This year’s American Sociological Association Distinguished Career for the Practice of Sociology Award will go to our own Professor Emeritus Bud Mehan. This award recognizes “work that has facilitated or served as a model for the work of others; work that has significantly advanced the utility of one or more specialty areas in sociology and, by so doing, has elevated the professional status or public image of the field as a whole; or work that has been honored or widely recognized outside the discipline for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing human welfare.”
Bud is a natural for this award, given the depth and breadth of his scholarship in the areas of education, culture, qualitative methods, inequality, as well as his tireless application of his sociological work to the fields of educational reform, teacher preparation, and school creation. He has changed the lives of thousands of students—undergraduates and graduates alike—during his years at UCSD.
Congratulations to Bud for this great recognition! The award will be presented at the ASA annual meetings in Seattle. You can read more about the award at http://www.asanet.org/about/awards/careerpractice.cfm