Department of Sociology

Robert Ressler

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Robert Ressler



Nonprofits, education, stratification, inequality, bike riding, making pizza, happy hours


Robert is a sociologist whose research questions how community organizations can promote the education of children and stronger connections between schools and families. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2010, moved to Austin, Texas and worked for several nonprofits until beginning graduate school in 2013. Robert successfully defended his dissertation proposal in May 2016; a project that uses mixed-methods to explore what happens to the relationship between families and schools in a community organizationy organizational context (i.e. non-profits) and how parental involvement is supported and challenged through community investment.

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