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Ph.D., 1975, Sociology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 Special field examinations: demography (with honors), sociology of education (with honors)

A.M., 1972, Sociology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

B.A., with high honor, 1970, James Madison College and The Honors College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

St. Joseph's High School, 1967, Jackson, MS 39209 (valedictorian)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary), 2014, Michigan State University

Scholarly Interests: social demography, especially labor force and ethnic groups; sociology of cultural institutions (science, education, law, religion)

Professional Positions

2010 - 2018George M. Kaufman Presidential Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
2006 - 2010Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2006 - 2010Professor of Sociology and Law Emerita, University of Texas at Austin
1987 - 2006Professor of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
1988 - 2006Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin
1981 - 1987Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
1981Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center, The University of Texas
1977 - 1981Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College; Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center, The University of Chicago
1975 - 1976Instructor to Assistant Professor of Sociology; Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative Positions

2010 - 2018President, University of Virginia
2006 - 2010Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002- 2006Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System
1995- 2003Vice President and Graduate Dean, The University of Texas at Austin
1994- 1995Vice Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, The University of Texas at Austin
1992 - 1995Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
1990 - 1992Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
1989 - 1990Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
1988 - 1989Assistant Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
1985 - 1987Director of Women's Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
1982 - 1987Training Director, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
1970 - 1971Administrative Intern, Office of the President, Michigan State University

Short-term Positions

Faculty, Management Development Seminar, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Vail, CO, Summers, 1991-1993
Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Spring 1990
Research Fellow, East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, Summer, 1986
Summer Research Associate, Survey Research Laboratory, The University of Illinois, Urbana, Summer, 1970

Academic Honors


Students' Association Teaching Excellence Award, 1992
UtmosT Magazine "Best Professor Hall of Fame," 1992
President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, 1989-90
UtmosT Magazine "Ten Best Professors" Poll, 1987
Liberal Arts Council Teaching Excellence Award, 1985

Research and Scholarship

Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2015
Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington Area Michigan State University Alumni Association, 2012
Distinguished Alumna Award, James Madison College, 2004
2000 Writing Award, American College of Financial Services Lawyers, for Fragile Middle Class Fellow, Philosophical Society of Texas, elected 1997
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected 1995
Locke, Harrell, Raine, Purcell Faculty Fellowship in Law, 1994-95
Cox & Smith, Inc., Faculty Fellowship in Law, 1991-1994, 1995-2006
Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association, for As We Forgive Our Debtors, 1990; also finalist, Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, American Sociological Association, 1992.
Distinguished Scholarly Paper Award, Southwestern Sociological Association, 1993
Sociological Research Association, elected 1990
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1971-74
Sparks Memorial Honor Fellow, National Phi Kappa Phi, 1971-72
Maria Leonard Honor Fellow, National Alpha Lambda Delta, 1971-72
Presidential Fellow, Michigan State University, 1970-71 (Carnegie Foundation)
Michigan State University Merit Scholar, 1967-70
General Mills Scholarship, 1967-68

Leadership and Service

Leadership Texas, Class of 1994
Dean's merit award for community service, 1985
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for Innovation in Graduate Education, 2000
Sister Agnes McPhee Award for contributions to education, 2002

National Honorary Societies:

Phi Beta Kappa (President, Alpha of Texas Chapter, 1991-93; Vice President, Alpha of Texas Chapter; 1988-91; elected Epsilon of Michigan Chapter, 1971)
Phi Kappa Phi (treasurer, University of Michigan chapter, 2007- ), Mortarboard, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (national collegiate forensics), Society for Values in Higher Education (elected Fellow, 1980), Omicron Delta Kappa (elected as a faculty member), Scribes (legal writing; elected 1991).



T.A. Sullivan, Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs: The Underutilized American Worker (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978 (hard), 1979 (paper) xv+ 229 pp.

J. Fee, A. Greeley, W. McCready and T.A. Sullivan, Young Catholics in the United States and Canada. New York and London: Sadlier, 1981, xiv + 256 pp.

  • A portion is reprinted as "Catholic Education in Three Cultures," pp. 157-165 in P. McNamara, Religion North American Style, 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1984.

P. Cafferty, B. Chiswick, A. Greeley, and T.A. Sullivan, The Dilemma of American Immigration: Beyond the Golden Door. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 1983, hard and paper, xv+ 214 pp.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J.L. Westbrook, As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989 (hard), 1991 (paper), xii + 357 pp. Reprint edition, Washington, D.C.: Beard Books, 1999.

R. Hodson and T.A. Sullivan, The Social Organization of Work. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1990, xiv + 481 pp., second printing, 1991. Second edition, 1995, xiv + 514 pp. Third edition, 2002, xx + 508 pp. Fourth edition, 2008.

  • T.A. Sullivan, Instructor's Manual to Accompany Hodson and Sullivan's Social Organization of Work. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1995. 236 pp.
  • T.A. Sullivan, Instructor's Manual with Test Bank for Hodson and Sullivan's The Social Organization of Work Third Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2002. xiv + 245 pp.
  • T.A. Sullivan, Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank for Hodson and Sullivan's The Social Organization of Work Fourth Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008. xiv+287 pp.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J. L. Westbrook, The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. (hardback and paperback)


T.A. Sullivan (ed.), "Underemployment." International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (special issue) 7, 4 (1987), 115 pp.

T.A. Sullivan et al., eds. 2012. Panel on Measuring Higher Education Productivity: Conceptual Framework and Data Needs. Washington, DC: Committee on National Statistics; Board on Testing and Assessment; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council. Washington, DC.: National Academy of Sciences Press, 230 pp.


J. Ben-David and T.A. Sullivan, "Sociology of Science." Pp. 203-222 in Alex Inkeles (ed.), Annual Review of Sociology. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews, 1975.

T.A. Sullivan, "Needed research on employment discrimination: an agenda for studies with the National Longitudinal Surveys." Social Science Research Council, A Research Agenda for the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience. Part IV. Washington, D.C.: The Council, 1978.

T.A. Sullivan, "Numbering our days aright: Human longevity and the problem of intimacy." Pp. 282-294 in David Tracy, et al. (eds.), Toward Vatican III: The Work That Needs to be Done. New York: Seabury, 1978.

translated and reprinted as "Longevidad humana y vida familar" en D. Tracy y otros (eds.), Hacia el Vaticano III (Madrid: El cristiandad, 1978): 436-50.

T.A. Sullivan, "Racial/ethnic differences in labor force participation: an ethnic stratification perspective." Pp. l65-87 in F. D. Bean and W. P. Frisbie (eds.), The Demography of Racial and Ethnic Groups. New York: Academic Press, 1978.

S. Pedraza-Bailey and T.A. Sullivan, "Bilingual education in the reception of political immigrants: The case of Cubans in Miami, Florida." Pp. 376-394 in R. V. Padilla (ed.), Bilingual Education and Public Policy in the United States. Ypsilanti, Michigan: Eastern Michigan University, 1979.

T.A. Sullivan, "Discussion [of Bilingualism in America]," pp. 23-30 in D.J.R. Bruckner (ed.), Politics and Language: Spanish and English in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago, Center for Policy Study, 1980.

