David Sikkink, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame and a faculty fellow in its Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), will lecture on “Choosing Private Schools: The Effect of Community and Religious Factors” on Tuesday (Nov. 28) at 3:15 p.m. in the James Coleman Conference Room, 1024 Flanner Hall, at Notre Dame.
Sponsored by IEI’s Program on the Social Organization of Schools, the lecture is free and open to the public. Sikkink’s main research interests are in education, religion and politics. In the lecture he will examine the community and religious factors that shape the choice of private schools for children.
Sikkink received his bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in 1985 and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1998.