Associate Professor, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University
Nominee: Karl Alexander
John W. Sipple, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the department of development sociology at Cornell University. Additionally, he serves as director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools, co-faculty director of Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute, and serves as Cornell’s anchor for the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN).
Professor Sipple’s research analyzes the intersection of the educational system and the communities in which they are embedded. He also examines the implementation of education and social policies (e.g., finance and staffing, shared municipal services, Pre-Kindergarten and early care, school-based health clinics) on local communities, with special attention to rural locales.
He has published broadly in academic books and journals, for more popular audiences, and at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. He has held leadership roles within AERA, the Politics of Education Association, and TARRN. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.