Schulman recognized as mentor

Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, has been honored by the North Carolina State University Sociology Graduate Student Association with its Lifetime Mentorship Award.

The award, presented March 1, recognizes more than 30 years of outstanding mentorship to graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Schulman has been a member of the N.C. State 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. 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.

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 edited Rural Sociology, the journal of the Rural Sociological Society from 2008 through 2011. In 2011, he was elected president of the Rural Sociological Society for 2012-2013.

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.

While Schulman spent the vast majority of his N.C. State career in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, he moved to a new departmental home in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences in 2011 with departmental reorganization.

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One response on “Schulman recognized as mentor

  1. Linda Lobao says:

    As a former student of Michael’s, I was delighted to hear this news. Very well-deserved recognition for a faculty member who has made an influential difference to teaching, research, and professional mentorship of graduate students–and more broadly, to the lives of many people, students, faculty, and staff at NCSU and elsewhere.

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