David.Altheide@asu.edu; (480) 965-7016; or John.Johnson@asu.edu; (480) 965-7685.
Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), Annual Conference, April 14-16, 2002, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. Deadline, January 31, 2003. See nfs.ntu.ac.uk/SLSA/2002/Index.htm for additional information.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Rose Series in Sociology is dedicated to publishing high-quality books on issues relevant to the making and critical analysis of social policy, broadly conceived. The editors welcome proposals and inquiries on any topic that falls within this general mandate. They are particularly interested in manuscripts and proposals addressing the following issues: managed healthcare, incarceration, special education, corporate crime, fatherhood, and welfare reform. Contact Joya Misra or Randall Stokes, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information about the ASA Rose Series, visit the ASA website asanet.org/pubs/rose.html.
Fellowship Magazine, the oldest peace and interfaith journal in the United States, seeks essays and articles on politics, nonviolence theory, and human rights. Contact Kiki Moore Vissing, Fellowship Magazine, Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960; e-mail email@example.com.
Online Journal of Justice Studies, a new interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal dedicated to investigation and discussion of a broad range of justice issues from around the world, calls for submissions for April 2003. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2002. Contact: Ron Hinch, Editor, Online Journal of Justice Studies, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Thought and Research, formerly Mid-American Review of Sociology, an annual publication edited by graduate students at the University of Kansas, invites papers that explore the theme “Experiencing and Theorizing the 21st Century World.” Deadline February 15, 2003. Contact Social Thought and Research, University of Kansas, Department of Sociology, 716 Fraser Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045; e-mail email@example.com.
Stanford Innovation Review invites articles for its inaugural volume in 2003. They will present research and practice-based knowledge to foster innovative solutions to social problems. Contact Perla Ni, managing editor; (650) 724-3629; firstname.lastname@example.org; ssireview.com.
February 2003. International Research Foundation for Development, Inc., Geneva, Switzerland, World Forum on Information Society. See irfd.org/events/wf2003/intro.html.
February 21-22, 2003. Nottingham Trent University, Center for Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes, presents a conference that will examine forms of bad behavior driven by resentment and dislike of a particular type or group in society, at the Galleries of Justice, High Pavement, Nottingham, United Kingdom. See solon.ntu.ac.uk.
February 28-March 1, 2003. Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and the Community Family and Work Program of Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center, conference, Orlando, FL. Theme: “From 9 to 5 to 24/7: How Work Place Changes Impact Families, Work, and Communities.” See brandies.edu/centers/wsrc/CFWP/.
March 21-25, 2003. The Metropolis Project, an international forum for research and policy on migration, diversity, and changing cities will hold its 6th National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact the Conference Secretariat, Terri Frenbrowski, (780) 492-2594; e-mail email@example.com; pcerii.metropolis.net.
March 27-30, 2003. Southern Sociological Society (SSS)Annual Meeting, Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “Disrupting Inequalities” referring to any and all distinctions that foster advantage and privilege for some, disadvantage and oppression for others. Information about the meetings can be found on the SSS website msstate.edu/org/sss/. Direct questions to Program Chair, Idee Winfield, at firstname.lastname@example.org or to SSS President, Patricia Martin, at email@example.com.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program offers small grants and fellowships for researchers who conduct quantitative studies of education policy and practice that incorporate the analysis of existing large-scale, national, and international data sets. Deadline January 10, 2003. Contact Jeanie Murdock, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; (805) 964-5264; aera.net/grantsprogram.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program seeks applications for the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy. The training will be held April 25-27, 2003, Chicago, IL. Deadline, January 10, 2003. See aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/SIFly-FR.html.
University of California-Berkeley, The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites application for 2003-2004 visiting scholars. The center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Deadline February 1, 2003. Inquiries to Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150; email@example.com; www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/csls/.
University of California-Los Angeles, Institute for Labor and Employment Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity for recent PhDs to pursue research in an interdisciplinary setting. Deadline January 10, 2003. Contact UC Institute for Labor and Employment, Box 951478, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478; ucop.edu/ile.
University of Chicago, 2003 Irving B. Harris Fellowship in Child Development, seeks applicants for a one-year program providing expertise in childhood development and skill in policy research and analysis. Deadline January 15, 2003. Contact Ellen Cohen, Director of Admissions, (773) 834-2576; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; HarrisSchool.uchicago.edu.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Community Planning Fellowships, Summer 2003 through Summer 2004, administered by the Multihazard Mitigation Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Deadline January 21, 2003. Contact Claret M. Heider, National Institute of Building Sciences, Multihazard Mitigation Council, 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4905; (202) 289-7800, ext. 131; (202) 289-1092; e-mail email@example.com.
