16 Useful Quotes from Sociologists Working in Industry

Editorial Note:​

A majority of the quotes showcased here come from a collaborative series with the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology which features in-depth profiles of applied and clinical sociologists. You can access that series here.

1. Professor Robert Dingwall

In this quote, Professor Dingwall is expressing why it is important for undergraduate students to explore diverse methodological training in preparation for sociological careers.

Read our full interview with Professor Dingwall!

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2. Melissa Scardaville, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Scardaville is discussing how her training in sociology has been valuable in her career at a contract research firm.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Scardaville!

3. Josh Packard, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Packard is discussing how he uses his sociology training to consult in business management and strategy.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Packard!

4. Melissa S. Fry, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Fry describes how she uses sociological theory in her work making university tools and resources accessible to her larger community.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Fry!

5. Anthony F. Buono, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Buono explains how he generally uses sociology in his work managing and driving organizational change.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Buono!

6. Andrew C Cohen, PhD

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In this quote, Dr. Cohen describes the significance of drawing from sociological theory in his advertising and brand strategy work.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Cohen!

7. Lauren Gant, M.A.

In this quote, Lauren talks about how sociological research methods and theories are useful in improving state-level criminal justice systems.

 

Read our full interview with Lauren!

8. Sara J Cumming, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Cumming describes how she generally uses sociology in her work with marginalized populations.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Cumming!

9. James Frazier, LPC, CSOTP, CCS

In this quote, James explains how he generally uses sociology in his work with sex offender treatment programs.

 

Read our full interview with James!

10. Gary David, PhD

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In this quote, Dr. David elaborates on how he uses sociological theory to provide services as a design sociologist.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. David!

11. Johanna P. Bishop, EdD

In this quote, Dr. Bishop explains the importance of sociological research methods in her work making communities resistant to human trafficking. 

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Bishop!

12. Jackie Henke, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Henke explains how she uses sociological research methods in her work with the court system in California.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Henke!

13. Lorella Palazzo, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Palazzo elaborates on how she generally uses sociology in her work improving medical patient outcomes.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Palazzo!

14. Janet Mancini Billson, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Billson explains how she uses sociological theory in her international development consulting work. 

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Billson!

15. Miriam Boeri, PhD

In this quote, Dr. Boeri explains how she uses sociological theory in her work to improve services people who use drugs.

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Boeri!

16. Karen Albright, PhD

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In this quote, Dr. Albright explains how partaking in health care research invoked a passion for applying research findings to the "real world."

 

Read our full interview with Dr. Albright!

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