Secondary Appointments

Jere R. Behrman, Ph.D

Professor of Sociology and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics

Education: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D., 1962-1966
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, B.A.,1958-1962
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Russian Language Institute, Summers, 1960-61

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas: 

Demography
Human Resources and Endowments
Innovation in Methods
International Population Research
Policy Evaluation
Curriculum Vitae

Research Description: 

Jere Behrman is a leading international researcher in empirical microeconomics, with emphasis on developing economies.  His research interests include empirical microeconomics, labor economics, human resources (early childhood development, education, health, nutrition), project evaluation, economic demography, incentive systems and household behaviors. The unifying dimension of much of this research is to improve empirical knowledge of the determinants of and the impacts of human resources given unobserved factors such as innate health and ability, the functioning of various institutions such as households and imperfect markets, and information imperfections.

He has published over 350 professional articles (primarily in leading general and field economic journals, also in leading demographic, sociology, nutritional and biomedical journals) and thirty-three books.  He has been a researcher with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, other international organizations and various governments.

He has been a principal investigator on over seventy research projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (twenty-three grants), U.S. National Science Foundation (thirteen grants), and a number of other governmental and foundation sources.  He has been involved in professional research or lecturing in over forty countries.

 

Contact Information: 

229 & 536 McNeil Building
215.898.7704
jbehrman@econ.upenn.edu

John MacDonald

Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology
Chair, Department of Criminology

Education: 

Ph.D., Criminology, University of Maryland, 1999

Research Areas: 

 Criminology

Research Description: 

Professor MacDonald focuses primarily on the study of interpersonal violence, race and ethnic disparities in criminal justice, and the effect of public policy responses on crime. Professor MacDonald regularly teaches three sociology courses: Sociology 200, Sociology 600, and Sociology 601.

Contact Information: 

Department of Criminology
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6286
E-mail: johnmm@sas.upenn.edu

Michael Useem, Ph.D.

The William and Jacalyn Egan Professor
Professor of Management Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)

Research Areas: 

Leadership Decision Making Governance Corporate Change and Restructuring

Research Description: 

 

Contact Information: 

The Wharton School
2000 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
Telephone: 215.898.7722
Fax: 215.898.0401

Email: useem@wharton.upenn.edu

Afaf I. Meleis, Ph.D., DrPS(hon), FAAN

Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)
Director of the School's WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership

Research Areas: 

 

Research Description: 

Dr. Meleis' scholarship is focused on global health, immigrant and international health, women's health, and on the theoretical development of the nursing discipline. She is the author of more than 150 articles in social sciences, nursing and medical journals; 40 chapters; and numerous monographs, proceedings, and books. She is also the author of an award winning book, "Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress" (1985, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2006) and "Women's Work, Health and Quality of Life" and co-author of "Caring for Women Cross Culturally." Dr. Meleis is a sought-after keynote speaker for national and international conferences on women's health and development, disparities in healthcare, and international health. She has been invited for visiting professorships, conduct symposia, present keynote addresses, serve on boards, to plan conferences, and consult on women's health research and doctoral education nationally and internationally (in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, South America and North America).

Contact Information: 

School of Nursing
433 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Telephone: 215.898.8283

Email: meleis@nursing.upenn.edu

Marshall W. Meyer, Ph.D.

Richard A. Sapp Professor Professor of Management
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)

Research Areas: 

Management in China
measurement of organizational performance
organizational design
organizational change Recent Consulting Strategies for Chinese firms
design and evaluation of performance measurement systems Current Projects State-owned enterprise reform in China
internationalization of Chinese firms
technology and knowledge transfer in Chinese high-tech industrial parks

Research Description: 

 

Contact Information: 

The Wharton School
2000 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
Telephone: 215.898.7722
Fax: 215.898.0401

Email: meyer@wharton.upenn.edu

William Laufer, Ph.D.

Julian Aresty Professor
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Sociology, and Criminology
Director, Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research

Research Areas: 

Corporate criminal law
Corporate ethics law and psychology Criminology

Research Description: 

 

Contact Information: 

The Wharton School
600 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340
Telephone: 215.898.7689
Fax: 215.573.2006

Email: lauferw@wharton.upenn.edu

Eileen T. Lake, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing
Associate Professor Department of Sociology (secondary appointment)
Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

Research Description: 

Dr. Lake leads a program of research on the contributions of the nurse's work environment and clinical nursing expertise to patient outcomes. She says, "Research demonstrating the positive effects on nurses and patients of good work environments can be a catalyst for change." From the perspective of organizational sociology, Dr. Lake has developed a theoretical framework linking the nurse's work environment to patient outcomes. Her work advances the instruments and methods of outcomes research. She is principal investigator of two studies of nurse staffing, practice environments, and patient outcomes. One study, funded by the NIH, uses the ANA-sponsored National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, comprising data from 4,300 nursing units in 650 hospitals nationally. The other, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, studies very low birthweight infant outcomes in 104 neonatal intensive care units throughout the U. S. Dr. Lake's work reaches diverse audiences in nursing, sociology, and health policy.

Contact Information: 

School of Nursing
302 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Telephone: 215.898.2557

Email: elake@nursing.upenn.edu

 

Elihu Katz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Trustee Professor of Communication
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)

Research Areas: 

 

Research Description: 

Functions and effects of mass media in different social systems; diffusion of ideas and innovations; dynamics of public opinion. Recent studies of the live broadcasting of political ceremony, the reception of American popular culture overseas, public opinion in conflict situations, pre-election polling

Contact Information: 

The Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street, Room 301
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215.898.7041

Email: ekatz@asc.upenn.edu

Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Professor, Department of Sociology (secondary appointment)

Research Areas: 

School organization
Teacher quality
Sociology of education
Sociology of organizations, occupations and work/organizational theory
Educational policy

Research Description: 

Dr. Ingersoll's research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees and teaching as a job. He has published numerous articles, reports and pieces on the management and organization of schools; the problem of under-qualified teachers; the debate over school accountability; the problems of teacher turnover and teacher shortages; the status of teaching as a profession; and the degree to which schools are centralized or decentralized and its impact on school performance.

Contact Information: 

Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215.573.5674
Fax: 215.573.5674

Email: rmi@gse.upenn.edu

Mauro Guillén, Ph.D.

Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professor of International Management
Professor of Management
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)
Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies

Research Areas: 

Organizational Sociology
Economic Sociology
Sociology of the Global System & Globalization

Contact Information: 

The Lauder Institute
The Wharton School
Lauder-Fischer Hall, Room 212
256 South 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Telephone: 215.573.6267

Email: guillen@wharton.upenn.edu