Free Expression Policy Project, a think tank on artistic and intellectual freedom, is currently accepting applications for a one-year, full-time research fellowship starting anytime between March 1 and September 1, 2003. For details, see fepproject.org.
Institute of International Education (IIE), Open Society Institute, and the Scholars at Risk Network, announce the autumn application cycle for fellowships from IIE Scholars Rescue Fund, supporting scholars who are threatened by violations of their fundamental human rights. For application procedure and deadlines, see: scholarsatrisk.uchicago.edu/IIESRF.htm.
International Research and Exchanges (IREX), a nonprofit organization that administers programs between the U.S. and other countries, is accepting applications for an 18-month fellowship to support education research in specified nations in Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. Deadline March 15, 2003. See www.irex.org/programs/index.asp.
International Research and Exchanges (IREX), announces the host application for the 2003-2004 Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program (YLF), which is available on the IREX website for U.S. graduate institutions. The deadline is January 31, 2003. See www.irex.org/programs/index.asp.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, announces a Social Science Research Training Fellowship for Junior faculty to foster the next generation of social scientists addressing societal considerations of natural hazards and extreme events. Deadline March 1, 2003. Contact Leanna Hush, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Raymond Burby, e-mail email@example.com; www.unc.edu/depts/curs/enabling/index.html.
Vera Institute of Justice announces its Andrew W. Mellon, 2003 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race, Crime, and Justice. Supporting research at the intersection of the social sciences and law. Deadline February 3, 2003. Contact Suzanne Mueller, Administrative Director, Research, Vera Institute of Justice, 233 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10279; (212) 376-3142; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.vera.org/project/project1_1.asp?section_id=1&project_id=25.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities announces its research and writing fellowships for 2003-2004 on Humanities in the Public Interest and Special Initiatives on Violence and Survival. Contact Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629; (434) 924-3296; fax (434) 296-4714; e-mail email@example.com; virginia.edu/vfh/grant/current_grantopps.html.
In the News
Juan Battle, Hunter College and Graduate Center-CUNY, and his colleagues, recently had their research–the largest study ever conducted on African-American lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people–appear in The Advocate and Essence magazines.
Mark Berends, Vanderbilt University, appeared in a Nashville Public education special, October 15, titled “Tennessee Yearbook: Documenting our Public Schools,” to discuss how standards, assessments, and accountability in the federal No Child Left Behind legislation relate to Tennessee.
Mabel Berezin, Cornell University, discussed her work on contemporary European populist parties, July 31, 2002, on WBEZ FM, NPR Chicago’s program, Odyssey, on Authoritarianism.
Mark Chaves, University of Arizona, was quoted in the Sunday, November 3, Dalls/Ft. Worth Star-Telegram for his study on congregations and preference for traditional religion’s services.
Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham, was interviewed for an article in the August 2002 Cosmopolitan on debt and stress.
Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed by the NBC television affiliate for Atlanta’s ranking as a desirable place for African Americans to live and by the Associated Press for the effects of immigration on language skills.
Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, was quoted regarding mining communities and poverty in a November 2002 story on “Pay Dirt or Fool’s Gold?” in the Fedgazette, a regional business and economics newspaper.
Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, was on CNN’s Crossfire, October 23, on the issue of school lock downs because of fear of a sniper attack and was quoted in the November 3, 2002, Los Angeles Times on the crime rate in the West.
Tom Gold, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in the October 15, 2002, International Herald Tribune on the suspicious spike in GRE scores from China last year, particularly on the verbal test. It was discovered that students were sharing questions from the computerized test, resulting in the test’s cancellation.
Carole Joffe, University of California-Davis, was recently quoted in a New York Times story on the use of mifepristone (“RU-486”) in the United States two years after FDA approval.
Anne Lincoln and Michael P. Allen, Washington State University, were quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday, October 13 in an article summarizing their paper “Double Jeopardy in Hollywood: Age and Gender in the Careers of Film Actors, 1926-1999” The research found that gender disparities in the careers of film stars were smallest in the 1930s, peaked mid-century, and only recently are returning to more egalitarian levels. The paper, based on data collected for Lincoln’s Master’s thesis, was presented in August at the 2002 American Sociological Association meetings in Chicago.
