Scholars Council, 2001 - present
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WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, where he is affiliated with the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Wilson was educated at Washington State University (Ph.D). He taught sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1965-71) and later at the University of Chicago (1972-96), where he also served as director for the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality (1990-96). He joined the faculty of Harvard in 1996. Professor Wilson was selected by Time Magazine as one of America's 25 most influential people. He is a recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor in the United States. His publications include The Declining Significance of Race (1980); The Truly Disadvantaged (1990); When Work Disappears (1997); There Goes the Neighborhood (co-author, 2007); and More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (2010).