Faculty in the News
Faculty in the News
Ana Wahl was elected a Council Member for the North Carolina Sociological Association.
Saylor Breckenridge is completing his two-year rotation as the director of the National Science Foundation’s sociology program, where he manages the program’s approximately $10 million annual budget. He recently presented on “big data” research at the “The Big (Data) Bang: Prospects and Challenges for the Future” session as part of The Dupont Summit, in Washington D.C.
Ian Taplin gave the annual Global Futures Lecture at The Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design & Media, University of Southampton, England. In February 2014, he was one of the keynote speakers at the N.C. Wine Growers annual meeting in Winston-Salem.
David Yamane published, “Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape” (Oxford University Press) — the first book-length study of Roman Catholic converts in contemporary America.
Hana Brown received a Presidential Authority Award from the Russell Sage Foundation to research the determinants of state immigration policy in new immigration destinations.
Joseph Soares was interviewed on Marketplace after an announcement by the College Board of a planned overhaul of the SAT test. He was also quoted in a New York Times article about the test changes. Throughout March, Dr. Soares participated in the discussions of the first national study of test optional colleges, with his insights features in Inside Higher Ed, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and the New York Times Magazine.
Robin Simon’s research was featured in Wake Forest Magazine.
David Coates published an editorial in the Greensboro News and Record.
David Yamane‘s research on gun culture was featured in the Huffington Post.
Angela Kocze and Jasmine Harris-LaMothe have been named ACE Fellows by the Wake Forest University Institute for Public Engagement.
Ana Wahl and Steve Gunkel were profiled on Inside WFU for their recent publication, “Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina.”
Angela Kozce was quoted in the Wall Street Journal after a Hungarian convicted four men of killing six Roma in racially motivated attacks.
Steve Gunkel is a professor of sociology who specializes in criminology and white-collar crime was recently profiled in Old Gold & Black.
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 State University 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).