Dr. Brian V. Carolan


Educational Foundations

Dr. Brian V. Carolan

Office: University Hall 2161
Phone: (973) 655-7175
Email: carolanb@mail.montclair.edu


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Brian V. Carolan, Ph.D. is associate professor of quantitative research methods in the Department of Educational Foundations, Montclair State University. As a sociologist of education, his research interests include classroom and school organization, and social networks. Recent publications have appeared in Social Networks, Social Psychology of Education, and the Teachers College Record. He is currently working on a textbook for Sage Publications, "Social Networks and Education: Theory, Methods, and Applications", to be published spring 2013.



  • Ph.D. Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Phil. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
  • B.A. Rutgers College, Rutgers University


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Professional Association Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • Eastern Sociological Society
  • Association for Education Finance and Policy

Professional Journals Reviewed

  • Youth and Society
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teachers College Record
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Social Science Research
  • Social Networks
  • Journal of Health Education

Professional Journals Edited

  • Teachers College Record



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Program or Specialty

  • Sociology of education

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Social organization of classrooms and schools, social networks, and quantitative research methods


Classroom and school organization, social networks, and quantitative research methods.