S. Michael Gaddis, Jr.
Dr. Gaddis received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. His primary research interests include the sociology of education, mental health and stigma, and racial/ethnic inequality. His dissertation examined the effects of educational credentials and prevalence of discrimination in the labor market using a field experiment. As a Scholar, he studied mental health, stigma, and academic achievement among college students with a particular focus on the effects of institutional factors and policies. After completing the program, he joined the Department of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor. He is also a Faculty Associate in Population Research and a Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education.