Place of Birth Date of Birth
Chicago, Illinois January 18, 1946
N.C. General Assembly
State Legislative Office Building
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 513
Raleigh, NC 27603
Department of Sociology
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27412
2013-14 Legislative Committees:
Finance – Vice Chair
1967- 71 Columbia University Ph.D. awarded 1975
Dissertation title: Political Attitudes in a West German Factory:
A Political-Sociological Analysis of Chemical Workers.
1966-67 Johns Hopkins University Graduate student
School of Advanced International Studies.
1963-66 Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Indiana) B.A. awarded 1966
1962-63 Robert College (Istanbul, Turkey) Undergraduate student
1982-Present Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at
1991-Present Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, representing Durham
1979-80 & Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, The University of North
1986-87 Carolina at Chapel Hill
1976-82 Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at
1975-76 Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at
1971-75 Instructor and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tougaloo College,
Tar Heel Politics 2000. The University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Tar Heel Politics: Myths and Realities. The University of North Carolina Press, 1990.
Review of five books about President Clinton entitled “The Matter with Bill.” The News and
Observer (Raleigh), February 12, 1995.
Op-ed essay, “In Defense of Majority-Minority Districts in North Carolina.” The News and
Record (Greensboro), September 25, 1994.
Book Review of Mildred Schwartz, The Party Network: The Robust Organization of Illinois
Republicans (University of Wisconsin Press, 1990. Contemporary Sociology, July, 1994.
“Social and Political attitudes in the November 1992 Greensboro Electorate.” North
Carolina DataNet, Spring 1993 (published at Institute for Research in Social Science,
Book Review of Cecil-Fronsman, Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina
(University of Kentucky Press, 1992). Contemporary Sociology, October, 1993.
Courses Taught at UNC-Greensboro
Sociology of the Media
Race and Ethnic Relations
The Senior Seminar in Sociology
Public Opinion and Mass Communication
Recent Service to the Campus
Chair, Faculty Grievance Committee, 1995-present
Member, Faculty Grievance Committee, 1994-present
Member, NCAA Athletic Certification Self Study, Commitment to Equity
Public Service and Awards
Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1991-present
Member, North Carolina Partnership for Children, 1993- present
Member, North Carolina Rail Council, 1993-95
Scholar-Activist of the Year, Political Sociology Section, American
Sociological Association, 1994
Community Service Lectures
Lectures at which themes of sociology and legislative policy are merged (1993-95):
Duke University, NC State, UNC Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill
North Carolina Sociological Annual Meeting (1995)
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (1995)