Martin Marger, Michigan State University, was quoted in the Detroit News, September 29, in an article discussing the social and economic relations between the border cities of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
Steve Ortiz, Oregon State University, had the following media appearances over the last year for his research on the culture of professional sports and particularly the culture of sex surrounding it: January 23, 2002, interviewed on MOJO 640 AM (Toronto, Canada); November 11, 2001, interviewed on WJR 760 AM; August 20, 2001, cited by the Five O’clock News on WCBS TV; October 15, 2001, interviewed and quoted on HealthScout News Service; and September 3, 2001, interviewed and cited in Sports Illustrated. He was quoted in the following newspapers: May 19, 2002, The Indianapolis Star (2 articles); January 27, 2002, the Chicago Tribune; January 27, 2002, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; January 19, 2002, The Toronto Star; January 14, 2002, The Washington Times; January 14, 2002, The Denver Post; January 13, 2002, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 7, 2001, the New York Times; September 2, 2001, Chicago Sun Times; and August 24, 2001, the Los Angles Times.
Georgios Piperopoulos, University of Macedonia-Thessaloniki, Greece, writes a bi-weekly social commentary column focusing on social problems, titled “ta piperata,” (peppery stuff) in the daily newspaper, Angelioforos.
Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, is featured in a story by the Boston Globe on his return to Ukraine after 57 years and how he finds Ukrainian-Jewish relations in his hometown today.
Tom Shapiro, Northeastern University, was interviewed and quoted in an October 29 article in the Hartford Courant poverty levels being measured according to assets and not income.
William G. Staples, University of Kansas, was quoted in articles in the Christian Science Monitor (September 25), New York Times (September 29), Ann Arbor News (October 6) and by syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman (October 6) about video surveillance in public places.
Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University, was quoted in the Kalamazoo Gazette regarding food-related behaviors as they relate to food borne pathogens such as listeria. The article appeared on November 4, 2002.
Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, was quoted in an October 20 St. Paul Pioneer Press article on crime rate increases in Minnesota mirroring the national trend.
William Velez, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was quoted in an October 18 article in the Denver Post on getting personal with Latinos in Denver area schools.
Linda Waite, University of Chicago, was quoted in an October New York Times article on marriage being good for people’s health. Her work was also featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Caught in the Web
University of California Press has several new books available of which they have put sample chapters online. See http://go.ucpress.edu/media, http://go.ucpress.edu/protestantism, and http://go.ucpress.edu/fsm.
International Research and Exchanges Board has been a leader in using the Internet as a tool for regional development. See wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,54995,00.html to read an article about their Internet Access and Training Program in Central Asia.
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), 1999-2000: Overview of the Data for Public, Private, Public Charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Elementary and Secondary Schools NCES# 2002313. This overview presents the initial findings from the 1999-2000 SASS. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo. asp?pubid= 2002313. Qualifications of the Public School Workforce: 1987-88 to 1999-2000 NCES# 2002603. Issues surrounding teacher qualifications have become a major concern of educators and this report explores out-of-field teaching in Americas public schools. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2002603. The 1999-2000 SASS microdata are now available to organizations or individuals with restricted-use licenses. For information about how to obtain a restricted-use license, see http://nces.ed.gov/statprog/confid6.asp. For more information about the Schools and Staffing Survey, visit http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sass. Questionnaires can be downloaded from the Questionnaires and Items page. For updates on SASS data and reports, sign up for NewsFlash by going to this page http://nces.ed.gov/newsflash/index.asp? owner= SASS.
Social, Political and Economic Change has recently published two reports that describe recent world trends in population growth, infant mortality rates, age distributions, urbanization, education and ethnolinguistic fractionalizaton. See http://gsociology.icaap.org/socsum.html and http://gsociology.icaap.org/demsum.html.
Gypsy Lore Society seeks papers from graduate students for their Young Scholar’s prize in Romani Studies. Deadline October 30, 2004. Contact Gypsy Lore Society Prize Competition, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 405 Foster Hall, 1130 East 59th Street, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637.
Law and Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies. Deadline February 15, 2003. Submit to: The Editors, Law and Social Inquiry, American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 988-6517; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women (NCCTRW) in collaboration with the Center for Women’s Studies, Zagreb, Croatia, are hosting a summer institute June 1-8, 2003, in Zagreb and Porec, Croatia, to: assist faculty in integrating comparative perspectives on race, gender and ethnicity into their courses and educational curricula; cultivate discussions of international issues and assist faculty in internationalizing their courses and scholarship; and explore pedagogical issues related to internationalizing and engendering courses. Theme: “Comparative Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Nation in Post-Socialist Societies and the United States.” Attendees interested in presenting at one of the roundtable sessions should send a one-page description of the presentation, how it relates to the institute themes, and what issues it will include to: NCCTRW, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252; towson.edu/ncctrw.