T.A. Sullivan and P.M. Hauser, "The labor utilization framework--assumptions and policy implications." Pp. 246-270 in National Commission on Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Counting the Labor Force, Appendix Volume I, "Concepts and Data Needs." Washington: GPO, 1980.

T.A. Sullivan, "Sociological views of labor markets: Some missed opportunities and neglected directions." Pp. 329-346 in I. Berg (ed.), Sociological Perspectives on Labor Markets. New York: Academic Press, 1981.

T.A. Sullivan, "Family mortality and family morality: Speculations on the demographic transition." Pp. 49-66 in W. V. D'Antonio and J. Aldous (eds.), Families and Religions: Conflict and Change in Modern Society. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1983.

T.A. Sullivan, "A demographic portrait." Pp. 7-32 in P. Cafferty and W. McCready (eds.), Hispanics in the United States: A New Social Agenda. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 1985.

T.A. Sullivan, "Stratification of the labor market under conditions of continuing immigration." Pp. 56-63 in R. de la Garza and H. Browning (eds.), Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans. Austin, TX: Center for Mexican American Studies, 1986.

T.A. Sullivan, "Documenting immigration: A comparison of research on Asian and Hispanic immigrants." Pp. 427-451 in J.T. Fawcett and B.V. Cariño (eds.), Pacific Bridges: The New Immigration from Asia and the Pacific Islands. New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1987.

T.A. Sullivan, "Religion, immigrants, and entrepreneurship: Economic creativity and cultural background." Pp. 43-53 in I. Shafer (ed.), The Incarnate Imagination. Bowling Green State University, The Popular Press, 1988.

T.A. Sullivan, "The Decline of Occupation." Pp. 1-31 in M. Hallinan et al. (eds.), Change in Societal Institutions. New York: Plenum Press, 1990.

T.A. Sullivan, "The 'Skimming Effect': Why good graduate students are unprepared for the professoriate of tomorrow." Pp.17-23 in J. Nyquist et. al. (eds.), Preparing the Professoriate of Tomorrow to Teach. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 1990.

T.A. Sullivan, "The Changing Demographic Characteristics and Impact of Immigrants in Canada." Pp. 119-144 in B. R. Chiswick (ed.), Immigration, Language, and Ethnicity: Canada and the United States. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1992.

T. A. Sullivan, "Genre in Sociology: The Case for the Monograph." Pp.159-175 in Rita J. Simon and James J. Fyfe (eds.), Editors as Gatekeepers. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1994.

B.R. Chiswick and T.A. Sullivan, "The New Immigrants." Pp. 211-270 in Reynolds Farley (ed.), State of the Union: America in the 1990s, vol. II. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995.

  • A portion is reprinted in Ralph Rotte and Peter Stein, eds., Migration Policy and the Economy. Muenchen: Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, studies and comments no. 1, 2001.
  • Reprinted in Klaus F. Zimmermann, European Migration: What Do We Know?. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

T.A. Sullivan, "The Cashier Complex and the Transformation of Occupations," Pp. 127-141 in Dennis L. Peck and J. Selwyn Hollingsworth (eds.), Demographic and Structural Change: The Effects of the 1980 on American Society. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

T.A. Sullivan, "Higher Education and Its Social Contracts," pp. 32-41 in Bernice Pescosolido and Ronald Aminzade, eds., The Social Worlds of Higher Education, (Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 1999).

T.A. Sullivan, "A Demographic Portrait," pp. 1-29 in Pastora San Juan Cafferty and David Engstrom, Hispanics in the United States: An Agenda for the Twenty-First Century (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 2000).

T.A. Sullivan. 2004. "Work-Related Social Problems." Pp. 193-208 in George Ritzer, ed. Handbook of Social Problems. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J. L. Westbrook. 2003. "Who Uses Chapter 13?" Pp. 269-282 in Johanna Niemi-Kiesilainen, Iain Ramsay, and William C. Whitford, eds. Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective. Oxford: Hart Publishing Co.

T.A. Sullivan. 2005. "Labor Force." Pp. 209-225 in Dudley L. Poston and Michael Micklin, eds. Handbook of Population. Springer.

T.A.. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J. L. Westbrook. 2005. "Una prosperidad precaria: la inseguridad financiera de la clase media." Pp. 40-63 in Loic Wacquant (ed.), Repensar los Estados Unidos: Para una Sociologia del hiperpoder. Barcelona: Anthropos.

T.A. Sullivan. 2006. "Demography, the Demand for Social Services, and the Potential for Civic Conflict." Pp. 9-18 in David W. Engstrom and Lissette M. Piedra, eds. Our Diverse Society: Race and Ethnicity—Implications for 21st Century American Society. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.

M. Heckler, V. Michelich, and T.A. Sullivan. 2008 "Generational Impacts – the views of Symposium Participants." Pp. 157-71 in Donald E. Heller, and Madeleine B. d'Ambrosio, eds. Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education. Cheltenham UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

M. Tienda and T.A. Sullivan. 2010. "The Promise and Peril of the Texas Uniform Admission Law." Pp. 155-174 in David L. Featherman , Martin Hall, and Marvin Krislov (eds.), The Next Twenty-Five Years: Affirmative Action and Higher Education in the United States and South Africa. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

A. Burdette and T.A. Sullivan. 2010. "From Generation to Generation: Religious Involvement and Attitudes toward Family and Prof-Family Outcomes among U.S. Catholics," in Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer, eds. Religion, Families, and Health: New Directions in Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

T.A. Sullivan. 2010. "College Access, Geography, and Diversity," in Daniel Little and Satya P. Mohanty, ed. The Future of Diversity. New York and London: Palgrave.

T.A. Sullivan. 2011. “How Would We Know if Public Colleges and Universities are Productive?” Pp. 297-301 in Maureen Hallinan, ed. Frontiers of the Sociology of Education. Springer Science + Business Media.

T.A. Sullivan. 2011. “Professional Control in the Complex University: Maintaining the Faculty Role,” Pp. 315-332 in Joseph Hermanowicz, ed. The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

T.A. Sullivan. 2012. "Debt and the Simulation of Social Class." Chapter 2 in Ralph Brubaker and Robert M. Lawless, eds. A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debti New York: Oxford University Press.


T.A. Sullivan, "New approaches to labor force measurement," Asian and Pacific Census Newsletter 1 (August 1974):4-8.

T.A. Sullivan, "The importance of measuring underemployment," Social Welfare Forum, 1974-1975 (annual):71-82.

T.A. Sullivan, "Longer lives and life-long relations: A life table exegesis," Concilium l2 (January, 1979): 15-25.

translated and reprinted as "Longevite accrue et relations a vie: Exegese d'un table de survie" (French edition, pp. 27-38); "Longevidad y relaciones de por vida: Exegesis de un cuadro de edades" (Spanish edition, pp. 23-37); "Langere levensduur en levenslange relaties: Een exegese van de levenstabel" (Dutch edition, pp. l8-29); "Esistenze piu lunghe e rapporti che durano una vita: esegesi di tavole di mortalita," (Italian edition, pp. 36-5l) "Langere lebensdauer und lebenslange Beziehungen: eine Auswertung der Lebensstatistik" (German edition, pp. 9-l5); "Vidas Mais Longas e Relacoes Vitalicias: Uma Interpretacao de Tabelas de Mortalidade," (Portuguese edition, pp. l8-29).

