Faculty Achievements

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 national recognition and stature for the Department.

Awards from the American Sociological Association

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 Professional Associations

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

Hayward Derrick Horton                                                                                                                               

  • Lifetime Member Award, Sociological Honor Society, Norfolk State University - 2018    
  • Outstanding Service Award, The Black Caucus of the Public Employee Federation of New York - 2008        
  • Outstanding Service Award, Black Faculty and Professional Staff Association, 1996-1997

Steve Messner

  • Fellow, American Society of Criminology - since 2002

Scott South 

  • Elected member, Sociological Research Association - since 2005

University Awards

Excellence in Teaching

  • Glenn Deane 2011-2012
  • Hayward Derrick Horton 2000-2001
  • Joanne Kaufman 2010-2011

Excellence in Academic Service

  • Hayward Derrick Horton 2005-2006
  • Karyn Loscocco 2011-2012

Collins Fellows

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

Chancellor Awards

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • Steven Messner - 2011

Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Karyn Loscocco - 2011-2012

Excellence in Teaching

  • Glenn Deane - 2011-2012
  • Hayward Derrick Horton - 2000-2001
  • Joanne M. Kaufman - 2010-2011

Excellence in Academic Service

  • Hayward Derrick Horton - 2005-2006

Presidencies of Professional Societies

Christine Bose

  • President, Eastern Sociological Society - 2010-2011

Hayward Derrick Horton

  • President, Association of Black Sociologists - 2002-2003

Steven F. Messner

  • President, American Society of Criminology - 2010-2011

Other Elected Offices in Professional Societies

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

  • Chair, Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (SREM), American Sociological Association - 2001-2002                                       
  • Chair, Population Interest Group, Rural Sociological Society - 1998-1999                                                                                     
  • Member, Dubois-Johnson-Frazier Award Selection Committee, American Sociological Association - 1997-2000; 2004-2006      
  • Member, Nominations Committee, Association of Black Sociologists - 2007-2009                                                                              
  • Treasurer, Society for Applied Sociology - 1997-1999                                

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

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   
  • Co-editor, Issues in Race and Society - 2018-present

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 - 2010-2012

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