Professor of Sociology


Pitzer College

1050 N. Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6110

Voice: 909/607-3824           Fax: 909/621-8481






University of Pennsylvania        Ph.D.         May 1975

      Major area: Sociology of Education

     Minor areas: Statistics and Methodology, Social Psychology


Colgate University                         M.A.          August 1970

      Major area: Education (Higher Education: Student Personnel & Counseling)


University of Notre Dame           A.B.          June 1969

      Major area: Sociology

      Minor area: Media     




Pitzer College

    Professor of Sociology   (1986-present)

    Associate Professor of Sociology    (1981-1986)

    Assistant Professor of Sociology    (1975-1981)


Courses:        Quantitative Research Methods

                        Social Psychology of Friendship

                        Introductory Sociology

                        Men and Masculinity

                        Reality, Illusion, and the Self

                        Computing, Computers, and Society

                        Alcohol & Drug Use in Contemporary Society

                        Sociology of Education

                        Introductory Statistics

                        Gay & Lesbian Social Issues

                        Sociology of Adolescence

                        Sociology of Communications

                        Self and Society





Pitzer College


Director of Institutional Research (2001- )

Associate Dean of the Faculty (1995-1997; 2000-2004)

Faculty Executive Committee (tenure/promotion committee: elected) (1991-1993, chair); (1985-1987); (1981-1983) 

Search Committee Chair, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid (1995); Dean of Students (1988)

Search Committee member, Counseling Center Director (1991-1992), Registrar (1992), Others: Assistant Dean of Students, Advancement Office director

Member of Budget Committee, Curriculum Committee, Orientation Committee, Commencement Committee, Alumni Relations Committee, Student Awards Committee, Community Relations Committee, Judicial Council





President, Pacific Sociological Association, 2005-2006

Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study & Conference Center Fellow, 1997

Haynes Foundation Faculty Research Award, 1994, 1988, and 1979

Avery/Durfee Foundation Travel Grant to China, 1989

Mellon Grants for Faculty Course Development, 1987, 1986, 1983, and 1982

Visitorship, University of Essex, Social Science Research Center Data Archives, 1984




American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association




Editor, Sociological Perspectives (1999 - 2003)

Tenure Review Referee: University of Florida, Middlebury College, University of Kentucky, Georgetown University, College of William & Mary, Simon Fraser University, Seattle University

Outside Department Reviewer: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona (2001). [Invited to Oberlin College & University of San Francisco but declined due to conflict in schedules]

Special Features Co-Editor, Sexualities (Sage journal, 1997 - 2000)

Editorial Board: Gender & Society (1998-2002); Men & Masculinities (1998-2000); Sociological Perspectives (1996-1999); California Sociologist  (1978-1990); Journal of Homosexuality (1993--)

Book Review Co-Editor, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies (1994-97)

American Sociological Association, Section on Sexualities, Council Board member, 1997-2000

Pacific Sociological Association, Executive Council (1998-2000)

Grant review committee, Belgian Federal Public Planning Service, Science Policy (2005); National Science Foundation, Sociology Grants; Wayne Placek Awards/American Psychological Association (1995-1999)

Presider or organizer of panels at American Sociological Association annual meetings (1994, 1995, 1998, 2001), Pacific Sociological Association (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Equity Task Force member, Los Angeles Police Commission (1994-1995)

American Sociological Association, Los Angeles meetings, Planning committee (1994)

Task Force on Participation, American Sociological Association (1992-1994)

Southern California Area Representative to American Sociological Association (1985-1987)



Reviewer for:


American Sociological Review

Social Forces

Social Problems

Qualitative Sociology

Gender & Society

Sex Roles

Men & Masculinities

Sociology of Education

Journal of Social & Personal Relationships

American Ethnologist

Journal of Homosexuality

Journal of Studies on Alcohol

Journal of Urban Ethnography

Social Psychology

Journal of Personality & Social Psychology

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Sociological Quarterly

Sociological Inquiry


Westview Publishers

Columbia University Press

Harvard University Press

Harper and Row Publishers

University of Chicago Press

Sage Publications


New York University Press

University of California Press

Duke University Press






Interpreting Data: A Guide to Understanding Research, Allyn & Bacon (2006)


Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research, Allyn & Bacon, Second Edition, 2006  (First Edition, 2003)


Gay Masculinities, Editor, Sage Publications, 2000


Gay Men’s Friendships: Invincible Communities, University of Chicago Press, 1999 [Ch. 8: “The Politics of Friendship and Gay Social Movements, Communities, and Neighborhoods” reprinted in The Masculinities Reader, Stephen Whitehead & Frank Barrett (eds.), Polity/Blackwell Press, 2001]  


Social Perspectives in Lesbian & Gay Studies: A Reader, (co-editor with Beth Schneider), Routledge , 1998


 In Changing Times: Gay Men & Lesbians Encounter HIV/AIDS, (co-editor with John Gagnon & Martin Levine), University of Chicago Press, 1997


Growing Up Before Stonewall: Lifestories of Some Gay Men, (co-editor with David Sanders and Judd Marmor), Routledge, 1994


Men's Friendships, Editor, Sage Publications, 1992



      Articles & Book Chapters


“Friendship, Sex, and Masculinity” in Michael Kimmel (ed.), The Sexual Self, Vanderbilt University Press, forthcoming (2006)

“The Reality of Illusion: The Magic Castle in Hollywood.” Contexts 5:1, pp. 66-69, 2006

“Friendships” entry in Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia, ABC-Clio Press, 2004


”The Mainstreaming of Lesbian and Gay Studies?" in Steven Seidman and Diane Richardson (eds.), Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies, London: Sage, pp. 45-54, 2002


“Gays and Lesbians in the Media” entry in Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, Macmillan, 2001


"'Anything for a Sis, Mary': An Introduction to Gay Masculinities, in Peter Nardi (ed.) Gay Masculinities, Sage, 2000


“Friendship” and “Media”, entries in George Haggerty (ed.), Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, (Volume II), NY: Garland, 2000


"Reclaiming Humphreys' Tearoom Trade." In William Leap (ed.), Public Sex, Gay Space, NY: Columbia University Press, pp. 23-27, 1999


"The Globalization of the Gay & Lesbian Socio-Political Movement: Some Observations about Europe with a Focus on Italy," Sociological Perspectives 41:3, pp. 567-586, 1998


"Interview with Igor Kon” Russian Sexologist, Sexualities 1:2, 1998


"Homophobia in the Courtroom: An Assessment of Biases Against Gay Men and Lesbians in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Potential Jurors," (co-author with Drury Sherrod). In Gregory Herek (ed.), Stigma & Sexual Orientation: Understanding Prejudice Against Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals, Newbury Park: Sage, 1998


"Changing Gay & Lesbian Images in the Media." In James Sears & Walter Williams (eds.), Overcoming Heterosexism & Homophobia: Strategies That Work, NY: Columbia University Press, 1997


"Friends, Lovers, and Families: The Impact of AIDS on Gay and Lesbian Relationships." In M. Levine, P. Nardi, & J. Gagnon (eds.), In Changing Times: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Gay Men and Lesbians, University of Chicago Press, 1997


"Resisting Heterosexism and Homophobia: The Gay & Lesbian Movement for Equal Rights in California." In Charles Hohm (ed.), California's Social Problems, NY: Longman, 1997; Second Edition, Pine Forge Press, 2001


"'The Breastplate of Righteousness': Twenty-Five Years After Laud Humphreys' Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places" Journal of Homosexuality, 30:2, pp. 3-12, 1995


"Friendship in the Lives of Gay Men and Lesbians," Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,11:2, pp. 185-199, 1994 (co-author with Dru Sherrod)


"That's What Friends are For: Friends as Family in the Gay & Lesbian Community," in Ken Plummer (ed.), Modern Homosexualities: Fragments of Lesbian & Gay Experience, London: Routlege, 1992


"Sex, Friendship, and Gender Roles," in P. Nardi (ed.), Men's Friendships, Newbury Park: Sage, 1992


"'Seamless Souls:' An Introduction to Men's Friendship" in P. Nardi (ed.), Men's Friendships, Newbury Park: Sage, 1992


"The Politics of Gay Men's Friendships," in Michael Kimmel & Michael Messner (eds.), Men's Lives, (1st through 7th editions), New York: Macmillan