T.A. Sullivan and D. Cornfield, "Downgrading computer workers: Evidence from occupational and industrial redistribution," Sociology of Work and Occupations 6 (May 1979): 184-203.

L. Brilmayer, R. Hekeler, D. Laycock and T.A. Sullivan, "Sex discrimination in employer-sponsored insurance plans: A legal and demographic analysis," University of Chicago Law Review 47 (1980):505-560.

  • summarized in Regulation (Jan/Feb 1980): 49-50.

T.A. Sullivan, "Introductory sociology through literature: 1982," Teaching Sociology 9 (October 1982): 110-116.

C.C. Clogg and T.A. Sullivan, "Labor Force Composition and Underemployment trends," Social Indicators Research 12 (February 1983): 117-152. (lead article)

D. Cornfield and T.A. Sullivan "Fieldwork in the oligopoly: Protecting the corporate subject," Human Organization 42 (Fall 1983): 258-263

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J.L. Westbrook, "Limiting access to bankruptcy discharge: An analysis of the creditors' data," Wisconsin Law Review (October, 1983): 1091-1146. (lead article)

T.A. Sullivan, F.P. Gillespie, M. Hout and A.M. Greeley, "Surname versus self-identification in the analysis of Hispanic data," Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (1983): 117-122.

T.A. Sullivan, F.P. Gillespie, M. Hout, and R.G. Rogers, "Alternative estimates of Mexican-American mortality in Texas, 1980," Social Science Quarterly 62 (June, 1984): 609-617.

T.A. Sullivan, "The occupational prestige of women immigrants: A comparison of Cubans and Mexicans," International Migration Review 18 (Winter 1984): 1045-1062.

  • reprinted in M. Morokvasic (ed.),Women in Migration . New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1984.
  • also available as ERIC Reports ED 239010.

T.A. Sullivan, F. Gillespie, and R. Rogers, "Effects of ethnic classification on apparent life expectancy: The case of Texas in 1980," Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (1984): 356-361.

T.A. Sullivan and M. Tienda, "Integration of multiple data sets in immigrant studies," Review of Public Data Use 12 (December 1984): 233-244. (lead article)

R. Hodson and T.A. Sullivan, "Totem or tyrant? Worker attitudes in three corporate sectors," Social Forces 62 (March 1985): 716-731.

F.D. Bean and T.A. Sullivan, "Immigration and its consequences: Confronting the problem," Society 22 (May/June 1985): 67-73.

  • reprinted in R. C. Rist (ed.), Policy Studies Review Annual, vol. 8 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1987), pp. 760-771.

T.A. Sullivan and J.E. Mutchler, "Equal pay for equal work? The implications of underemployment for comparable worth studies." Research in the Sociology of Work. (1985): 175-192.

C. Clogg, T.A. Sullivan, and J.E. Mutchler, "Measuring unemployment and inequality in the work-force," Social Indicators Research 18 (1986): 375-393.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J.L. Westbrook, "Folklore and facts: A preliminary report from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project," American Bankruptcy Law Journal 60 (Fall, 1986): 293-338. (lead article)

D.L. Poston and T.A. Sullivan, "Developing demographic literacy and evaluation skills: Techniques for the introductory demography course," Teaching Sociology 14 (April, 1986): 83-91. (lead article)

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J.L. Westbrook, "Uses of empirical data in formulating national bankruptcy policy," Law and Contemporary Problems 50 (Spring 1987): 195-235.

T.A. Sullivan, "Estimating labor absorption with published data," International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 7, 4 (1987): 54-66.

E.M. Larson and T.A. Sullivan, "Conventional numbers in immigration research: The case of the missing Dominicans," International Migration Review 21,4 (Winter 1987): 1474-1497.

  • expanded, translated, and reprinted as "Cifras conventionales en las investigaciones sobre migracion: el caso de los dominicanos desaparecidos," pp. 67-114 in E. Georges et al., eds. Dominicanos Ausentes (Santo Domingo: Fundacion Friedrich Ebert, 1989).

E.K. Briody and T.A. Sullivan, "Sisters at work: Career and community changes," Work and Occupations 15, 3 (August, 1988): 313-333.

T.A. Sullivan and S.D. McCracken, "Black entrepreneurs: Patterns and rates of return to self-employment," National Journal of Sociology 2,2 (Fall, 1988): 167-186.

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren and Jay L. Westbrook, "Laws, models, and real people: Choice of chapter in bankruptcy," Law and Social Inquiry 13, 4 (Fall, 1988): 61-706. (lead article)

T.A. Sullivan, "Women and minority group workers in the new economy: Optimistic, pessimistic, and mixed scenarios," Work and Occupations 16, 4 (November, 1989): 393-415.

T.A. Sullivan, "Making the graduate curriculum explicit," Teaching Sociology 19 (July, 1991): 408-413.

T.A. Sullivan, "Immigration reform and the Latino small service sector,"Policy Studies Review 11,2 (Summer, 1992): 153-164.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J. L. Westbrook, "Baby Boomers and the Bankruptcy Boom," Norton's Bankruptcy Law Adviser 4 (April 1993): 1-4. (lead article)

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren and Jay L. Westbrook "Consumer Debtors Ten Years Later: A Financial Comparison of Consumer Bankrupts 1981-1991," American Bankruptcy Law Journal 68,2 (Spring 1994): 121-154.

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren and Jay L. Westbrook "The Persistence of Local Legal Culture: Twenty Years of Evidence from the Federal Bankruptcy Courts," Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 17,3 (Summer, 1994): 801-865.

T.A. Sullivan. "Teaching Evaluation by Peers." Teaching Sociology 23, 1 (January 1995): 61-63.

T.A. Sullivan, "Women Immigrants, Work, and Families," National Forum, The Phi Kappa Phi Journal 74,3 (Summer 1994): 34-36.

T.A. Sullivan, "Methodological Realities: Social Science Methods and Business Reorganizations," Washington University Law Quarterly 72, 3 (1994): 1291-1305.

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren and Jay L. Westbrook, "Bankruptcy and the Family," Marriage and Family Review 21, 3/4 (1995): 193-215

  • published simultaneously as Pp. 193-215 in Lisa J. McIntyre and Marvin B. Sussman, Families and Law (New York: Haworth Press, 1995)

T.A. Sullivan, "Immigration and the Ethics of Choice, " International Migration Review, 30, 1 (Spring, 1996), 90-104.

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren, and Jay L. Westbrook, "Consumer Bankruptcy in the United States: A Study of Alleged Abuse and of Local Legal Culture," Journal of Consumer Policy, 20,2 (Summer 1997), 223-268.

T.A. Sullivan, Margaret Greer, and Marilla Svinicki, "Graduate Students, Formal Classroom Training, and the Development of Teaching Role Identification," The Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development 5, 2 (1997-98), 57-70.

T.A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren, and Jay L. Westbrook, "From Golden Years to Bankrupt Years," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (July 1998): 1-14 (lead article).