Yale University announces the formation of the Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) that seeks to crystallize the current opening of sociological theory and research to the methods and theories of the other human sciences. Through ongoing colloquia, workshops, and conferences, the center will develop and publicize an interpretive approach to the various social domains and also provide a welcoming interactive and personal site for cultural sociologists from both the U.S. and abroad. Contact: Jeffrey C. Alexander, Director; Philip Smith, Associate Director; or Isaac Reed, Coordinator, P.O. Box 208265, New Haven, CT 06520-8265; (203) 432-9855; Isaac.email@example.com.
Members' New Books
Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation (Oxford University Press, 2002).
Robert Dreeben, University of Chicago, Emeritus, On What Is learned in School (with a new prologue by the author) (Percheron Press/Eliot Werner Publications, 2002).
Elizabeth Ettorre, University of Plymouth-England, Reproductive Genetics, Gender, and the Body (Routledge, 2002).
Aryei Fishman, Bar-Ilan University-Israel, Judaism and Collective Life: Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz (Routledge, 2002).
David Frisby, University of Glasgow-Scotland, Georg Simmel, revised edition (Routledge, 2002).
Donna Gaines, A Misfit’s Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock & Roll Heart (Villard, 2003).
Uta Gerhardt, University of Heidelberg, Talcott Parsons - An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley, Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor (Harvard University Press, 2002).
Thomas Gold, University of California-Berkeley, Doug Guthrie, New York University, and David Wank, Sophia University, editors, Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of “Guanxi” (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Martha K. Huggins, Union College, Mika Haritos Fatouros, and Philip Zimbardo Violence Workers: Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities (University of California Press, 2002).
Diana Kendall, Baylor University, The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University, Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution, Revised Second Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
Prema A. Kurien, University of Southern California, Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity: International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India (Rutgers University Press, 2002).
John Lofland, University of California-Davis, Deviance and Identity, with a new prologue by Joel Best (Percheron Press/Eliot Werner Publications, 2002).
Martin N. Marger, Michigan State University, Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives, 6th edition (Wadsworth, 2003).
William Marsiglio and Sally Hutchinson, University of Florida, Sex, Men, and Babies: Stories of Awareness and Responsibility (New York University Press, 2002).
Robert L. Miller, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Researching Social Mobility: New Directions (Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia/National University of Malaysia Press, 2002).
S.M. Miller, and Anthony J. Savoie, Boston College, Respect and Rights: Class, Race and Identity Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates, Stalking and Violence: New Patterns of Trauma and Obsession (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002).
Jeylan T. Mortimer, University of Minnesota, and Reed W. Larson, editors, The Changing Adolescent Experience: Societal Trends and the Transition to Adulthood (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Genocide and Human Rights: A Global Anthology, 20th Anniversary reprint, (University Press of America, 2002).
Gerhard Sonnert and Gerald Holton, Ivory Bridges: Connecting Science and Society (MIT Press, 2002).
Wendy Baldwin was recently appointed Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky.
Mark Berends is now an Associate Professor, Public Policy and Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
Mabel Berezin, joined the Sociology Department at Cornell University, July 31, 2002 as Associate Professor.
Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham, received a Faculty Development Grant from the University to study race and care-giving distress. Together with Melinda Goldner, Union College, they are assessing the effects of caring for others outside the home, while balancing their own work and family lives.
Michele Lamont, Princeton University, is a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for 2002-2003. She has also been named fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Study, where she is co-directing a project on “Successful Societies.”
Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, October 10, 2002, on the issue of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust, for its staff and administrators.
Harriet Presser, University of Maryland-College Park, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York, currently a visiting professor at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, has been named a Leverhulme Visiting Professor for Spring 2003. She will be based at the University of Plymouth but lecturing throughout the United Kingdom.
David A. Sonnenfeld, has joined the Department of Rural Sociology, Washington State University, where he will continue work in environmental sociology and help develop the department’s new program in Community Studies.
Dwight Billings, University of Kentucky, was elected by his peers, in the College of Arts and Sciences, as Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor for 2002-03.
Silvia Dominguez, Boston University, won a 2002 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant for her work “The Social Mobility prospects of Latin American Women in Public Housing.”
