Selected Books and Articles for Kids and Young Adults

Pandemic Report Card: Successes and Failures (2023). ReferencePoint Press.

Cyberattacks and Cyberscams: Is There an End in Sight? (2023). ReferencePoint Press.

Mansa Musa’s Golden Journey (February 2022). Spider.

Stand Up for Animal Welfare (2021). ReferencePoint Press.

Predicting Cookie Sales. (July/August 2021). Muse.

Ask a Crowd: When It Comes to Predictions, Crowds Can Do Even Better Than Experts (July/August 2021). Muse.

How Environment Helps Shape Culture (2019). University of Chicago, STEP Program.

When Good Science Goes Bad (July/August 2018). Muse.

Other Book Chapters and Articles

Lindsay, J., Davis, E., Stephan, J., Proger, A. (2017). Impacts of Ramping-Up after One Year of Implementation (REL 2017–241). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Lindsay, J., Davis, E., Stephan, J., Bowdon, J. (2016). Stated briefly: Ramping up for college readiness in Minnesota high schools: Implementation of a schoolwide program (REL 2016–184). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Lindsay, J., Davis, E., Stephan, J., Bonsu, P., & Narlock, J. (2016). Ramping up for college readiness in Minnesota high schools: Implementation of a schoolwide program (REL 2016-146). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Rosenbaum, J.E., Stephan, J.L., Rosenbaum, J.E., Foran, A.E., & Schuetz, P. (2015). Beyond BA blinders: Cultural impediments to college success. In O. Patterson & E. Fosse (Eds.), Bringing Culture Back In: Understanding Disadvantaged African-American Youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Burke, M.R., Davis, E., & Stephan, J.L. (2015). College enrollment patterns for rural Indiana high school graduates (REL 2015-083). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Stephan, J.L., Davis, E., Lindsay, J., & Miller, S. (2015). Who will succeed and who will struggle? Predicting early college success with Indiana’s Student Information System (REL 2015-078). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Stephan, J.L. (2013). Social capital and the college enrollment process: How can a school program make a difference? Teachers College Record, 115(4): 1-39.

Stephan, J. L., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (2013). Can high schools reduce college enrollment gaps with a new counseling model? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(2): 200-219.

Rosenbaum, J.E., Rosenbaum, J.E., & Stephan, J. L. (2013). Removing the BA blinders: Reconceiving community college procedures to improve student success. The Changing Ecology of Higher Education. Stanford, CA: Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University.

Berger, A., Turk-Bicakci, L., Garet, M., Song, M., Knudson, J., Haxton, C., Zeiser, K., Hosen, G., Ford, J., Stephan, J.L., Keating, K., Cassidy, L. (2013). Early college, early success: Early college high school initiative impact study. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Condon, C., Greenberg, A., Stephan, J. L., Williams, R., Gerdeman, R. D., Molefe, A., & van der Ploeg, A. (2012). Performance in Science on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series II (MCA-II) for students in grades 5 and 8 (REL 2012-138). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Stephan, J.L., & Rosenbaum, J.E. (2011). The Post-secondary Coach program in Chicago: Does it affect the college going process? Washington, DC: The Council of the Great City Schools.

Rosenbaum, J.E., Rosenbaum, J.E., & Stephan, J. L. (2011). Perfectionist dreams and hidden stratification: Is perfection the enemy of the good?  In M. Hallinan (Ed.), Frontiers in Sociology of Education (pp, 181-203). New York: Springer.

Rosenbaum, J. E., Stephan, J. L., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (2010).  Beyond one-size-fits-all college dreams: Alternative pathways to desirable careers. American Educator, 34(3), 2-13.

Stephan, J. L., Rosenbaum, J. E., & Person, A. E. (2009). Stratification in college entry and completion. Social Science Research, 38(3), 572-593.

Stephan, J. L. & Rosenbaum, J. E. (2009). Permeability and transparency in the high school-college transition. In D. Plank, G. Sykes, & B. Schneider (Eds.), AERA Handbook on Education Policy Research (pp. 928-941). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Spillane, J. P., White, K. W., & Stephan, J. L. (2009). School principal expertise: Putting expert-aspiring principal differences in problem solving processes to the test. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 8, 128-151.

Goble, L. J., Rosenbaum, J. E., & Stephan, J. L. (2008). Do institutional attributes predict individuals’ degree success at two-year colleges? New Directions in Community College Research, 144, 63-72.

Rosenbaum, J. E., & Stephan, J. L. (2008). The education people need. Issues in Science and Technology, 25(1), 8.

Rosenbaum, J. E., Redline, J. & Stephan, J. L. (2007). Community college: The unfinished revolution. Issues in Science and Technology, 23, 49-56.