T.A. Sullivan and Elizabeth Warren, "The Changing Demographics of Bankruptcy," Norton Bankpruptcy Law Adviser (October 1999): 1-7 (lead article).

T.A. Sullivan, "Beyond Affirmative Action: Algorithmic versus Holistic Approaches to College Admissions,"Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 17 (1999): 319-334.

M. Jacoby, T.A. Sullivan, and E. Warren, "Medical Problems and Bankruptcy," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (May 2000): 1-12 (lead article).

M. Jacoby, T.A. Sullivan, and E. Warren, "Rethinking the Debates Over Health Care Financing: Evidence from the Bankruptcy Courts," New York University Law Review 76, 2 (2001): 375-418. (lead article) Electronic version available at

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J.L. Westbrook. "Une Prospérité Précaire: Sure les situations financières critiques dans la classe moyenne." 138 Actes de la Recherché en Sciences Sociales (Jun 2001):19-33. With abstracts in French, English, German, and Spanish.

T.A. Sullivan, D. Thorne, E. Warren. "Young, Old, and In Between: Who Files for Bankruptcy?" Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (September 2001): 1-11 (lead article).

J.L. Westbrook and T.A. Sullivan. "How to Identify a Bogus Study: A Consumer's Guide for Policy Wonks," 80 Texas Law Review (June 2002): 2157-2160.

T.A. Sullivan. "Gender Differences in Accounts of Bankruptcy." Saint Louis University Law Review 24, 2 (2005): 433-443.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J.L. Westbrook. "Una prosperidad precaria: la inseguridad financiera de la clase media." Pp. 40-63 in Loic Wacquant (dir.), Repensar los Estados Unidos: Para una sociologia del hiperpoder. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2005.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J.L. Westbrook. "Less Stigma or More Financial Distress: An Empirical Analysis of the Extraordinary Increase in Bankruptcy Filings," Stanford Law Review 59,2 (November, 2006): 213-256. Available online at

K.M. Lloyd,, K.T. Leicht, and T.A. Sullivan. "Minority College Aspirations, Expectations and Applications under the Texas Top 10% Law. Social Forces 86,3 (March 2008): 1105-1138

D. Thorne, E. Warren, T.A. Sullivan, "The Increasing Vulnerability of Older Americans: Evidence from the Bankruptcy Court," Harvard Law & Policy Review 3,1 (January 2009): 87-101. Excerpted as "Generations of Struggle," AARP Research Report #2008-11, Washington, DC: AARP, 2008. Another excerpt is available as "Bankruptcy Ages," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (November 2008): 1-5 (lead article).

S.X. Niu, T.A.Sullivan, M. Tienda, "Minority Talent Loss and the Texas Top 10% Law," Social Science Quarterly, 89,4 (December 2008): 831-45. (lead article)

T.A. Sullivan, "Consumer indebtedness and the Withering of the American Dream," Pathways (Winter 2009): 3-6 (lead article)

W.F. Massy , T.A. Sullivan, C. Mackie. 2013. Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 45:1, 15-23

T.A. Sullivan. “Greedy Institutions, Overwork, and Work-Life Balance” Sociological Inquiry. 84, 1 (February 2014): 1–15 (lead article).


D. Laycock and T.A. Sullivan, "Sex discrimination as 'Actuarial Equality': A Rejoinder to Kimball," American Bar Foundation Research Journal 198l (Winter, 1981): 221-228.

L. Brilmayer, D. Laycock, and T.A. Sullivan, "The efficient use of group averages as non-discrimination: A rejoinder to Professor Benston," University of Chicago Law Review 50 (Winter, 1983): 222-249.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J.L. Westbrook, "Rejoinder: Limiting access to bankruptcy," Wisconsin Law Review 1984 (February 1984): 1087-1103.

T.A. Sullivan, N.F. Cott, H.I. Hartmann, et al. "Valuing and Devaluing Women's Studies," Academe 75,4 (July-August 1989): 35-39.


T.A. Sullivan, "Introductory sociology through literature," p. 10 in Approaches to Undergraduate Teaching in Sociology (New Rochelle, New York: Change Enterprise, 1977).

  • reprinted in Teaching Sociology 9 (October 1982): 109-110.

T.A. Sullivan, "Population," Pp. 453-4 in 1978 Year Book, Annual Supplement to Collier's Encyclopedia and Merit Students Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1978).

T.A. Sullivan, "United States: People and Way of Life," World Book Encyclopedia, 1980 edition. (Chicago: Scott and Petzer, 1980).

  • revised version, 1988 edition.
  • revised version, 1992 edition.

T.A. Sullivan, "Baby Boomers," World Book Encyclopedia, 1997 edition. (Chicago: Scott and Petzer).

A. Greeley, W. McCready, T.A. Sullivan and J. Fee, "Mary survives," America l42 (February 23, 1980): 135-37.

A. Greeley, W. McCready, T.A. Sullivan and J. Fee, "A profile of the American Catholic family," America 143 (September 27, 1980): 155-160.

T.A. Sullivan and S. Pedraza-Bailey, "Differential success among Cuban-American and Mexican-American immigrants: The role of policy and community." Final Report to the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. National Technical Information Service document no. PB 301 089/9 GA, 1980, xxi + 253 pp.

T.A. Sullivan, Report of the Commission on Graduate Education, Appendix B: Student Surveys (Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1982), 164 pp.

F. Gillespie, A. Greeley, M. Hout, and T.A. Sullivan, "Public policy, ethnic codes, and Hispanic vital statistics," La Red/The Net 70 (July, 1983): 9-13.

T.A. Sullivan, "Ethnocentrism and Culture." Pp. 24-25 in R.C. Barnes and E.W. Mills (eds.) Techniques for Teaching Concepts in Sociology, 2nd ed. Washington: American Sociological Association, 1985.

  • Reprinted. Pp. 29-30 in Edward L. Kain with Robin Neas, eds. Innovative Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts, 3rd ed.Washington: American Sociological Association, 1993).

T.A. Sullivan. "Occupations and Professions." Pp. 7-17 in J.C. Hood and D.B. Booth (eds.) Teaching the Sociology of Work and Occupations. Washington: American Sociological Association, 1985.

T.A. Sullivan, "Testimony," U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and Population. Hearings on Demographic Impact of Immigration on the United States, March 19, 1985. Part I. Serial No. 99-8. Pp. 134-152.

T.A. Sullivan, "Catherine's Quest and the Concept of Honor," Logos 10 (Fall 1989): 8.

  • Previously presented as the Honors Day Address, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas, Austin, 8 April 1989.

T.A. Sullivan, "Supervised Teaching for Graduate Students in Sociology." Pp. 103-106 in E. L. Kain with Shannon Harts (eds.), Preparing Graduate Students to Teach. Washington: American Sociological Association, 1990.

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, and J. L. Westbrook, "What We Really Said About Chapter Thirteen," NACTT Quarterly 5,3 (April, 1992): 18-20.

M.D. Svinicki and T.A. Sullivan, "The Preparation of Graduate Teaching Assistants," The Department Chair 3,3 (Winter 1993) 1, 17-19.

