Gregory M. Eirich
Gregory M. Eirich is the Director of the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) MA Program at Columbia University. His course offerings include Data Analysis for the Social Sciences, Advanced Analytic Techniques, Time Series, Panel Data and Forecasting, Research Seminar, and Social Network Analysis. He is a member of the Data Science Institute's Computational Social Science Working Group. He researches the causes and consequences of socioeconomic inequality, with a particular focus on family processes. He has studied “rich-getricher” dynamics in the CEO labor market and the cumulative academic consequences of reading ability groups in early education. His dissertation examined the relationship between parental religiosity and children’s educational attainment in the United States. He has many on-going projects in collaboration with MA and PhD students. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, International Journal of the Sociology of the Family, Research in the Sociology of Work, and the Journal of Family Issues. He has a BA in Classical Languages and Philosophy from Fordham University and his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. Prior to teaching, Eirich was a senior consultant, where he conducted health care research at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018