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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

(Edward) Dwight Sanderson
(1878 – 1944)

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
  • Biography from Odum's American Sociology
  • Obituary

Louis (Eliyahu) Guttman
(1916 – 1987)

William Foote Whyte
(1914 – 2000)

Robin M. Williams Jr.
(1914 – 2006)


Alumni

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

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

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 [IMAGE]
  • Former consultant to Major League Baseball, the Golden State Warriors, and the San Francisco 49ers

Cecilia Ridgeway, Ph.D. 1972, Cornell University

  • Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Stanford University
  • 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 Associaion

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)