Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenber Professor of Sociology

University of Delaware

334 Smith Hall

Newark, DE  19716



302-831--0649 (office)                                                                       410-392-3119 (home)

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Ph.D.               University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Sociology), 1976

M.A.                University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Sociology), 1973

B.A.                Georgia State University, Atlanta (Sociology), 1970


Honors and Awards:

Robin M. Williams Lecture Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2008

Jessie Bernard Award, American Sociological Association, 2006

College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, 2004

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Feminist Lecturer Award, 2004 

Faculty Mentor Award, McNair Scholars Program, University of Delaware, 2001

E. Arthur Trabant Institutional Award for Women's Equity, University of Delaware, 1997 

I. Peter Gellman Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 1988

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1980 

AAUW Outstanding Young Scholar Award, State of Delaware, 1979 

Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honors Society 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Employment History: 

2006 - present Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology, University of Delaware

1989 - 2005  Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Delaware

1999 - 2000       Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Center for Comparative Studies in

                              Race and Ethnicity

1997 - 1999       Interim Dean, College of Arts & Science, University of Delaware 

1990 - 1997       Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Delaware (Associate 

Provost for Instruction, 1990-92; title changed in 1992; Acting, 1990-91) 

1986 - 1989       Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology 

1982 - 1989       Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of 


1981 - 1985       Director, Women's Studies Program, University of Delaware 

1984                Visiting Professor in Women's Studies, Massachusetts Institute Technology 

1976 - 1982       Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Delaware 

1974 - 1976       Instructor, University of Delaware 

1972 - 1974       Instructor, Hartford College for Women, Hartford, Connecticut 

1970 - 1974       Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Research 

                              Assistant, Summer 1991)

1968 - 1970       Secretary, University Computer Center, Georgia State University 


Areas of Specialization: 


Race and Ethnic Relations 

Sociology of Sex and Gender/Women's Studies 

Sociological Theory 




Andersen-Rosenfeld, Margaret L. (2007). On Land and On Sea:  A Century Of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection.  Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum.


Higginbotham, Elizabeth, and Margaret L. Andersen, (eds.). 2009.  Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Society. The Changing Landscape. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (first edition, 2007) .


Andersen, Margaret. 2009. Thinking About Women:  Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 8 th edition. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon (first edition, 1983). 

Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard F. Taylor.  2006. Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, 4th ed. New York: Wadsworth (first edition, 2000). 

Andersen, Margaret L. and Howard F. Taylor. 2008. Sociology: The Essentials, 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing (first edition , 2001). 

Andersen, Margaret L. and Patricia Hill Collins (eds.). 2007. Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, 6th ed. Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth (first edition, 1992). 

Andersen, Margaret L., Kim Logio, and Howard F. Taylor. 2008. Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader, 3rded.. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (first edition 2001). 

Frank R. Scarpitti, Margaret L. Andersen, and Laura L. O'Toole. 1997. Social Problems, 3rd ed. New York: Longman (first edition, 1989). 


Andersen, Margaret L. forthcoming.  “The Nexus of Race and Gender: Parallels Linkages, and Divergences in Race and Gender Studies.” In Handbook of Race and Ethnic Relations, edited by John Solmos and Patricia Hill Collins. New York/London: Sage Publications.


Andersen, Margaret L. 2008. "Thinking about Women Some More (Symposium)." Gender & Society (February).


Meghan Ashlin Rich and Margaret L. Andersen. 2006. "Using Problem-based Learning for Teaching about Racial Inequality." PBL Clearinghouse (refereed), University of Delaware


Andersen, Margaret. L. (2005). "Teoria feminista y accion politica: lecciones de los estudios multiraciales sobre mujeres." Nuevos Actores En American del Norte 2: 177-194.


Andersen, Margaret L. (2006). Race, Gender, and Stereotpyes: New Perspectives on Ideology and Inequality.” Norteamérica (Journal of the Centro do Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, UNAM Mexico City).


Andersen, Margaret L. 2005. “Thinking about Women: A Quarter Century View.”  Gender & Society 19 (August): 437-455.

Andersen, Margaret L., 2004. “From Brown to Grutter: The Diverse Beneficiaries of Brown vs. Board of Education.” Illinois Law Review 2005, No. 5 (August): 1073-1097. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “A Personal Appreciation: Race, Art, and Biography." Pp. 89-93 in A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection, edited by Amalia K. Amaki. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press and The University Museum, University of Delaware.

