Selected Books and Articles for Kids and Young Adults

Want to find out what the future holds? Don’t ask an expert, ask a crowd (accepted). Muse.

Mansa Musa’s African journey of gold (accepted). Spider.

How environment helps shape culture (2019). University of Chicago, STEP Program.

The power of Great Zimbabwe (2019). University of Chicago, STEP program.

When good science goes bad (2018). Muse, 22(6), 10-14.

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.