T.A. Sullivan, "Report [of Rapporteur]." Pp. 153-159 in Statistics Canada - U.S. Bureau of the Census, Challenges of Measuring an Ethnic World: Science, Politics, and Reality . Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau, 1993.

T.A. Sullivan, "Former Fellows Recount Benefits," Phi Kappa Phi Newsletter, 113 (August 1993): 2.

T.A. Sullivan, "Social Problems: Work and Society," in Carol J. Auster, ed. The Sociology of Work and Occupations, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1997, 172-186.

T.A. Sullivan, "The Future of the Genre," Pp. 157-169 in Mary M. Case, ed, The Specialized Scholarly Monograph in Crisis: Or How Can I Get Tenure If you Won't Publish My Book? (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 1999).

T.A. Sullivan, E. Warren, J.L. Westbrook, "Financial Difficulties of Small Businesses and Reasons for Their Failure," (Washington, DC: Small Business Administration, 1999) available as electronic document at

R.A. Cherwitz and T.A. Sullivan, "From Preparing Future Faculty to Full-Service Professional Development: A Success Story at The University of Texas at Austin," CGS Communicator 32, 4 (May 1999): 6.

T.A. Sullivan, "Bankruptcy and Credit," Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2d ed. , vol. 1. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2000, pp. 201-208.

T.A. Sullivan, "The Future Network and the Social Sciences: Topic, Data, and Theory," pp. 83-85 in Association of Research Libraries, The Future Network: Transforming Learning and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 132nd Meeting (Washington, DC: ARL, 2001).

R.A. Cherwitz and T.A. Sullivan, "Postdocs as Intellectual Entrepreneurs," Science's NEXT WAVE, September 13, 2002

T.A. Sullivan. "The Graduate School of the Future," Proceedings of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, 2005pp. 9-13.

T.A. Sullivan, and D. Thorne, "Debt" and "Bankruptcy, " Encyclopedia of the Life course and Human Development, Deborah Carr, ed. Gale. December 2008. (available in hard copy and electronic versions)

Book Reviews (all by T.A. Sullivan)

Review Essays

"A Supply Side View of the Melting Pot" (Review essay of Lieberson, Stanley, A Piece of the Pie) in American Journal of Sociology 88 (November 1982):590-595.

"Journey's End" (Review essay of Portes, Alejandro and Robert L. Bach, Latin Journey) in Contemporary Sociology 15 (May 1986): 361-363.

"Professors as the New Deviants: Profscam and American Higher Education" (Review essay of Sykes, Charles, Profscam) in Teaching Sociology 18 (July, 1990): 397-399.

Regular Reviews

Review of Solmon, Lewis, Male and female graduate students: the question of equal opportunity, in American Educational Research Journal 13 (Summer 1976): 232-4.

Review of Jones, Gavin, Population growth and educational planning in developing countries, and Muhsam, Helmut V. (ed.), Education and population: mutual impacts, in American Educational Research Journal 13 (Fall, 1976): 30l-4.

Review of Ornstein, Michael, Entry into the American labor force, in Social Forces 56 (September 1977): 286-287.

Review of Montagna, Paul, Occupations and society, in Contemporary Sociology 7 (March 1978): 222-3.

Review of Hindess, Barry, ed., Sociological theories of the economy, in Contemporary Sociology 7 (November 1978): 802-3.

Review of San Giovanni, Lucinda, Ex-Nuns, in The Critic 5, 8 (March 1979).

Review of Marshall, Ray and Virgil Christian, eds., Employment of Blacks in the South, in Contemporary Sociology 8 (September 1979): 774.

Review of Merton, Robert and Jerry Gaston (eds.), Sociology of science in Europe, in American Journal of Sociology 85 (November 1979): 678-80.

Review of Slawson, John, Unequal Americans, in Ethics 9 (October 1980): l60-162.

Review of Rist, Ray, Guestworkers in Germany, in Sociology and Social Research 63 (1980): 866-867.

Review of Fox, Vivian C. and Martin H. Quitt (eds.), Loving, Parenting, and Dying: The Family Cycle in England and America, Past and Present, in Contemporary Sociology 11 (July 1982): 428.

Review of Freeman, Richard B. and David A. Wise (eds.), The Youth Labor Market Problem: Its Nature, Causes, and Consequences, in Work and Occupations 11 (August 1984): 385-386.

Review of Gutentag, Marcia and Paul F. Secord, Too Many Women? The Sex Ratio Question, in American Journal of Sociology 90 (November 1984): 673-674.

Review of Oberai, A.S. (ed.), State Policies and Internal Migration, Contemporary Sociology 13 (November 1984): 721-722.

Review of Day, Lincoln, Analysing Population Trends: Fertility in a Pluralistic Society, in Sociology and Social Research 69 (October 1985): 124-125.

Review of National Catholic Education Association, Catholic High Schools: Their Impact on Low-Income Students, in Momentum 13 (May 1986): 13-14.

Review of Jaynes, Gerald David, Branches without Roots: Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South, 1862-1882, in American Journal of Sociology 93 (January 1987): 1000-1002.

Review of Massey, Douglas et al., Return to Atzlan, in Science 240 (20 May 1988): 1059-1060.

Review of Hoge, Dean, The Future of Catholic Leadership, in National Catholic Reporter (6 May 1988): 9.

Review of Seidler, John and Katherine Meyer, Conflict and Change in the Catholic Church, in Journal of Church and State 32, 1 (Winter, 1990): 155.

Review of Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook, Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America, in American Journal of Sociology 97 (September, 1990): 517-518.

Review of O'Toole, Roger (ed.), Sociological Studies in Roman Catholicism, in Journal of Church and State 32, 3 (Summer, 1990): 653-654.

Review of Sandefur, Gary and Marta Tienda, Divided Opportunities, in Social Service Review 64, 4 (December, 1990): 672-73.

Review of Jensen, Leif, The New Immigration, in Social Service Review 65, 1 (March, 1991): 176-77.

Review of Powell, Michael, From Patrician to Professional Elite, in Social Forces 69, 2 (December, 1990): 660-661.

Review of Useem, Michael, Liberal Education and the Corporation, in Sociological Inquiry 61, 3 (Summer, 1991): 388-390.

Review of Jerry W. Wicks and Jose L. Pereria de Almeida, "Interactive Population Statistical System," (software) in Teaching Sociology 19, 4 (October, 1991): 544-545.

Review of Chesler, Market, Joseph Sanders, and Debra Kalmuss, Social Science in Court: Mobilizing Experts in the School Desegregation Cases, in Social Forces 70, 1 (September, 1991): 289-290.

Review of Sobol, Richard B., Bending the Law: The Story of the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy, in American Journal of Sociology 98,3 (November 1992): 655-657.

Review of Coleman, John A., ed., One Hundred Years of Catholic Social Thought, in Journal of Church and State 35,2 (Spring 1993): 416-418.

Review of Schor, Juliet B., The Overworked American, in Social Science Quarterly 74,4 (December 1993): 923-24.

Review of Halliday, Terrence C. and Morris Janowitz, eds., Sociology and Its Publics: The Forms and Fates of Disciplinary Organization, in Contemporary Sociology 22,6 (November 1993): 876-878.

