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Mark  Schafer 

Associate Professor

Phone: (225) 578-5032
PhD: Indiana University, 1999
Office: 110A Stubbs Hall





I have been on faculty in the sociology department since 1999, and have had a split appointment with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, and the LSU Agricultural Center, since 2002. My research interests include global educational expansion; educational change in the United States; family and school effects on social inequality and mobility; long- and short-term social and demographic shifts in the Gulf of Mexico Region; the impact of technology change on education and research; and social transformations in rural and urban communities.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses recently taught at LSU

(Syllabi provided below are only for illustrative purposes and are subject to change every semester)

  • Sociology 2501: Current Social Problems
  • Sociology 4431: Sociology of Education
  • Sociology 4551 Global Society
  • Sociology 7491: Education and Inequality