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Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Interim Department Chair

Areas of Interest:

Work, Organizations and Occupations, Social Stratification, Economy and Society, Comparative


Ph.D University of Wisconsin, 1975

Professional Background:

Work, Organizations, Social Stratification, Economy and Society, Comparative;
The effects of organization structures and human resource practices and programs on employees;
Organizations and their employees in Norway;
Employee involvement in the U.S.;
Organizational inequality in the U.S., Japan, and Norway;
U.S. organizations’ human resources networks.


Office: 261 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-0630 (phone)


Director of International Programs, College of Arts & Sciences