"Gay-Bashing: Violence and Aggression against Gay Men and Lesbians," in Ronald Baenninger (ed.),Targets of Violence and Aggression, Amsterdam: Elsevier/North Holland, 1991 (co-author with Ralph Bolton)


"AIDS and Obituaries: The Perpetuation of Stigma in the Press," in Douglas Feldman (ed), Culture and AIDS, New York: Praeger, 1990


"Alcoholism," entry in Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, NY: Garland Press, 1990


"The Social Impact of AIDS," California Sociologist 11:1-2, 1988, pp. 3-10 and Editor of entire special issue "Perspectives on the Social Effects of AIDS"


"The Social World of Magicians: Gender and Conjuring," Sex Roles, 19:11/12, pp. 759-770,1988


"Power and Control in Families of Alcoholics," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 32:3, (Spring) 1987, pp. 14-18


"Toward a Social Psychology of Entertainment Magic (Conjuring)" Symbolic Interaction, 7, pp. 25-42, 11984


"Are Two Enough? Are Three Too Many?," article on drinking in the gay community, Christopher Street 7:6, Issue 78, December 1983


"Alcohol Abuse and Family Structure," Chapter in Family, Self and Society, (D. Gutknecht, et al., eds.), University Press of America, 1983 (reprinted in 2nd Edition, 1985)


"Alcoholism and Homosexuality: A Theoretical Perspective," Journal of Homosexuality 7:4, (Summer) 1982, pp.9-25, (Reprinted in Gay and Sober, T. Ziebold and J. Mongeon, eds., Harrington Press, 1985). (Reprinted in Society, Culture, & Drinking Patterns Reexamined, D. Pittman & H. White (eds.), Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, 1991)


"Alcohol Treatment and the Non-Traditional Family Structures of Gays and Lesbians," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 27:2, (Winter) 1982, pp. 83-89 


"The Children of Alcoholics: A Role Theoretical Perspective," Journal of Social Psychology 115, (December) 1981, pp. 237-245          


"Education," co-author of Chapter in DeFleur, D'Antonio DeFleur, Sociology: Human Society, Third edition, Scott, Foresman, 1981


"Moral Socialization: An Empirical Analysis of the Hogan Model," Journal of Moral Education 9:1 (October), 1979, pp.10-16


"The Relationship of Moral Maturity and Ethical Attitude," Journal of Personality 47:2 (June), 1979, pp.365-377  (co-author with Richard Tsujimoto)


"A Comparison of Kohlberg's and Hogan's Theories of Moral Development," Social Psychology 41:3 (September), 1978, pp. 235-245  (co-author with Richard Tsujimoto)


"The Dynamics of Role Acquisition," American Journal of Sociology 80:4 (January), 1975, pp.870-885  (co-author with Russell Thornton)


      Opinion Editorials


“Gay TV Channel Can Target Ignored Issues.” New York Newsday, p. A20, January 28, 2002


"Saying 'I Do' to Broadening the Debate" op-ed article on gay marriage, Los Angeles Times, Monday, February 5, 1996


"There Are Victories to Be Savored," op-ed article on 25th Anniversary of Stonewall, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, June 12, 1994


"Gays Should Lean on Justice, Not Science," op-ed article on genetic studies and civil rights, Los Angeles Times, Friday, August 6, 1993


"The Best Little Boy in the World (He Won't Tell)," op-ed article on children of alcoholics, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, March 23, 1980


Others appeared in Riverside, CA Press-Enterprise; Ontario, CA Daily Bulletin; Los Angeles Frontiers; American Sociological Association Footnotes.


      Book Reviews


Contemporary Sociology (34:4, 2005; 32: 3, 2003; 23:2, 1994; 20:3, 1991;14:4, 1985; 6:6, 1977; 3:4, 1974)

Journal of Homosexuality (forthcoming 2006)

Gender and Society (1994)

Journal of the History of Sexuality (4:1, 1993)

Teaching Sociology (17:1, 1989)

American Journal of Sociology (85:2, 1979)

American Educational Research Journal (15:4, 1978; 14:2, 1977)

Sociological Analysis (32:4, 1971)



Over 75 public talks to non-academic and college audiences.





January 2006