The Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) was established in 1966 as an educational research and development center at Johns Hopkins University.

The center maintains a staff of full-time sociologists, psychologists, social psychologists, and educators who conduct programmatic educational research backed by a full-time team of experience educational practitioners, communications professionals, and project support staff who develop curricula and provide technical assistance to schools to broaden application of the Center’s research.

The center currently includes the Everyone Graduates Center, Early Learning, and National Network of Partnership Schools.

Meet Our Center Co-Directors



  • Kate Anderson
  • Mary Alice Bond
  • Vaughan Byrnes
  • Emily K. Clark, PhD
  • Jeri Crispe
  • Gregg Howell
  • Lanita Jones
  • Ann Maouyo
  • Amanda Martorana
  • Linda Muskauski
  • Charlene Pryseski
  • Brenda G. Thomas
  • Maria Waltemeyer