Andersen, Margaret L., Anne Bowler, and Michael Kimmel. 2004. "Do We Still Need Feminist Theory." Pp. 544-550 in The Gender Kaleidoscope: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, edited by Catherine Valentine and Joan Spade. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co. 


Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. "Whitewashing Race: A Critical Review." In Whiteout: The Continuing Significance of Race, Pp. 21-34 edited by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Woody Doane. New York: Routledge. 


Anderen, Margaret L. forthcoming, "Teaching Joe Feagin's Racist America." In Race, Racism, and Resistance: Essays in Honor or Joe R. Feagin, edited by Bernice McNair Barnett. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2001. "Restructuring for Whom: Race, Class, Gender and the Ideology of Invisibility." Sociological Forum 16 (June): 181-201. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1999. “The Fiction of Diversity without Oppression:  Race, Ethnicity, Identity, and Power.” In Critical Ethnicity: Countering the Waves of Identity Politics, edited by Robert Tai and Mary Kenyatta. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield. 

Takaki, Ronald, Victoria Munoz, Margaret L. Andersen, Sonia Nieto, and Doris Sommers.  1997. "Symposium: Ethnicity and Education." Harvard Educational Review 67 (Summer): 169-187.  

Andersen, Margaret. 1997. "Discovering the Past/Considering the Future: Lessons from the Eastern Shore."  In Carole C. Marks, ed. The History of African Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula, University of Delaware. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1993. "Studying Across Difference: Race, Class, Gender & the Social Construction of Knowledge." Pp. 34-52 in John Stanfield and Routledge Dennis (eds.), Research in Race & Ethnic Relations. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 

reprinted in Maxine Baca Zinn, Michael Messner, and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, eds. 1997. The Prism of Difference. Needham Heights, MA:  Allyn and Bacon.

Andersen, Margaret and Carole C. Marks. 1993. "Education for a Change: The MOST Program." Pp. 177-194  in Becky Wansgaard Thompson and Sangeet Tyaki (eds.), Beyond a Dream Deferred:  Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1991. "Feminism and the American Family Ideal."  The Journal of Comparative Family Studies  22 (Summer):  235-246. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1988. "Moving Our Minds: Studying Women of Color and  Reconstructing Sociology." Teaching Sociology 16 (April): 123-132. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1988. “The Socialization of a Teacher.” In Beth Hess, Elizabeth Markson, and Peter Stein, Sociology 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan: 38—381.


Andersen, Margaret. 1987. "Denying Difference: The Continuing Basis for Exclusion in  the Curriculum."  Working Papers, Memphis State University Center for Research   on Women. 


Andersen, Margaret. 1987. "Changing the Curriculum: Women's Studies and Higher  Education." Signs 12 (Winter): 222-254. 

--Reprinted in Jean O'Barr, Rachel A. Rosenfeld, and Elizabeth Minnich, eds.,  Reconstructing the Academy:  Women's Education and Women's Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1986. "Giving Life to Student Exams."  Women's Studies Quarterly 14 (Fall/Winter):  14-15. 

Andersen, Margaret, 1985. "Integrating Women Into the Curriculum: Notes on  Sociology." In Barrie Thorne, Mary McCormack, Virginia Powell, Delores Wunder (eds.).  The Sociology of Sex and Gender: Syllabi and Teaching Materials. Washington, DC:  American Sociological Association Teaching   Resources Center. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1985. Women's Studies/Black Studies: Learning From Our  Common Pasts", pp. 62-72  Women's Place in the Academy:  Transforming the Liberal Arts Curriculum, edited by in Susan Van Dyne and Marilyn Schuster. New York: Rowman and Allenheld. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1984. "Race and the Social Sciences: Teaching and Learning Discussion." Radical Teacher (November): 17-20. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1984. "Race Beliefs in the New South: From Caste to Class."   Perspectives on the American South. New York: Gordon and Breach: 251-263. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1983. "Thinking about Women and Rethinking Sociology." Working Papers Series.  Wellesley, Massachusetts: Wellesley Center for Research on Women. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1983. "The Proper Study of Womankind."  The Women's Review  of Books. November: 10ff. 

 Andersen, Margaret. 1981. "Corporate Wives: Longing for Liberation or Satisfied with the Status Quo?"  Urban Life 10 (October): 311-327. 

