Professor & Head Department of Sociology Purdue University Education Ph.D., Sociology. University of North Carolina-- Chapel Hill, 2001 MA., Sociology. University of North Carolina-- Chapel Hill, 1998 BA., Sociology and Special Education, Rutgers University, NJ, Summa Cum Laude, 1996 Selected Honors, Awards and Grants J. Hatten Howard III Teaching Professor. University of Georgia Honors Program. 2014. 2010. "An Analysis of Organizational Mortality: The Case of Charter Schools from 1992-2005," National Science Foundation #039310-01. 01/2010 - 12/2012. Total amount awarded: $260,104. M.G. Michael Award for New Research. 2008. Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. University of Georgia ($3,000). Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award. 2007. University of Georgia ($5,000). 2004-2006. Lilly Fellowship. University of Georgia, Office of Instructional Support and Development. 2002-2003. American Education Research Association Research Grant, $20,000. "School Choice, Whose Choice?" From the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement --NSF Grant #REC-9980573. Selected Publications Renzulli, Linda. 2014. Educational Transformations and Why Sociology Should Care. Social Currents.1(2). 149-156. Boylan, Rebecca and Linda Renzulli. Forthcoming. Routes Out, Paths Back: TheInfluence of Push and Pull Reasons for Leaving School on Students’ School Reengagment. Youth & Society. Paino, Maria, Linda Renzulli, Rebecca Boylan, Christen Bradley. 2014. ForGrades or Money?: Charter School Failure in North Carolina. Education Administration Quarterly. 50(3). 500-536. Doi. 10.1177/0013161X13505289 Renzulli, Linda, Jeremy Reynolds, Kimberly Kelly and Linda Grant. 2013. The Roots of Gender Inequality in Academic Salaries: The Impact of Segregation, Reward Dualism, and Niches. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 34 58–72.