Faculty & Staff
Shelly L. Brown-Jeffy
PhD, University of Michigan, 2000
Office: 323 Graham
Research and Teaching interests
- Quantitative methods
- Social inequalities race, class and gender
- Sociology of Education
- Race and Ethnic relations
My research journey began with a broad question: Where does inequality originate and how does it influence quality of life for individuals and groups? My interest in racial/ethnic inequality and socioeconomic disadvantage is evident in my teaching in research. The goal of my research is to examine and understand differences in educational outcomes among racial/ethnic/socioeconomic groups. In teaching, I help others understand that our social world structures our social reality.
Recent selected professional achievements
Sheryl Coley, Tracy Nichols, Kelly Rulison, Robert Aronson, Shelly Brown-Jeffy and Sharon Morrison (2016) Does Neighborhood Risk Explain Racial Disparities in Low Birth Weight among Infants Born to Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 29(2), 122-129. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.08.004
Avent, J., Cashwell, C., and Brown-Jeffy, S. (2015). African American Pastors on Mental Health, Coping, and Help-Seeking. Counseling and Values. 60 (1), April 2015, 32–47.
Sheryl Coley, Tracy Nichols, Kelly Rulison, Robert Aronson, Shelly Brown-Jeffy and Sharon Morrison (2015). Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Age: Exploring Intersections in Preterm Birth Disparities among Teen Mothers. International Journal of Population Research, vol. 2015, Article ID 617907. doi:10.1155/2015/617907.