Alesha Durfee, University of Washington-Seattle, won a 2002 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant for her work “Race and Domestic Violence in the Civil Court System.”
Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, received the 2002 William H. Sewell Award for Outstanding Scholarship by the Wisconsin Sociological Association, October 2002.
Elizabeth A. Hoffmann, Purdue University, received two national awards for her dissertation entitled Compromise, Confrontation, and Coercion: Formal and Informal Dispute Resolution in Cooperative and Hierarchical Worksites. She won first place in the Dissertation Award Competition sponsored by the Industrial Relations Research Association and second place in the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research’s Dissertation Competition.
Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, received the 2002 Sociological Practice Award from the Society for Applied Sociology. This award is given to an “individual who has demonstrated how sociological practice can advance and improve society.”
Louis H. Orzack, Rutgers University, was recently inducted into the Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY, Hall of Fame as a distinguished alumnus.
Martin D. Schwartz, Ohio University, received the 2002 Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. To commemorate the award, Schwartz visited the University of Kentucky, where he delivered a lecture on “Male Peer Support and Dating Violence on the College Campus.”
Tamara K. Hareven, international lecturer, visiting professor, and scholar, died recently. A memorial service was held November 15, 2002, at the University of Delaware.
Rachel Rosenfeld, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chair of the ASA Committee on Publications, died November 24 after a long illness.
Theodore R. Anderson
Ted Anderson, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota died at home on June 27th under the care of his devoted family and the staff of Hospice of the Lakes, Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife Beverly; sons Craig, Tad, and Lincoln; twin sister Dotti Antman; brothers John and Richard; grandsons Clayton and Trevor; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a multitude of friends and colleagues.
Ted was born and reared in Minneapolis the son of John E. and Dorothea Anderson. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1948 and received his PhD in Sociology and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1953. He was assistant professor of Sociology at Yale University from, 1953-1960; associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa, 1962-1966; visiting professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, 1966-1967; and professor and director, Center for Urban Ecology, University of Oregon, 1967-1969. In 1969, Ted joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota as a full professor; he retired in June of 1990.
Ted was a second-generation teacher and scholar. His father, John, who was also a professor at Yale, was invited to the University of Minnesota in 1925 to direct the newly established Institute of Child Welfare, now known as the Institute of Child Development, a program that, today, enjoys international acclaim.
Ted’s interests in sociology were varied but the central core of his work was the statistical analysis of organizations and populations. In 1968 he published, with Morris Zelditch, the well-received textbook, A Basic Course in Statistics; the 3rd edition appeared in 1975. In addition, he published many articles and monographs on a variety of issues relating to population and demography. The professional respect and recognition accorded these publications lead to Ted being the recipient of different grants and appointments. During the course of his career he was awarded National Science Foundation grants; served as a member of the Board of Editors of the American Sociological Association; served on a panel for research grants for the National Science Foundation; was the chair of the Sorokin Award Committee of the American Sociological Association; participated as a member of the Social Science Research Council Panel for the review of faculty research grants; and served as secretary of the methodology section of the American Sociological Association. From 1970-1973 he was director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at Minnesota and throughout his 21-year affiliation with the University he was respected as a responsible citizen of the department and University, and admired as a friend, colleague, and teacher, alike.
As for being a teacher and mentor, Don McTavish, a former student of Ted’s and later his colleague at Minnesota, relates:
I will always remember and appreciate Ted’s approach to teaching. At first, when Ted would introduce a topic to us, it would seem utterly trivial to us graduate students-material that we had mastered long ago. Then, all of a sudden, Ted would present an unanticipated implication and a whole new door would open up. Often it would be a connection to some other line of analysis or to some important issue. We soon looked forward to the next chapter in the unfolding journey. It was an impressive, logical teaching style. This was a style that carried over to his own research as it proceeded from elementary truths to more involved analysis.
Ted was a supportive and help advisor at Iowa. He and Beverly would also have graduate student gatherings at their home from time to time. He was a good colleague and I was glad when he joined our faculty at Minnesota. I received a note from one Minnesota graduate student who held Ted in especially high regard and said that Ted was his image of what a professor should be.”
Before and after his retirement, Ted served as a consulting sociologist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper. Over the years he conducted research projects on such issues as: the use of drugs by high school students; public attitudes toward freedom of expression; Minnesota high school’s SAT scores; and Minnesota voting poll results.
While Ted was a scholar and academician in the best tradition, he strongly believed that as a sociologist, he should make the insights and skills of the discipline available to the general public. The extent of the publicity that these different surveys enjoyed, both in Minnesota and across the Nation, testify to the success of his efforts and the correctness of his judgment.
