James E. Rosenbaum is a professor of sociology, education and social policy at Northwestern University. His books include Crossing the Class and Color Lines (University of Chicago Press, 2000) and Beyond College for All (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001), which was awarded the Waller Prize in Sociology. His book, After Admission: From College Access to College Success, was published in 2006 with co-authors Regina Deil-Amen and Ann Person.
Rosenbaum serves as an adviser to Education Week, the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education, and the task force on Career and Technical Education in New York City. His research has been published in sociology and policy journals, presented to committees of the U.S. Congress, and featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as on 60 Minutes.
He earned his B.A. at Yale University and his Ph.D. at Harvard University.