Review of Bryk, Anthony S, Valerie E. Lee, and Peter B. Holland, Catholic Schools and the Common Good, in Journal of Church and State 36,4 (Fall, 1994): 872-873.

Review of Susan Cotts Watkins, ed., After Ellis Island: Newcomers and Natives in the 1910 Census, in Social Forces 74:1 (September, 1995): 362-63.

Review of Laurie Graham, On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American Worker, in The Annals of the Ameircan Academy, 550 (March 1997): 196-97.

Review of Maurice Hamington, Hail Mary? The Struggle for Ultimate Womanhood in Catholicism, in Journal of Church and State 39,1 (Winter 1997): 167-68.

Review of Ruth E. Zambrano (ed.), Understanding Latino Families: Scholarship, Policy, and Practice in Ethnic and Racial Studies 20,2 (April 1997): 445-6.

Review of Hardy, Melissa A., Lawrence Hazelrigg, and Jill Quadagno. Ending a Career in the Auto Industry: "30 and Out" in Contemporary Sociology, 27,3 (May 1998): 261-262.

Review of Green, Nancy L. , Ready-to-Wear and Ready-to-Work in Journal of American Ethnic History 18,3 (Spring 1999): 160-62.

Review of Garland, James C. Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America’s Public Universities in Journal of Economic Literature XLIX, 1 (March 2011): 152-53.

Research Grants for Individual Research

"Innovative Measurement of United States Underemployment for International Comparison," D74.043C, Population Council ($2,500). Co-principal investigator, 1973-74.

"Differential Success Among Cuban-Americans and Mexican Americans," U.S. Department of Labor ($l5,000). Principal investigator, 19778-79.

"Adequate Employment of Women Workers and Fertility," U.S. Department of State, Agency for International Development ($124,410). Co-principal investigator, 1977-80.

"A Study of Young Catholics," The Knights of Columbus ($400,000) to the National Opinion Research Center. Co-principal investigator,1979-81.

"American Immigration Policy: The Second American Dilemma," The Revson Foundation and the Ford Foundation ($l00,000) to the National Opinion Research Center. Co-principal investigator, 1979-80.

"Estimating Hispanic Undercount through Catholic Parish Records," The Ford Foundation ($25,000). Principal investigator, 1980-82.

"Studying Hispanic Demography through Catholic Parish Records," The Johnson Foundation (funding for a Wingspread Conference). Principal investigator, 1981.

"Consumer Choices in Bankruptcy: Statutory Intentions and Statutory Consequences," National Science Foundation ($110,000).Principal Investigator, 1983-86. Additional funding: American Bar Foundation ($18,000) 1985-87; Texas Bar Foundation ($5,000), 1985-86.

"Hispanic Mortality in the Southwest: A Methodological Reassessment," University Research Institute ($4,000). Principal investigator, 1983-84.

"Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and Welfare," Rockefeller Foundation ($29,000). Principal Investigator, 1985-87.

"The Impact of the Immigration Reform and Control Act on Businesses Known to Have Economic Relationships with Undocumented Immigrants," Arthur P. Sloan Foundation ($62,000). Co-principal Investigator, 1987-88.

"Women, Technology, and Employment: Workplace 2000," (funding for a conference) U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau ($2,000). Co-principal investigator, 1987-1988.

"Latino Entrepreneurs and the Impact of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986," U.S. Department of Labor ($10,000). Principal investigator, 1988.

"Workers Without Fringe Benefits: Effects on Their Families," University Research Institute ($24,000). Principal investigator, 1989-90.

"Centralized Support for Discipline-based Development of Two Generations of College Faculty," Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education ($202,000). Principal investigator, 1990-1993. Supplement, $2,312, 1990-91.

"Demographic Characteristics of Individual Debtors," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges ($25,000). Co-principal Investigator, 1991-1994.

"The New Immigration and Its Consequences," Census Monograph Chapter, Russell Sage Foundation ($23,000). Principal Investigator, 1992-94.

"Emprical Study of Business Bankruptcy," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges ($600,000) Co-Principal Investigator, 1993-1999.

"Evaluating the Top Ten Percent College Admission Plan," Ford Foundation ($620,000), Co-Principal Investigator, 2000-2005.

(Also eleven research grants under $4000 from university research funds.)

Institutional Research Grants

Dreyfus Foundation "Interdisciplinary Research Fellowships" Role: Co-Principal Investigator, $75,000, 1996-99.

American Association of Colleges and Universitities and the Council of Graduate Schools, "Preparing Future Faculty," $10,000, 1994-96.

Ford Foundation: "Social Science Concepts in Area Studies," 930-1194, $100,000. Principal Investigator, 1993-96.

National Institute of Aging: Postdoctoral Training Grant in Social Demography, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986-87. Role: Principal Investigator. $43,075.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Core Support Grant, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976-1981. Role: Faculty Research Associate. $550,000. Renewal, 1982-1986. Role: Coordinator of Research and Academic Programs. $850,000. Renewal, 1986-1992. Role: Coordinator of Research and Academic Programs. $1,561,332. Renewal, 1992-1997. Role: Faculty Research Associate. $1,892,000.

Training Grant in Population, The University of Chicago, 1979-1984. Role: Professor. $300,000.

Training Grant in Population, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982-1987. Role: Training Director, $325,000. Renewal, 1987-1992. Role: Training Director. $291,000. Renewal, 1992-97. Role: Faculty Research Associate. $350,000.

National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Minority Demography, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989-90. Role: Principal Investigator, $39,000. Renewal, 1990-93. Role: Principal Investigator. $120,000. Additional funding: Population Association of American, "Minority Outreach," 1992, $1,000. Renewal, 1993-1996. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $144,000.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Research and Training in Latin American, Mexican, and Mexican-Origin Population Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983-1985. Role: Professor. $225,000. Renewal, 1986-1992. Role: Professor. $650,000. Renewal, 1992-97. Role: Professor. $650,000.

"Group-Based Pedagogies and the Campus Community," 1997-2000. Role: Principal Investigator, $100,000.

