Professor, Department of Sociology
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
1976 Ph.D. Brandeis University, Sociology.
Dissertation: “The Homeless Man: An Ethnography of Work,
Trains and Booze.” Dissertation advisor: Everett C.
1970 B.A. Macalester College, Anthropology, Political
1966 Diploma, Forest Lake High School, Forest Lake,
Teaching and Research Positions
2010- Fr. Joseph Lauritis Endowed Chair in
Teaching and Technology, Duquesne University.
1995- Professor, Department of Sociology, Duquesne
1991-1995 Professor, Department of Sociology,
University of South Florida.
1990-1999 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department
of Rural Sociology, Cornell University.
1994, 2003 Visiting Professor, University of
Bologna, Italy (summer terms).
1989-1993 Visiting Professor, Center for Visual
Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (semester and summer
1975-1991 Department of Sociology, State
University of New York, College at Potsdam. Professor,
1990-91; Associate Professor, 1982-87; Assistant Professor,
1970-1974 Research Assistant to Research
Associate, Department of Clinical Epidemiology
and Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health.
Graduate courses: Sociology of Homelessness, Qualitative Methods,
Classical Social Theory, Sociology of Work, Visual Sociology, Urban
Investigations, Documentary Filmmaking
Undergraduate courses: Global Sociology, Visual
Sociology, Classical Social Theory, Italian Cultural Studies,
Socialization and the Life Cycle, Italy through Italian Film,
Sociology of Work, Person and Society, Introduction to Sociology,
Social Problems, Environment and Society, Documentary Film: History
and Method, Rural Sociology, Sociology of the Community.
Ph.D. dissertations and MA theses directed or served
as committee member include University of South Florida, University
of Pittsburgh, Brandeis University, Duquesne University, University
of Amsterdam, University of Sidney.
2007-09 Director, Orbis Learning Community (global studies),
1995-2007 Chair, Department of Sociology, Duquesne University
1999-2001 Co-director: Graduate Center for Social and Public
Policy, Duquesne University.
1991-1995 Chair, Department of Sociology, University of South
Florida (Outside search).
1990-1991 Chair, Department of Sociology, State University of
New York, College at Potsdam.