Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Sociology
Sociology & Anthropology / Black Studies
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)