Professional Activities

Elected and appointed positions

National Research Council
1992-94Panel on the Requirements for the Year 2000 Census and Beyond
1984-86Panel on Technology and Women's Employment
1983-85Panel on Immigration Statistics
2007-09Committee on Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age
2009-Panel on Higher Education Productivity (Chair)
2010-Panel on Research Universities
2014-Committee on Improving Higher Education’s Responsiveness to STEM Workforce Needs
National Science Foundation
1994-97Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; liaison to the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science
1992Chair, Committee of Visitors, Sociology Program
1992Review Panel, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program
1985Oversight Committee, Measurement, Methods, and Data Improvement Program
1981-83Advisory Panel, Sociology Program
U.S. Bureau of the Census
1989-95Census Advisory Committee on Population Statistics; Chair 1991-92 (elected)
1992Committee for Adjustment of Postcensal Estimates, invited expert
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1993-96Electorate Nominating Committee, Section K on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences (elected); Chair, 1996-97
1996-99Chair-Elect, Chair, and Retiring Chair, Section K on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences (elected)
American Council on Education
2011-14Board of Directors
American Sociological Association
1995-98Secretary (Secretary-Elect, 1994-95) (elected)
1991-02Program Committees for 1993-1999 and 2002 annual meetings
1988-92Publications Committee; also member, 1995-98
1985-87Nominations Committee (elected)
1984-86Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award Committee; Chair, 1985, 1986
1978-80Liaison committee with the National Commission on Employment and Unemployment Statistics Section on Population
1984-87Council (elected)
1982-83Nominations Committee; also Chair, 1977-78
Section on Undergraduate Education
1988-91Council (elected)
1991-92Nominations Committee
Section on Organizations and Occupations
1983-84Program Committee
1992-93Nominations Committee
Project on Undergraduate Sociology
1976-79Curriculum and teaching methods reactor panel
American Statistical Association - Social Statistics Section
1986-88Secretary-Treasurer (elected)
2009-10Executive Committee (elected), Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education
2009-11Executive Committee (elected), Council on Academic Affairs; Chair-Elect (elected)
2014-15Secretary, Council of Presidents (elected)
2015-16Chair, Council of Presidents (elected)
2016-17Chair-Elect, APLU Board of Directors (elected)
2017-18Chair, APLU Board of Directors (elected)
Association of Governing Boards
2012-14Vice-Chair, Council of Presidents
2014-Chair, Council of Presidents
Association of Graduate Schools
1999-01Executive Council (elected)
2000-02Vice President, President-Elect, and President (elected)
Association of Texas Graduate Schools
1999-01Second Vice President, First Vice President, President (elected)
Council of Graduate Schools
1999-2001Nominating Committee (elected)
2000-01Board of Directors (regional liaison)
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
1996-98Master's thesis awards committee
1996-99Issues and planning committee
1998-99Vice-president and president-elect (elected)
1999-00President (elected)
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC, now APLU)
1999-01Executive Committee (elected), Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education
2009-11Executive Committee (elected), Council on Academic Affairs; Chair-Elect (elected) 2009-10
Society for the Study of Social Problems
1993-94Chair, Section on Law & Society Special Problems Division (founding chair)
1984-87Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee (elected); Chair, 1986-87 (elected)
Social Science Research Council
1999-01Committee on SIPP
1996-97Task Force on Higher Education
Sociologists for Women in Society
1985-87Finance Committee
Population Association of America
1988-91Liaison to the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1989-91Board of Directors (elected); Finance Committee, 1989-91; Chair, 1991
Southwestern Sociological Association
1988-89President (elected)
1987-88First Vice-President (elected)
1986-87Second Vice-President (elected)
1985-86Executive Council (elected)
1983-84Elections Chair
Texas Association of System Chief Academic Officers
2003-04Chair (elected)
American Association of University Professors

Committee W (Committee on the Status of Women), Chair, Subcommittee on Women's Studies

Ad Hoc Review panels:

U.S Department of Labor: National Longitudinal Surveys of Work Experience and Quality of Employment Surveys

NICHD: ad hoc site visit team (1980) and study sections (1988,1989).

Organizer (O) and/or discussant (D) of sessions at professional meetings:

Debt and Debtors (special session), American Sociological Association, 2001

Labor Force--1975 Southern Regional Demographic Group (O,D), 1976 Population Association of America (O,D), 1980, Midwest Sociological Association (O,D), 1980, Population Association of America (O,D), 1980 Southern Sociological Association (D), 1985 American Sociological Association (O), 1985 Population Association of America (O,D); 1986 Southwestern Sociological Association (O,D); 1991, Population Association of America (2 sessions; O,D); 1992

Southwestern Sociological Association (2 sessions, O)

Economy and Society--1979 American Sociological Association (D)

Ethnic Stratification--1983 American Sociological Association (D), 1985 Southwestern Sociological Association (O)

Family and Household --1984 American Sociological Association (2 sessions,O)

Immigration--1983 American Sociological Association (D); 1985 Southwestern Sociological Association (O,D);1986 Pacific Sociological Association (O)

Law and Society: 1994 Society for the Study of Social Problems (2 sessions, O, D)

Social Stratification--1978 Interuniversity Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (D), 1978 American Sociological Association (D)

Occupations -1984 American Sociological Association (2 sessions,O)

Sociology of American Catholicism --1983 Southwestern Sociological Association (2 sessions, O)

Government Statistics--1983 Society for the Study of Social Problems (O); 1990 American Association for the Advancement of Science (0)

Population--1984 American Sociological Association (D)

Teaching --1988 Population Association of America (0)

Undergraduate Honors--1990 Southwestern Sociological Association (3 sessions,O); 1993 Southwestern Sociological Association (5 sessions, O); 1994 Southwestern Sociological Association (3 sessions)

Demography, Politics, and Law-- 1993 Population Association of America (O)

Editorial Experience

Editor: Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series, an official publication of the American Sociological Association (1988-1992); Editor-Elect (1987).

Advisory Editor, The Encyclopedia of Sociology (1997- )

Associate Editor: American Journal of Sociology (1978-80, 1972-74); Demography (1982-83); Social Science Quarterly (1976-80); Sociological Forum (1985-86).

Editorial Board: Social Forces (1982-85); Rose Monograph Series (1983-87); South Florida Studies in Religion and Society (1991- ); Population Research and Policy Review (1993-).

Ad hoc Reviewer: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Child Development, Classical Philology , Computers and Social Sciences, Demography, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicity, Family Planning Perspectives, Human Organization, International Migration Review, Journal of Social Psychology and Personality, Policy Studies, Review of Public Data Use, Rural Sociology, School Review, Science, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science Research, Sociological Focus, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Teaching Sociology, National Science Foundation proposals, East-West Population Institute Paper Series, and numerous commercial and university presses.

Courses Taught


  • introductory sociology
  • freshman seminar: credit cards, debt, and American society
  • sociology of science
  • social change
  • population problems
  • sociology of education
  • introduction to population
  • equality in United States
  • occupations and professions (contains a substantial writing component)
  • sociology of work
  • population and society
  • honors tutorial
  • analytical demography
  • sociology of slavery (contains a substantial writing component)
  • social problems


  • demographic techniques
  • labor force
  • labor force and work institutions
  • immigration and labor force
  • introduction to population
  • supervised teaching for graduate students in sociology
  • advanced issues in teaching

University of Texas School of Law:

  • demography and law

University and Community Service

at The University of Texas at Austin:

UT-System Task Force on Educational Finances, 1993-94; Executive Vice President and Provost Search Committee, 1993-94 (elected); Presidential Search Committee, 1992 (elected); internal review committee, Department of Astronomy, 1993; University Committee on Committees, 1991-95; Strategic Planning Subcommittee, 1993; Dean Search Committee, School of Social Work, 1991-92; Committee to evaluate the Dean of the College of Communication, 1990-91; Faculty Senator, 1988-89 (elected); Faculty Senate Committee on Family Leave, Co-Chair, 1988-89; University Multiculturalism Committee, 1990; University Grievance Committee, 1988-89 (elected); Discipline Policies Committee, 1989-91; Financial Aid to Students Committee, 1987-89; University Housing Committee, 1985-1986

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost: Piper Professorship Selection Committee, 1986-89; Research Infrastructure Enhancement Committee, 1993-

The Graduate School: Graduate Minority Opportunity Fellowship Committee, 1983-1987; Luce Scholars Selection Committee, 1986-87; Dissertation Award Committee, 1987-88

The School of Law: Advocacy Programs Committee, ex officio, 1984-1985

The College of Liberal Arts: Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate the Department of Oriental and African Languages and Literatures, 1993; Research Committee 1990-91; Committee on TA/Al Workload Equity, 1990-91; Course and Curriculum Committee, 1990-93; Promotions and Tenure Committee, 1988-89; Faculty Council (elected), 1984-1986; advising and retention committee,1984-1985; Junior Fellows committee, 1984-1985; ad hoc committee on undergraduate placement, 1983-1984; Center for Mexican American Studies advisory committee, 1985-1988; Chair, Women's Studies Committee, 1985-87; pre-law advisory committee, 1985-1986.

