PERSONAL: Male. Education: Grace College (IN), B.A., 1970; Indiana University, Bloomington, M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1976.
ADDRESSES: Home—306 Lake Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828. Office—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Sociology, 206 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802.
CAREER: Writer. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, assistant professor, 1976–82, associate professor, 1982–88, director of graduate studies, 1986–88; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, professor, 1988–2004, sociology department head, 2001–04, liberal arts research professor, 2004—senior scientist in Population Research Institute, 1988–; University of Michigan ISR Summer Institute, visiting faculty, 1992–2001; Harvard University, visiting scholar, 2004–05. National Institute of Mental Health fellow in quantitative methods, 1972–76.
MEMBER: American Sociological Association, Sociological Research Association, Eastern Sociological Association.
AWARDS, HONORS: Alumnus of the Year, Grace College, 1995; Distinction in Social Sciences Award, Pennsylvania State University College of Liberal Arts, 2000; Best Article Prize, Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality, 2001, for "Empirics of World Income Inequality"; Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2001.
Analyzing Repeated Surveys, Sage (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1997.
The New Geography of Global Income Inequality, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Urbanization in the World Economy, edited by Michael Timberlake, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 1985; Research in the Sociology of Work, Volume 5, edited by Richard L. Simpson and Ida H. Simpson, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 1995; and Studying Aging and Social Change: Conceptual and Methodological Issues, edited by Melissa Hardy, Sage (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1997. Contributor of articles to scholarly journals, including American Journal of Sociology, Studies in Comparative International Development, Sociological Methodology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Sociological Focus, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Criminology, Sociology and Social Research, Demography, International Studies Quarterly, and Social Forces. Editor, American Sociological Review, 1997–99.