David K. Kirui

Faculty Advisors: 

Grace Kao, Hyunjoon Park, Camille Z. Charles, Emily Hannum


David K. Kirui has a B.A. in Political Science (with distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in education from the University of Pennsylvania.  After graduating from UC Berkeley, David taught high school English in the School District of Philadelphia through the Teach For America program while completing his master's degree. David has also worked in the the Learning, Teaching, and Cognitive Sciences (LTCS) and Understanding Teaching Quality (UTQ) research centers housed within the Research and Development division of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ.  At ETS, David worked on a variety of internally and externally funded research projects, as well as program evaluations in collaboration with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) in North Carolina and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  His research interests include social and labor market stratification, higher education, quantitative methods, race/ethnicity, and, broadly, the sociology of education.  Currently, he is working on projects that investigate the role that institutions of higher education play in engendering social stratification within the labor market and more broadly.

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