Our Graduates in Sociology

Jennifer Glass ’74 is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published more than 50 articles and books on gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment. She has taught at the University of Southern California, Notre Dame, University of Iowa and Cornell. Recently, she was elected vice president of the American Sociological Association.

“New College really changed the trajectory of my life," she says. "I never would have gone to graduate school had it not been for my fantastic mentor, who encouraged me and pushed me through my thesis project (which, when I looked back on it a few years ago, was better than most of the M.A. theses my students are writing today!)” 

New College is proud of the many Sociology graduates who have contributed to the field. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, D.C.,-based technology policy think tank. He is a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He is also author of the State New Economy Index series, Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage and The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth. He has testified before a number of committees in Congress and has appeared in various media outlets including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and NBC Nightly News.

Dan Chambliss earned his master's and Ph.D. from Yale University and is The Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College.

Katherine F. Chandler is a teacher of philosophy and history at Instituto Cultural de Cuernavaca.

Jennifer Glanville received her master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Iowa.

Rafael Ribeiro received his J.D. from the University of Florida and is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys at Law.

• Sarah Chynoweth earned a M.A. in human rights and health from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Global Health from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She has acted as a consultant for the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; been a guest lecturer in the School of Public Health at Boston University; and is a former reproductive health program manager for the Women's Refugee Commission of the International Rescue Committee.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Sociology

• Yale
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Michigan
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
• University of Wisconsin, Madison
• University of Virginia
• New School for Social Research
• Queen's University (Canada)
• University of Kentucky


At New College, 99% of our full-time professors hold the most advanced degree in their fields. All of them serve as advisors and mentors to students.

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