--Reprinted in Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hills, eds. Women and Symbolic Interaction. New York: Allen & Unwin, 1986. 


Andersen, Margaret and Claire Renzetti. 1980. "Rape Crisis Counseling and the Culture of Individualism."  Contemporary Crisis 4 (July): 323-339. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1979. "Affluence, Contentment and Resistance to Feminism: The Case of the Corporate Gypsies." Pp. 139-160 in Social Problems and Social Policy, edited by Michael Lewis. Greenwich, CT: Johnson Assoc., Inc. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1976. "American Race Relations, 1970-1975: A Critical Review  of the Literature." Race Relations Abstracts 2 (November): 1-34. 

Other Published Materials: 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2005. “Notes from the Field.” SWS Network News 22 (Spring) 16-17.


Margaret L. Andersen and Howard F. Taylor. 2004. "Tips on Teaching." Available on web and CD-rom. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. 

Patricia Hill Collins and Margaret L. Andersen (eds.). 1987. Integrating Race, Class and Gender to the Curriculum in Sociology. Teaching Resources Center, American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1985. "Syllabus for SOC 315: Race, Class, and Gender," In Barrie Thorne, Mary McCormack, Virginia Powell, Delores Wunder (eds.).  The Sociology of Sex and Gender: Syllabi and Teaching Materials. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center. 

Grants and Fellowships: 

Center for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Delaware, “Creating Active Learning in Large Introductory Courses,” $22,000, 2003-2004. 

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, University

of Delaware, Summer 2000.


Co P/I, Hewlett Foundation, Institutional Grant for General Education Reform, $250,000, 1999-2000 (with Professors Kate Conway-Turner and Carol Hoffecker). 

P/I, Hewlett Foundation, Planning Grant for General Education Reform, $40,000, 1997. 

Co-Director, Faculty Development Project, University of Delaware, 1985 (Grant from University Provost's Office for $25,000). 

Co-Director (with Dr. Carole Marks), American Sociological Association, MOST (Minority Opportunity Summer Training Program), 1988-1991, funded by the  Ford Foundation ($250,000 to American Sociological Association) 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1984-1985. 

Project Director, Delaware Humanities Forum (Interdisciplinary lecture series in Women Studies),

            Spring 1984.


National Mellon Fellowship, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Spring 1983. 

General University Research Fund Grant, University of Delaware, "Race and Social Class on the Eastern Shore of Maryland," Summer 1982. 

Instructional Improvement Grant, University of Delaware (with Dr. Gloria Hull),   January-May 1982 

Instructional Improvement Grant, University of Delaware (with Dr. Sandra Harding),  Summer 1980 

Post-Doctoral Seminar, "Higher Education Environments, Women and Minorities," Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1979-1980 (funded by  National Institute of Education and Higher Education Resource Services) 

Selected Presentations: 


Andersen, Margaret L. 2005. “Understanding Intersections: Race, Class, Gender and the Sex Question,” No Limits Conference, University of Nebraska, Kearney, March.


Andersen, Margaret L. 2005. “Black History Month: Why Diversity Matters,” University of North Carolina, Pembroke, February.


Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “The Significance of Sociology,” Milwaukee Area

            Technical and Community College, November.


Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “Thinking about Women: A Quarter Century View.” Annual Meetings of Sociologist for Women in Society, San Francisco, August.

Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “Thinking About Women in a Multiracial Society.” (Keynote Speaker, Women’s History Month). Berry College, Rome, Georgia, March 3. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “Should Sociologist Become Administrators: Perspectives on Gendered Careers.” Eastern Sociological Society, New York City, February 


Andersen, Margaret L. 2004. “Best Practices in Teaching: Introductory Sociology.” Eastern Sociological Society, New York City, February 22. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. “Feminism and Academic Careers.” Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, March 28. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. “Race, Class and Gender: Persistent Issues, New Questions.” Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, March 28. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. “Just Say No: Balancing Commitments in Academic Work.” Eastern Sociological Society, March 2. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. “The Paul Jones Collection: Art & Biography.” American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2003. “Whitewashing Race.” Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October.


Andersen, Margaret L. 2002. "Race, Gender, and Stereotypes: New Perspectives on Ideology and Inequality." Keynote Address, Conference on Mestizaje y Racismo: Una Perspective Interdisciplinaria, Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico City. 


