Schulman elected Rural Sociological Society president

Date posted: May 16, 2011

Picture of Michael SchulmanDr. Michael Schulman

Media contact: Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, 919-515-9016 or michael_schulman@ncsu.edu

Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, has been elected president of the Rural Sociological Society.

The Rural Sociological Society is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment. Schulman will be president-elect beginning August 2011, while his term as president will run from August 2012 to August 2013.

Schulman has been a member of the North Carolina State University faculty since 1977. From 1992 until 1997 and again in 2005-2006, he served as director of graduate programs in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, while since 1998 he has served as adjunct professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Now a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, he will join the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences on July 1.

From 1999 through 2006, Schulman was a member of the Board of Collaborators of the North Carolina Institute for Health and Safety in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. He has also served as a senior research fellow with the N.C. State University Research and Professional Ethics Program, and since 2008 he has edited Rural Sociology, the journal of the Rural Sociological Society.

Schulman’s research focuses on occupational health and injury among young workers, the public health impacts of farm vehicle accidents on public roads and the interrelationships between labor market restructuring and changes in community quality of life, including occupational injury.

Written by: Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

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