect of peer relationships on student achievement and attainment outcomes. He is also studying how school credentials are related to employment opportunities for high school and college graduates.