Robert W. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Chairperson
Office Location: Old Main 222
Office Phone: (915) 793-3895
Fax # : (915) 793-4615
Address: Department of Sociology
McMurry University
Abilene, TX 79697
E-mail: wallacer@mcmurryadm.mcm.edu

EDUCATION

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY
M.G.S., Miami University, Oxford, OH
B.S., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Sociology
Social Research Methods
Social Theory
Social Stratification
Social Control and Deviance
Social Control and Crime
Social Welfare
Seminar in Sociology

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

I came to McMurry in the fall of 1990. Over this time, my teaching interests have focused on the subject areas noted above. My initial scholarship began in the field of social gerontology and shifted when doing Ph.D. work to the sociology field of knowledge and the history of sociology. These interests still attract my attention, but it was while teaching at McMurry that my research interests intersected with teaching responsibilities. The more I taught social stratification, the more I became intrigued with the theoretical and empirical questions it generated. In particular, I have been most concerned with the impact of social class on life chances. I am currently in the process of conducting a study of Protestant clergy and identifying the factors that will influence their mobility patterns.


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