Michigan State University, United States
Barbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well-being of adolescents into adulthood. Schneider is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Education, American Educational Research Association, and Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and she has received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Helsinki. Schneider has published over 150 articles and reports and written 18 books, three of which include: Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement; The Ambitious Generation: America’s Teenagers Motivated but Directionless; and Learning Science: The Value of Crafting Engagement in Science Environments.