But these academic and professional accomplishments were only one part of Ted’s life. Ted was a man for all seasons. He was an athlete: he enjoyed running and hiking-especially mountains; he enjoyed traveling - to far-off, exotic places – such as the Antarctic and the Australian outback; and earlier in his life he was an exceptionally fine bowler and volleyball player.
His colleague, both at Iowa and Minnesota, Ira Reiss, recounts the time when he interviewed at Iowa for a position:
When I arrived at the airport in Iowa City I expected to see Ted Anderson (who was department chair) waiting for me. But when I came off the plane he was not there and the only person that seemed to be waiting for someone was a woman with a small child. The woman came toward me and introduced herself as Beverly Anderson, Ted’s wife. She said that Ted had asked her to pick me up since he was bowling that night. She dropped me off at the bowling alley where I finally met Ted and, after he finished bowling, we did go back to his house and talk sociology. That gave me some initial insight into Ted and his non-sociology interests. But I too liked to bowl and I soon joined Ted on the faculty team for the years we were at Iowa. We also came to Minnesota the same year,1969, and continued our friendship. I always enjoyed being with Ted and I will miss his friendship as well as his colleagueship.
Later in life he enjoyed two competitive sports, especially: the stock market and the “Royal Game” of chess. Given recent events on Wall Street, it is difficult to say how Ted faired in the market, but I do know that in the thirty years plus that Ted and I played chess together, privately, and as members of the University faculty chess team, he was a winner.
David Ward, twice chairman of the department at Minnesota, and a long-time friend and colleague of Ted’s, relates:
Even though I now live in California, I was fortunate to be able to visit Ted a week before he died. We talked about our careers at the University and lamented the course our field has taken during the past 10 years. During some of Ted’s service at the University I served as Department Chair; in that capacity I became well acquainted with the key aspects of his professional activities. Ted was a very well prepared teacher, a conscientious and careful researcher, and a colleague who accepted committee assignments and administrative duties without complaint.
While Ted was regarded by his colleagues as a “nice guy”, it should be noted that there were a number of instances in which Ted passionately and effectively debated issues with other faculty members. A final point in regard to his professional activities is that unlike some academics, Ted felt it was important to use his knowledge and his skills to communicate the results of social science research to the citizens of Minnesota whose tax dollars pay the salaries of university professors. The taxpayers got their money’s worth from this scholar.
During our last conversation, Ted, always the statistician, told me he had been calculating the odds that there is something for us in the hereafter. He had concluded that it was doubtful, but was not 100% certain. I said, ‘If there is something out there, Ted, send us a sign.’ We are waiting Ted!”
David’s problem is that if there is something out there, Ted will send back the information in a simple, mathematical equation, and for those of us that know David, he wont know what the hell Ted said!
Ted was a private man; he was a team player; he was a gentleman and a scholar-and he was a dear friend. We will miss him sorely.
Robert Fulton, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Barbara Manning Gibbs
Barbara Manning Gibbs of Llano, Texas, beloved mother, sister, friend, aunt, great-aunt, and role model, lifelong liberal Democrat and feminist, died shortly after midnight on October 8, 2002, of kidney failure. Born in Dallas in 1929, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, L.P. and Gladys Manning of Austin; sisters, Elizabeth M. Melton and Dorothy M. Curry; and husband, Samuel Moore Gibbs. Survivors include her sister, Patricia M. Pierce and husband, Joe of Llano; sister, Marjorie M. Davis and husband, Tom of Odessa; brother, Frank Manning of Dallas; brother-in- law, Don Curry of Llano; daughters, Carol Gibbs and Ellen Gibbs and her husband, Vandy Henriksen, all of Austin; 30 nieces and nephews; and over 50 great-nieces and nephews. In 1951 Barbara received her BA in Liberal Arts (Plan II) from University of Texas-Austin, where she also earned an MA and PhD in Sociology in 1953 and 1972 respectively. She taught at Southwestern University in Georgetown between 1963 and 1972, and at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin from 1972 until she retired in 1991. She was a member of the American Sociological Association, the Southwestern Social Science Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. She was also active, while at UT, in the Wesley Foundation and, more recently, in the Llano County Democrats, and the Friends of the Llano Library. A memorial service was held at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano Saturday, October 12, with the Rev. John R. Gibbs officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Texas Observer, the Friends of the Llano Library, or the National Kidney Foundation.
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