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Faculty


Walter F. Willcox
(1861 – 1964)

♦ Cornell Professor from 1891-1964
♦ Early Cornell Sociologist
♦ Co-Director of 1900 U.S. Census
♦ Only known Cornell attendee of the first meeting of the American Sociological Society in Providence, Rhode Island (1906)
♦ President of the America Economic Association (1915)
♦ President of the American Statistical Association (1911-12)
♦ “Father of American Demography”
♦ Obituary

(Ezra) Dwight Sanderson
(1878 – 1944)

♦ Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology (1918-1944)
♦ First president of the Rural Sociological Society (1938)
♦ 31st president of the American Sociological Society (1942)
Presidential Address

Leonard S. Cottrell
(1899 – 1985)

♦ First chairman of Cornell?s Sociology and Anthropology Department (1939-1948)
♦ Chief Sociologist in the Research Branch of Information and Education of the U.S. War Department (1942-1945)
♦ Contributor to The American Soldier
♦ Dean of Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences (1948-1951)
♦ 40th president of the American Sociological Society (1950)
Presidential Address
Obituary

Louis (Eliyahu) Guttman
(1916 – 1987)

♦ Cornell Sociology Professor, 1941-1947
♦ Developer of “Guttman Scaling,” recognized as one of the 62 major advances in social science between 1900 and 1965 by Science in 1971
♦ Founder of the Israel Institute for Applied Social Research (renamed the “Guttman Institute” in 1987)
♦ Obituary

William Foote Whyte
(1914 – 2000)

♦ Cornell Sociology Professor, 1948-2000
♦ Author of Street Corner Society (1943)
♦ 72nd president of the American Sociological Association (1981)
♦ ASA Presidential Address
♦ Posthumously awarded the American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award (2001)
♦ Obituary

Robin M. Williams Jr.
(1914 – 2006)

♦ Cornell Sociology Professor, 1946-2006
48th president of the American Sociological Society (1958). Presidential Address
♦ Was the second youngest president of the ASA (age 44), and youngest since WWII
♦ President of Eastern Sociological Society (1965-66)
♦ Contributor to The American Soldier
♦ Author of American Society: A Sociological Interpretation (1st ed., 1951)
♦ Recipient of American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award (1990)
♦ Biographical Summary Robin Williams
♦ His speech on the History of the Cornell Sociology Department (December 1999)
♦ 1996 Symposium Bio: Page 1, Page 2
♦ Syllabus for Altruism and Cooperation, his final class (2004-05) at UC Irvine
♦ Vitae
♦ Obituary


Alumni

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Eugene Kinkle Jones, M.A. 1908, Cornell University
(1884? – 1954)

♦ Co-Founder of Alpha Phi Alpha (first African-American fraternity in the U.S.)
♦ First Executive Secretary of the National Urban League
♦ Received B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Cornell

Michael Schwerner, B.A. 1961, Cornell University
(1939 – 1964)

♦ Schwerner earned a degree in sociology from Cornell and later studied social work at Columbia University
♦ Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were shot and killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney were in Mississippi as a part of “Freedom Summer,” an effort by Civil Rights activists to register African-Americans to vote.
♦ Biography of Schwerner
FBI’s 50 Years after Mississippi Burning, Waiting for word on Schwerner
♦ Picture of Martin Luther King at a memorial for Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman.

Melvin L. Kohn, Ph.D. 1952, Cornell University

♦ 77th President of the American Sociological Association (1987). Presidential Address
♦ Author of Class and Conformity
♦ Recipient of the Cooley-Mead Award for lifetime research achievements in social psychology (1992)
♦ Profile

Harry Edwards, Ph.D. 1969, Cornell University

♦ Sociology Professor (Emeritus), University of California, Berkeley
♦ A founder of the field of “Sociology of Sport”
♦ Organizer of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics black power protest
♦ Former consultant to Major League Baseball, the Golden State Warriors, and the San Francisco 49ers
♦ Profile

Cecilia Ridgeway, Ph.D. 1972, Cornell University

♦ Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Stanford University
♦ 2012-2013 President of the American Sociological Association. Presidential Address
♦ Outstanding Recent Contribution Award for Framed by Gender, Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association (2012)
♦ Jesse Bernard Award for distinguished career contributions to the study of Gender, awarded by the American Sociological Association (2009)
♦ Recipient of the Cooley-Mead Award for lifetime research achievements in social psychology (2005)
♦ Former Chair of the Stanford Sociology Department
♦ Former Editor of Social Psychology Quarterly
♦ Former President of the Pacific Sociological Association


Places

Morrill Hall

Home of the Cornell Sociology and Anthropology Department (1939-1961) and Cornell Sociology Department (1961-1964)

McGraw Hall

Home of the Cornell Sociology Department (1964-1972)

Uris Hall

Home of the Cornell Sociology Department (1972-present)