Institute of Latin American Studies: Grants and Awards Committee, 1982-1984.

Population Research Center: Steering Committee, 1976, 1981-1990; Administrative Committee, 1986-88; Training Committee, 1987-1989; Organizational Restructuring Committee, 1992; Governance Committee, 1993.

Department of Economics: ad hoc promotions review committees, 1984-1986.

Department of Sociology: Executive Committee (elected),1985-1987, 1988-89; Promotions Committee, 1985- ;Graduate Studies Steering Committee (elected), 1983-1985, 1987-89; Graduate Admissions Committee (elected), 1985-1987; Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1975-1976, 1981-1986 (Chair and Undergraduate Adviser, Fall, 1985); faculty recruiting committees, 1975-1976, 1985-1986, 1988-1990; Chair, departmental Human Subjects Review Committee 1984-1989; Chair, demography/ecology curriculum group, 1982-1987.

at The University of Chicago:

The President's Commission on Graduate Education, 1980-1982.

The College: Admissions Committee, 1979-1981; Social Science Core Course advisory committee, 1978-1980.

The Division of Social Sciences: Dean's ad hoc advisory panel on research applications, 1977-1979.

Department of Sociology: Admissions Committee, 1977-1980; Chair, faculty recruiting committee, 1977; examination committee, 1978-1979; placement committee, 1978-1979; advisory committee for the selection of a department chair, 1980-1981 (elected); Chair, Society for Social Research (elected) [graduate student organization in sociology] 1971-1972.

at Michigan State University:

Academic Council, 1968-1970 [one of three student members].

Freshman orientation adviser, 1969.

James Madison College: Curriculum Committee (elected), 1967- 1970; socioeconomic field curriculum subcommittee (elected), 1967-1969.

Community and Student Service

U.S. Catholic Bishops' Theology-Social Science Consultation, 1977-1979.

Board of Directors: Calvert Foundation (Chicago, Illinois), 1978-1981; CARA, Inc. (Washington, D.C.), 1986-1989.

Pro bono expert testimony, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1978-1980.

Adviser, Visor chapter of Mortarboard (University of Texas), 1975-1976; 1981-1987.

Faculty Fellow, Littlefield Dormitory, 1983-1987; Andrews Dormitory, 1989-90; Jester

Dormitory, 1990-91, 1992-93; at-large, 1991-92

External Reviewer, Sociology graduate program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1986; Sociology Department, Vanderbilt University, 1987; Sociology Department, University of Notre Dame, 1990; Sociology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994; Sociology Department, University of Utah, 1995; Sociology Department, University of Maine-Orono, 1995; Sociology Department, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998; Sociology Department, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1999; Graduate School, Louisiana State University, 2000; Sociology Department, Florida State University, 2001; Graduate School, Texas A & M-Commerce; Sociology Department, Duke University, 2001 (chair); Graduate School, University of British Columbia, 2002; Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 2003; Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto, 2004; Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2006; Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2009.

Board of Overseers' Committee to Visit the Department of Sociology, Harvard College, 1994-97; Chair, 2001-2007.

Faculty advisory panel, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health,1989-92.

Educational Testing Service, GRE Sociology Examination Committee, 1990-94; GRE Services Committee, 1997-; GRE Board, 1999-2002

Advisory Board, Texas Child Hunger Identification Project, 1992-94.

Chair, Committee on Desegregation Analysis, Louisiana State Board of Regents, 1996

Board of Directors, National Black Graduate Students Association, 1997-99

Board of Trustees, St. Michael's Academy, Austin, Texas, 1996-02; Vice-Chair, 99-01

Selected Invited Lectures

Keynote address, annual national meeting of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, Columbia, MD, 1990

Keynote address, South Central Regional Conference, National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, Austin, TX, 1991

Keynote address, conference on "Change, Its Human Impact," St. David's Hospital, Austin TX, 1991

United States Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 1992

Alpha Kappa Delta lecture, Texas A & M University, 1993

Jeffrey N. Cole Endowed Lecture, Michigan State University, 1993

Commencement address, St. Joseph High School, Jackson, MS, May 1993

Keynote address, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Toronto, Canada, 1994

Keynote address, California Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, 1996

Keynote address, Research Librarians Conference, Tallahassee, FL, 1996

Closing address, Conference on the Future of the Scholarly Monograph, Washington, DC, 1997

Association of Research Libraries, Eugene, Oregon, 1998

Keynote address, American Council on Consumer Interests, San Antonio, 2000

Member Session address, American Council of Learned Societies, Washington, 2000

Scholars' Day Address, Baylor University, 2001

Keynote address, Symposium on Teaching in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities for Excellence in Quality," Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX, 2001.

President's Day Address, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2002.

Graduation Address, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, 2003.

Ruth and John Useem Plenary Address, North Central Sociological Association, 2003.

Plenary Address, annual meeting of the Southern Conference of Graduate Schools, Charlotte, NC, 2004.

Opening address, inaugural meeting of the Texas Women in Higher Education, Dallas, TX, 2004

Founders' Day Address, James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2004

Keynote address, annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, Kansas City, MO, 2005.

Graduation address, Graduate convocation, the University of Georgia, Athens, May 2005.

Address, Henry Russel Lecturers' Dinner, University of Michigan, December 2006.

Graduation address, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, December 2008.

Graduation Address, Hooding Presentation Ceremony, Howard University, May, 2010

Hugh J. Clausen Chair Lecture in Leadership, Judge Advocate General School, Charlottesville, VA, October 2010

Graduation Address, Southwestern University, 2012

Graduation Address for ACE Program, School of Education, Notre Dame University, 2012

Alpha Kappa Delta Distinguished Lecture, 2013

Fahs Lecture, Wheaton College, 2013

Louise McBee Lecture, University of Georgia, 2013

Graduation Address, Michigan State University, 2014

Major Biographical Listings

Who's Who in the World, 23rd ed. +
Who's Who in America, 47th ed.+
Who's Who in American Law, 7th ed.+
Who's Who of American Women, 18th ed.+
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 23rd ed.+
Who's Who in American Education, 4th ed.+
The World Who's Who of Women, 12th ed.
Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 31st ed. +