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  • Orli Kleiner '12

    Upon graduating from Dartmouth in 2012, I worked in a marketing capacity at two diverse corporations because I perceived a connection between this field and the social sciences but became disillusioned with the two companies for which I worked and, therefore, with the corporate world.  I sought to return to the academic environment in which I realized that I feel most at home ​as​ it provides ongoing challenge​s​, education, and the ability to contribute...

  • William M. Gould '54

    I remember clearly that what drew me to sociology was a fascination about the differences between groups of people. It surely hits many freshmen when they arrive on the Hanover Plain and meet classmates from all over the country (the world), and from varied backgrounds, and have to learn to navigate among those differences. I had wonderful teachers in the department (especially Robert Gutman, Maurice Stein, and  Robert McKennan.) For a while I thought I would go...

  • F. W. (Ted) Gerbracht, Jr. '64

    After graduation, and following three years of military service, I joined the IBM Corporation, beginning a 40-year career as an information technology specialist, manager, and executive with four Fortune 500 companies.  My sociology education at Dartmouth equipped me with a base of knowledge, a set of skills, and some  tools to help me analyze and solve problems.  But the greatest impact was on my parallel life as an independent scholar and teacher,...

  • Steve Cutler '64

    After graduation, I went to the University of Michigan where I got a PhD in Sociology (1969).  I taught in the Department of Sociology at Oberlin College from 1969-1984. I then moved to the University of Vermont to accept an endowed chair in gerontology, staying there until I “retired” in 2009.  Along the way, I’ve been President of the Gerontological Society of America, Chair of its Behavioral and Social Sciences Section, Editor of the Journal of Gerontology:...

  • Karen (Kramer) Mizell '06

    I always had a strong interest in business, and knew even in college that I wanted to pursue a career in consumer packaged goods brand management.  My double major in Sociology and Economics gave me a great liberal arts foundation for understanding both the people and the number components of business and marketing.  Upon graduation from Dartmouth, I completed my Masters in Business Administration at University of Michigan, with an emphasis on strategy and...

  • Matthew H. Brown '05

    I'm running a financial advisory practice in Portland and have done so for 10 years now.  I'll admit that while I don't reference the works of Durkheim, Weber, and Marx on a daily basis,I do utilize the skills taught in many of the classes and in the context of what the discipline works to understand.  What social science HAS given me is the ability to think about broader demographics, interpret data in the marketplace, and to understand trends.  These things...

  • Rob Manegold '75

    I was a Psych major, with enough credits for a Sociology major as well. After Dartmouth I earned my Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology and Student Personnel from the Un. of MN, Mpls. I wanted to transition to Psychological Assessment in the Personnel field, but I was denied acceptance directly into the PhD program and it was suggested I get some work experience in Personnel/Human Resources. After 2 years as Manager of Professional and Technical Recruiting...

  • Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr. '58

    Since my Freshman 'survey' course in sociology, 1954, I have benefited from my education in the Department, subsequently  majoring in sociology and then entering Dartmouth Medical School.  My developing interest in 'small group dynamics and behavior'  helped immensely in all aspects of my life.  After finishing the last 2 medical years at Harvard School of Medicine, then interning at Minneapolis General Hospital before returning for an Ophthalmology...

  • Jim Hale '62

    After spending my senior year at Dartmouth as a Senior Fellow writing a paper on Alienation in an Affluent Society, I went on to Law School at the University of Minnesota.  After Law School I spent a year as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren at the Supreme Court and spend a good part of that year working on the Miranda opinion.  

  • Friday, September 11, 2015

    11am-noon, Fahey-McLane Hall, First Floor Lounge

    Professors will briefly introduce themselves, their areas of specialization, and the courses they offer that are especially appropriate for first-year students.  They will be available to discuss the types of courses and the major/minors the Department offers, as well as to answer general questions about Sociology and the Dartmouth-Copenhagen exchange program.