David Karen

Professor of Sociology
David Karen headshot


Phone 610-526-5395
Location Dalton 200C
Office Hours
On Leave
On Leave
semester I



Ph.D., Harvard University.
M.A., Harvard University.
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York.

Areas of Focus

Sociology of education; social inequality; social movements; sociology of sports; research methods


Professor Karen has done research and teaching in sociology of education, political sociology, sociology of sports, and social stratification. He has just completed a major project in the sociology of sports with Professor Bob Washington, The Sport and Society Reader, which will be published by Routledge. 

He teaches courses in sociology of sport (with Bob Washington), sociology of education, social inequality, social movements, and research methods and statistical analysis.  He also teaches the intensive writing junior seminar. 

Finally, in Upper Merion where he lives, Professor Karen has served four terms as a School Board Member from 1999-2015.