Faculty Achievements

in the Sociology Department

The Department of Sociology at UAlbany is very proud its extensive faculty acheivements. Many of our faculty have received University awards and other recognition for their teaching, research, and academic service. It is our faculty’s strong record of scholarly accomplishment that has led to increasing national recognition and stature for the Department.


Major Awards in Learned Societies
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Elizabeth Popp Berman
Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, American Sociological Association (2013)

Pierre Bourdieu Award, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association (2013)

Co-winner, Star-Nelkin Paper Award, Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology, American Sociological Association (2013)

Joanna Dreby
William J. Goode Book Award, Family Section, American Sociological Association (2011)

Thomas & Znaniecki Book Award, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association (2011)

Best Article Award, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association (2013)

 

Awards from Other Learned Societies
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Elizabeth Popp Berman
President’s Book Award, Social Science History Association (2011)

Christine Bose
Distinguished Feminist Lecturer, Sociologists for Women in Society (2014)

Joanna Dreby 
Book Award, Association for Humanist Sociology (2011)

Zoya Gubernskaya 
Blue Ribbon Poster Award, Population Association of American (2012)

Steve Messner
Fellow, American Society of Criminology (since 2002)

Scott South
Elected member, Sociological Research Association (since 2005)


University Awards
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Excellence in Teaching

  • Glenn Deane (2011-2012)
  • Joanne Kaufman (2010-2011)

Excellence in Academic Service

  • Karyn Loscocco (2011-2012)

Collins Fellows

  • Christine E. Bose (since 1992)
  • Steven Messner (since 2007)
  • Glenna Spitze (since 2004)


Chancellor Awards
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Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • Steven Messner (2011)

Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Karyn Loscocco (2011-2012)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Glenn Deane (2011-2012)
  • Joanne M. Kaufman (2010-2011)

 

Presidencies of Professional Societies
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Christine Bose
President, Eastern Sociological Society (2010-2011)

Steven F. Messner
President, American Society of Criminology (2010-2011)


Other Elected Offices in Professional Societies
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Elizabeth Popp Berman
Council member, Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology, American
Sociological Association
(2009-2012)

Angie Y. Chung
Council Member, Asia and Asia America Section, American Sociological Association
(2007-2010)
Secretary Treasurer, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association (2006-2009)

Hayward Derrick Horton
Member, Nominations Committee, Association of Black Sociologists (2007-2009)

Ronald Jacobs
Chair, International Sociological Association RC 16 (Theory) (2010-2014)
Secretary/Treasurer, International Sociological Association RC 16 (Theory) (2006-2010)

David Wagner
Secretary-Treasurer, Mathematical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association (2009-2013)

 

Editorial Positions
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Elizabeth Popp Berman
Editorial Board, Journal of Technology Transfer (2011-present)
Editorial Board, Sociological Theory (   -present)

Christine E. Bose
Editorial Board, Latino Research Review (1995-2013)
Editorial Board, Race and Social Policy (2006-2009)

Nancy Denton
Editorial Board, Sociological Forum (2007-present)
Editorial Board, City and Community (2002-present)

Samantha Friedman
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Social Problems (2008-2011)

Hayward Derrick Horton
Editorial Board, American Sociological Review (2007-2009)

Ronald Jacobs
Founder and Co-Editor, American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2013-present)
Editorial Board, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2001- present)
Editorial Board, Qualitative Sociology (1999- present)
Section Editor, Blackwell Compass (2007- 2011)

Richard Lachmann
Associate Editor, Sociological Theory (2007-2009)
Editorial Board, Contemporary Sociology, 2013-present
Editorial Board, ASA Rose Book Series in Sociology (2010-12)

Zai Liang
Editorial Board, Migration Studies (2012-present)
Editorial Board, Population Journal (in Chinese) (2010-present)
Editorial Board, International Population Research (2010-present)

Karyn Loscocco
Editorial Board, Social Science Quarterly (1993-present)

Steven F. Messner
Co-Editor, International Journal of Conflict and Violence (2006-present)
Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review (2006-2009)
International Advisory Board, British Journal of Sociology (2008-present)
Editorial Board, International Criminal Justice Review (2008-present)
Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Criminology (2005-present)
Editorial Advisory Board, Criminology (1992-97; 2003-06; 2007-present)
Editorial Board, Homicide Studies (1997-present)
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1996-present)

Scott South
Deputy Editor, Demography, (2008-2011)
Editorial Board, Journal of Marriage and the Family (1993-1995; 2007- present)
Editorial Board, City & Community (2007-2009)
Editorial Board, Social Forces (2009-present)

Glenna Spitze
Editorial Board, Journal of Marriage and the Family (1985-present)
Editorial Board, Social Science Quarterly (1985-present)
Editorial Board, Research on Aging (1997 - 2010)
Editorial Board, Gender Issues (1997 - 2013)

Kate Strully
Editorial Board, Demography (2013-2016)

David Wagner
Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly (1992-1995, 2006-2012)
Editorial Board, Social Forces (2008-present)

Russell A. Ward
Editorial Board, Journal of Aging and Health (1987-2009)

 

 


 

 

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