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Cornelius Riordan


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Contact Information:
Howley Hall 210A


Ph.D. - Syracuse University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Single sex education, the gender gap in test scores and educational performance, Catholic and public schools: comparative outcomes

Selected Publications:

Riordan, Cornelius. (2013). Single Sex Schools. NewYork:: Blackwell Publishing..

Riordan, Cornelius. (2004). Equality and Achievement: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education (2E). . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Riordan, Cornelius. (2003). Failing in School? Yes; Victims of War? No. . Sociology of Education76, 369-272.

Riordan, Cornelius. (1990). Girls and Boys in School: Together or Separate. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Recent Presentations:

Riordan, Cornelius., Arequipa, Peru (2012); Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, (2011); Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2009); Philadelphia, PA (2008), Barcelona, Spain (2007); Lisbon, Portugal (2007); Washington, DC (2004); Madrid, Spain ((2001)., "Keynote Speaker on Single-Sex Schools".

Riordan, Cornelius., Paper presented by invitation at an Educational Policy Breakfast , Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and , New York University, "The Potential and Future of Public Single-Sex Schools". February, 2008.

Riordan, Cornelius., Paper presented at the Harold W. McGraw Annual Seminar for Reporters New to the K-12 Beat, Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media., Teachers College, Columbia University, "The Gender Gap from Kindergarten to College". July, 2005.

Riordan, Cornelius., Paper presented by invitation of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame, "Achievement and Equity in Catholic and Public Schools: Gender Gap Comparisons 1972-1992".

Riordan, Cornelius., The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC, "Signatory, Amici Curiae Brief in , No. 94-1941 and 94-2107".

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