Tressie McMillan Cottom: Lower Ed in the Digital Society
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Please join us for a conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom on Lower Ed in the Digital Society: social stratification in higher education. This timely event occurs against the backdrop of the effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, with talk of loosening regulations on for-profit universities,
Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a digital sociologist, professor, writer and columnist. Professor Cottom serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes and lectures around the world on inequality, higher education, technology and culture. She is the editor and author of several books, including the critically-acclaimed, “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the U.S.” (The New Press). With her colleagues, she has developed the first graduate degree programs in Digital Sociology. Dr. Cottom shapes national conversations about inequality in the digital society. Her public scholarship has appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Atlantic.