Professor II; Director of the Rutgers U. C enter For Children and Childhood Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1975
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Medical anthropology, Childhood socialization, Psychological anthropology.
Cultural anthropology, Psychological anthropology, Childhood and culture, and Medical anthropology.
Memberships and Professional Service
Consultant to the Rosalyn Carter National Caregiving Initiative, 2000-present; Member: the Editorial Board of Children and Society, 2006-present; the Editorial Board of ETHOS: Journal of the Society of Psychological Anthropology, 2005-present; the Editorial Board of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1994-present, the Editorial Board of Omega: Journal of Death and Dying 1983-present; the NIH Study Section for RFP on End-Of-Life, 1999; the International Editorial Board of Mortality, 1997-2000.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Awards: Association for Death Education and Counseling Research Recognition Award, 2000; Charles A. Corr Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature On Children and Death. Presented by Children’s Hospice International, 1997;
Warren I. Sussman Award for Excellence in College Teaching. Presented by Rutgers University,1990; Margaret Mead Award. Presented jointly by the American Anthropological Association and The Society for Applied Anthropology, 1987.
Grants: Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, 2005; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2004-2005; Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, 2002-2004; Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, 2000-2007; REACH Fund, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England, 2001-2003; Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, 2000-2002.
Academic Interests and Plans
"Scholarly attention paid to children and their childhoods is intensifying, with Childhood Studies poised to be to the start of the 21st Century as Women's Studies had been to the end of the 20th century."