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(May 4, 2007)

Horton Named Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Hayward D. Horton

Hayward D. Horton
(Photo by Mark Schmidt)

Dean of Graduate Studies Marjorie Pryse announced April 20 that Professor Hayward D. Horton has accepted an appointment as associate dean of Graduate Studies, beginning summer 2007.

Horton is a professor of sociology and holds a joint appointment in the School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and joined the faculty at UAlbany in 1995 as associate professor. His research specializes in demography, race/ethnicity, public sociology, and rural sociology. He has published numerous articles on these topics, has developed a sociological model of black community development (the Black Organizational Autonomy Model), and is co-editor of the recent book Skin Deep: How Race and Color Matter in the "Color-Blind" Era (2004). Horton has held leadership positions in the American Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society, and the Rural Sociological Society. He is past president of the Association of Black Sociologists. Horton has received the President's and Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching (2001), as well as for Excellence in Faculty Service (2006). He currently serves on the board of directors for the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, and is the founder and project director of "Capitalize on Community," an HIV-prevention and community outreach research project in the Capital Region.

Horton will be responsible for helping the University increase the number of African-American and Latino/a students and strengthening diversity efforts overall. He will also help to focus attention on master's programs at the University at Albany.


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