Andersen, Margaret L. 2001. "Feminist Theory and Multiracial Feminism." Conference, Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 2000. "Denial and Invisibility: Race, Class and Gender." Faculty Seminar Series, Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, February 10. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1999. “Restructuring for Whom? Race, Class, Gender and the Politics of Invisibility.” Presidential Address, Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1997.”Diversity without Oppression:  The Sociological Significance of Race, Class, and Gender." Northwestern University, February.. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1997. "Getting a Life: Making Your Way as a Feminist Scholar." Michigan State University, February. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1996. "Ethnicity and Education: What Difference Does Difference Make?" Symposium, Harvard University, December. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1996. “Sexual Harassment:  Purely Academic?" Chinese University of Hong Kong, January (including a one-week workshop for faculty/administrators on sexual harassment). 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1996. "Systems of Subordination: Violence Against Women." Keynote Speech, International Conference on Violence against Women:  The Chinese & American Context."  Chinese University of Hong Kong, January. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1995. "The Future of American Universities."  Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March.

 Andersen, Margaret L. 1995. "Systems of Subordination: The Persistence of Violence in  Women's Lives."  Keynote Speech, International Conference on Violence Against Women: Chinese and American Experiences.  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 16-19. 

Andersen, Margaret L. (with Elizabeth Higginbotham). 1995. Curriculum Workshop on Integrating Race, Class, and Gender into Sociology. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, November. 

Andersen, Margaret L. 1994. "Changing the Curriculum in Higher Education."  MOST Workshop.  Michigan State University, July. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1993. "Scholarship and the Curriculum: The Study of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class," CUNY Graduate Center, March. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1992. "Recovering Black Women's Lives." University of West Florida,  February. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1992. "Changing the Curriculum: New Directions for the New Century." California State University, San Marcos, March. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1992. "Race, Class, Gender and Family Studies."  National Council of Family Relations, Orlando, FL, November. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1991. "What is Women's Studies."  Concordia College, August.

Andersen, Margaret. 1991. "Changing Institutions/Changing Ourselves: The Critical Role of Multicultural Studies." New Jersey Multicultural Summer Institute, June 1992; also Occidental College, September 1991. 


Andersen, Margaret. "Learning Through Connection: Teaching Students of Color." Agnes Scott College, December 1991. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1991. "Refocusing Knowledge: The Inclusion of Race, Class, and Gender." SUNY - Albany. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1991. "Conceptualizing Race and Gender and Re-Conceptualizing Sociology." Yale University, April. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1990. "Integrating Women Into the Curriculum: Lessons from the Social  Sciences." University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, August. 

Andersen, Margaret. 1990."Increasing Minority Representation in Sociology."  Eastern Sociological Society Meetings, Boston, March.

 Andersen, Margaret. 1990. "Difficult Dialogues: Multicultural Women's Studies."  Georgia State University, Women's History Month Lecture Series, March.

Andersen, Margaret. 1990. "Education for a Change: Developing an Inclusive Perspective." University of Miami, March. 


Editorial Work:


Editor, Gender & Society, 1990-1995 

Editorial Board, ASA Rose Monograph Series, 2000-2003

Editorial Board, Race and Society, 1996-present 

Editorial Board, Contemporary Sociology, 1991-1994 

Advisory Editor, Gender & Society, 1987-1989 

Editorial Board, Teaching Sociology, 1986-1988 

Editorial Board, Women's Review of Books, 1983-present 

Associate Editor, Race Relations Abstracts, 1975-1977 



American Sociological Review, 2000-present

Gender & Society, 1996-present

Signs, 1984-present

Social Problems, 1995-present

Sociological Forum, 1995-present 

Social Science Quarterly, 1987-present 

ASA Rose Manuscript Series, 1988-1989 

The American Sociologist, 1988 

The Sociological Quarterly, 1988-1989 

Women and Politics, 1980-1981 

Social Psychology Quarterly, 1983-1986 

Sociology and Social Research, 1977-1986 

Criminology, 1978-1982 

Contemporary Crisis, 1978-1982 

Social Forces, 1977-1978 


 Professional Service:  

American Sociological Association:

