Faculty in the News
Faculty in the News
Joseph Soares was interviewed on Marketplace after an announcement by the College Board of a planned overhaul of the SAT test.
Steve Gunkel is a professor of sociology who specializes in criminology and white-collar crime was recently profiled in Old Gold & Black.
Although North Carolina banned same-sex marriage in May 8, 2012, dialogue about gay marriage has not halted on Wake Forest’s campus. Feb. 8, Katherine McFarland Bruce, a visiting assistant professor in the department of Sociology, gave a lecture titled “Parading Toward Equality” about the effect of Gay Pride Parades (or “Prides”) on American culture.
Ian Taplin, currently serving as President of the North Carolina Sociological Association, delivered the keynote address at the association’s 2012 annual meeting. Taplin’s commentary about the state of the North Carolina economy was covered by the Winston-Salem Journal.
Joseph Soares’ new book, SAT Wars, was profiled on the New York Times website as well as in multiple other media outlets.
Catherine Harnois’ book, Feminist Measures in Survey Research, was recently published by SAGE press.
Robin Simon’s work was recently published in US News & World Report as part of the Happiness portion of their Longevity Project. The three stories are “Why Marriage Makes People Happy,” “How to Be Happy — Despite Parenthood,” and “How to Find Happiness at Work.”
David Yamane commented on the apparent rise of religious “nones” in the Sacramento News & Review.
Joseph Soares was the featured speaker at a national conference, “Testing the Limits and Limiting the Test,” for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools at Agnes Scott in Atlanta.
Robin Simon was elected to membership in the Sociological Research Association.
Ana Wahl received the Wake Forest University/Winston-Salem StateUniversity Martin Luther King Building the Dream Award in January 2010.
Catherine T. Harris was elected President of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.
David Yamane discussed is supervision of the vocational reflection component of Wake Forest’s Community Engagement Internship program in the Winston-Salem Journal.
David Yamane commented on Catholic lobbying in state legislatures in the Georgia Bulletin.
Ana Wahl was quoted in an Associated Press story, “Town Wonders if it’s the Next to Face Immigration Raid.”
David Yamane’s supervision of the vocational reflection component of Wake Forest’s Community Engagement Internship program was discussed in a Winston-Salem Journal article.
R. Saylor Breckenridge spent the 2008-2009 academic year at the National Science Foundation as Program Director for Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics. He wrote about this program in the April 2009 issue of the American Sociological Association’s Footnotes.
Joseph Soares, a national leader in the debate over standardized testing in college admissions, co-organized a national conference at Wake Forest on “Rethinking Admissions” (Read More).