Professor of Sociology ; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. 1975, M.A. 1972, University of Chicago; B.A. 1969, Temple University.
Puck Building, Room 4101, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 998-8383
Areas of Research/Interest:
Social Control; Medical Sociology; Urban Communities; Field Research Methods; Public Sociology
Award of Merit, Federation of State Medical Boards (2016); George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (2015); Distinguished Book Award, Law Section of the American Sociological Association, for ”In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process” (2013); Charles Horton Cooley Award, for “Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?” The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (1995); C. Wright Mills Award, Honorable Mention, for “Honor and the American Dream”, The Society for the Study of Social Problems (1983); Golden Dozen Teaching Award, NYU (2008); Jan Burrows Graduate Educator Award, University of Delaware (1997)
My current research involves a study of ballet dancers' careers and career transitions.
In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process. Rutgers University Press. 2012.
Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents? University of Chicago Press. 1995.
Street Kids, Street Drugs, Street Crime: An Examination of Drug Use and Serious Delinquency in Miami, with J.A. Inciardi and A.E. Pottieger. Wadsworth. 1992.
Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community. Rutgers University Press. 1983.