Dr. David Zarifa

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities
Professor of Sociology, Nipissing University
Director, Nipissing University Research Data Centre
Office: R205
Email: davidz@nipissingu.ca
Tel: 705.474.3450  ext: 4386



  • BA, Western University
  • MA, Western University
  • PhD, McMaster University

Areas of Specialization

  • Sociology of Education
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Work
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Rural Sociology
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Postsecondary Educational Choices
  • Labour Market Outcomes
  • School-to-work Transitions
  • School Discipline Practices
  • Poverty
  • Student Achievement
  • Transfer and Mobility
  • Literacy and Skills
  • Cross-national Comparisons