Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss higher education stratification and inequality.
Dr. McMillan Cottom is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: "Digital Sociologies" (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and "For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education" (2017, Palgrave MacMillan). Her book "Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy" (2017, The New Press) has received national and international acclaim. Professor Cottom serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. Her public scholarship has appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Atlantic.