Vice President, 2008-2009
Committee on Distinguished Scholarly Publication, 2004-2007 (Chair, 2005-2006)
Task Force on Advanced Placement in Sociology, 2001-2004 Council, 1993-1996; 2007-2009
Advisory Board MOST Program (Minority Opportunity Summer Training); co-founder, 1989-1996 
Committee on Committees, 1990-1991 
Chair, Sex & Gender Dissertation Award Committee, 1989-1990 
Program Committee, 1988-1990; 2007-2009 
Chair, Section on Sex and Gender, 1988-1989 
Member, Task Force on Minority Fellowship Program, 1985-1989 
Member, Committee on the Status of Women, 1987-1989 
Member, Committee on Minority Fellowship Program, 1983-1986 
Program Organizer, Sex and Gender, 1986 
Session Organizer, Race and Ethnic Relations, 1982 


Eastern Sociological Society:


President, 1998-99  

Vice-President, 1992-93

Executive Committee, 1984-1988

Chair, Merit Award Committee, 2003-04 (member, 2001-04; 2005)

Chair, Nominations Committee, 1993-1995; member, 2002-03 

Chair, Papers Committee, 1996-1997

Program Committee, 1986-1987

Society for the Study of Social Problems: 

Chair, Editorial and Publications Committee, 2002-03 (member 2001-04) 

C. Wright Mills Award Committee, 1999 

Sociologists for Women in Society: 

Member, Discrimination Committee, 1997-1999

President, Delaware Chapter, 1979-1980

Chair, National Advisory Board, Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, 2001-present (Chair, 2002-present)

Member, Board of Visitors, College of Arts and Science, Georgia State University (2006-Present)

Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2003-present

Teaching Faculty, Memphis State University, Curriculum Workshop, Summer 1988 & 1989 

Chair, Planning Committee, Mellon Seminar Retrospective Conference, May, 1985 

Co-Chair, Faculty Development Seminar on Integrating Women to the Study of Science and Technology, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1984-1985 

Planning Committee, University of Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Seminars, 1982-1985 



Program Reviews: Georgia State University; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; University of California, Santa Cruz; Northern Arizona University; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; University of Maryland, College Park;

Curriculum Consulting: Promotion and Tenure Reviewer: Brandeis University, University of Oregon, University of Michigan; California State University, San Marcos; College of William & Mary; Ursinus College; Gettysburg College; Towson State University; State College; Drexel University; SUNY- Albany; Stockton State College; Bucknell University; Pennsylvania  State University; among others 

Promotion and Tenure Reviewer: Brandeis University, University of California, San Diego; University of Oregon, University of Kansas, among many others.


Faculty Development Program, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1983-1985  

Selected University Service: (excluding administrative appointment) 

Member, Executive Committee, Black American Studies Program (2005-2006)

Chair, Department of Nursing Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003-2004

Co-Chair, University of Delaware/Spelman College Committee on Paul Jones African American Art Collection

Women’s Studies Executive Committee, 2000-2002

President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1990-1992

President’s Commission to Promote Racial and Cultural Diversity, 1988-1991

Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, 1987-1988

Peer Review Committee, College of Urban Affairs, 1987

Dean’s Advisory Council, 1982-1984

Chair, Committee on Committees, University Faculty Senate, 1983-1984

Organizer, Research on Racism Series

Co-organizer, Research on Women Series

Dean’s Review Committee on Women’s Studies Program, 1979-9180

Member. Commission on the Status of Women

Chair, Women’s Studies Executive Committee, 1975-1976

Faculty Advisor, S.O.S. (Sexual Assault Support Team), 1978-1980

Co-organizer, Faculty Seminar, “Philosophy of the Social Sciences,” 1977


Departmental Service: 

Search Committee, 2005-2006 (Chair), 2000-2001 (Chair), 1989-90 (Chair), 1986-87, 1975-76 (Chair)

Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2000-2001

Graduate Policy Committee, 1982-1983; 1986-1990 

Undergraduate Policy Committee 

Colloquium Committee, (Chair) 2001-2002

Co-organizer, Departmental Dissertation Workshop, 2000-2002

Departmental Policy Committee, 1982-1983 

Alpha Kappa Delta Advisor, 1978-1981 

Theory Ph. D. Area Committee, 1976-1986 

Gender Ph.D. Area Committee, (Chair) 1982-present 

Race and Ethnicity Ph. D. Area Committee (Chair), 1999-2004


Professional/Community Associations: 

American Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society 

Eastern Sociological Society 

Society for the Study of Social Problems 

Association of Black Sociologists 

Metropolitan Urban League, Wilmington, DE