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Francis Pearman

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Francis Pearman

Assistant Professor

Assistant: John Baker

Office: CERAS 524


Francis A. Pearman is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on how poverty and inequality shape the life chances of children, especially in rapidly changing cities. Pearman holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Research Interests

Early Childhood | Educational Policy | Poverty and Inequality | Race and Ethnicity | Research Methods | Sociology

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Recent Publications

Pearman, F. A. (2021). Collective Racial Bias and the Black-White Test Score Gap. RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

Pearman, F. A. (2021). Gentrified Discipline: The Impact of Gentrification on Exclusionary Punishment in Public Schools. Social Problems.

Pearman, F. A., Springer, M., Lipsey, M., Lachowicz, M., Swain, W., & Farran, D. (2020). Teachers, Schools, and Pre-K Effect Persistence: An Examination of the Sustaining Environment Hypothesis. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 13(4), 547–573.

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