Robert Perrucci

Robert Perrucci received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University in 1962 and joined the faculty in 1962. Dr. Perrucci served as department head from 1978-87. He was research director for three years of the NSF sponsored study of the engineering profession conducted by the American Society for Engineering Education, and was Simon Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester in England. He has received over $2 million in external support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the American Sociological Association. He is the author/editor of 15 books and over 70 articles and chapters on topics related to work and occupations, complex organizations, and the impact of the global economy on workers, communities, and structures of inequality. He has five articles published in the American Sociological Review and others in Social Forces, Administrative Science Quarterly, Social Problems, Sociology of Education, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Psychiatry. He has served as editor of Social Problems, The American Sociologist, and associate editor of the American Sociological Review. He is currently co-editor with JoAnn Miller of Contemporary Sociology (2000-2005). He has held elected positions as President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the North Central Sociological Association, and Chair of the Organizations and Occupations section of the American Sociological Association. Two of his books have received the Scholarly Achievement Award of the North Central Sociological Association, and he has received Distinguished Alumnus Awards from the State University of New York, and Purdue University. In 2005 he received the Lee Founders Career Achievement Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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