Chandra Muller is Alma Cowden Madden Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Muller earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on inequality in schools and effects across the life cycle. In particular, she focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers. Of primary interest is the diversity in experiences and disparities according to gender, race and ethnicity, social class, as well as disability, immigration or language minority status. She has several large-scale studies that involve collecting, producing, and analyzing national longitudinal databases to study the roles of education in work, family, and health from adolescent through midlife.