Provost and Dean of Faculties Emeritus, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University
B.A., Columbia, 1964 Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia, 1969 Adolphe Quetelet Professor of Social Science, 1989 to 2001 Professor of Sociology, Columbia University from 1976 to present Adjunct Professor, Rockefeller University, 1983-1985 Vice President of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 1987-1989 Provost and Dean of Faculties, Columbia University, 1989-2003. Director, Center for the Social Sciences, 1979-1987 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1975-76 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1975-76 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992 Cavaliere Ufficiale in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 1996 Commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 2003 "National Associate" U.S. National Academies of Sciences, 2003. Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003. Member, American Philosophical Society, 2005 Served on multiple national committees of the NSF, NRC, and NAS. Recent Board Memberships: Urban Justice Center, 2003 JED Foundation, 2003 President of Reid Hall Inc., Paris, 1989-2003 Marconi International Fellowship Foundation, 1997. Some publications in the sociology of science, science policy, and higher education, include: Social Stratification in Science (with Stephen Cole) (1973) Peer Review in the National Science Foundation: Phase One (1978) and Phase Two (1981) of a Study (co-authored) Fair Science: Women in the Scientific Community (1979) The Wages of Writing: Per Word, Per Piece, or Perhaps (1986) (co-authored) The Outer Circle: Women in the Scientific Community (1991) (co-edited and author) The Research University in a Time of Discontent (co-edited and author)(1994) multiple journal publications on similar topics. Currently working on a book on the critical importance of American research universities and why they are under threat.