Richard Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Masters in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Bachelor's degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
106.001Introduction To Sociology
I regularly teach a large-enrollment Introduction to Sociology course and upper division classes on social movements and political sociology. I also teach Sociological Inquiry - the gateway course to the major and sociology of education. I have taught three graduate seminars: on capitalism, higher education, and social theory.
Political Sociology, Education, Social Movements, Labor Studies My past research focused on the social movement dynamics of labor movement revitalization, union organizing among white-collar workers and immigrants working in garment industry sweat shops.I am currently working on a book that provides an accessible sociological analysis of higher education for students and their parents.