Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1995
M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1988
B.A., Sociology, Haverford College, 1986
Selected Publications and Activities
Member, American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group -- External Reviewer of Sociology Departments and Programs and Africana/Black Studies Programs.
Transforming the Academy: Faculty Perspectives on Diversity and Pedagogy, Editor and Contributor, Rutgers University Press, 2016
2015 Op-Ed Essay “Why Rachel Dolezal is still welcome among blacks,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/thinktank/Among-blacks-former-NAACP-l...
2012 Op-Ed Essay “Talking Through Complexities [of sexual abuse]”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, June 24, p. C4.
Acting Black: College, Identity, and the Performance of Race, Sole Author, Routledge Press, 2003.
2005 "Beverly McIver's Canvas," Contexts, a journal of the American Sociological Society, Fall.
2005 "Black, White, and Brown: The Transformation of Public Education in America," with Charles V. Willie, Teachers College Record, Columbia University, Volume 107, No. 3, March, pp. 475-495.
"Outing the Blackness in White: Analyzing Race, Class, and Gender in Everyday Life,"Annals of Scholarship, Temple University Press, Darrell Moore and Phyllis Jackson, guest editors, Marie-Rose Logan, general editor, Vol 14, No 1, pp125-136. 2000.
"Playing the Devil's Advocate: Defending A Multi-Racial Identity in Fractured Community, " in Thompson and Tyagi's (eds.) Names We call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity, Routledge Press. 1996.
Teaching and Research Interests
Social Inequality, Higher Education, Social Theory, African American Culture, and Work and Occupations
Courses and Seminars Taught
- The Constitution of Knowledge (SOAN 027B)
- Sociology through African American Women's Writing (SOAN 007C)
- Introduction to Black Studies (BLST 015)
- Exemplary Studies in Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN 012M)
- Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in the United States (SOAN 007B)
- Classical Theory (SOAN 027C)
- Race Theories (SOAN 127)