David Diehl is an assistant professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. His training is in the sociology of education, social network analysis, and organizational theory. Broadly, his research focuses on the study of schools as institutionally complex organizations. He is especially interested in the various processes through which diverse and contested ideas about schools and schooling are debated by educational decision makers, diffuse through policy networks, and are ultimately translated and reconstituted by teachers in their everyday work. His work has appeared in journals including American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education,Teachers College Record, Philanthropy and Education, and Sociological Forum.
A current version of his CV can be found here.