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Ph.D. - Sociology Harvard University - 1982
M.A. - Sociology Harvard University - 1975
B.A. - Sociology University of Chicago - 1973
Disability rights, Health care access, Social Inequality, Program Evaluation
Narativi za pravata [Narratives of rights] (I. Dimitrova, Trans.). Kritika i humanisam, 55(2), 51-85. (2021) (with Allison Carey and Pamela Block), (2021). 2021 - Publication
Bulgarian translation of chapter 9 from Allies And Obstacles:Parents of Children with Disabilities and Disability Rights. “Disability Rights Movement” In David Pettinicchio, Michelle Maroto, and Robyn Brown (eds.), Oxford Handbook on the Sociology of Disability, Oxford University Press, 2021. (with Kara Sutton) 2021 - Publication
“Married In Texas” In Hui Liu, Corinne Reczek, Lindsey Wilkinson (editors), Marriage and Health: The Well-Being of Same-Sex Couples. Rutgers University Press. 2020. (with Kara Sutton) 2020 - Publication
“Women’s Health and Public Policy” in Jillian Duquaine-Watson (ed.), Women’s Health: Understanding Issues and Influences ABC-CLIO. 2020 (with Jennifer Foster). 2020 - Publication
“American Health Policy” In Reader on American Public Policy, UTD Political Science Program. 2020 (with Kara Sutton). 2020 - Publication
“Parent-Led Organizations and Social Movement Framing” Disability Studies Quarterly 39:1 2019 - Publication
Evaluation Report on EDT Program, Evaluation of NSF funded project, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Dallas 2019 - Publication
“Disability Reconstructed” Reviews in American History 2018 - Publication
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies University of Texas at Dallas [1989–1993]
Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1983–Present]
College of William and Mary
AAAS Congressional Science Fellow
Visiting Instructor University of Richmond [1980–2018]
Program Analyst Virginia Division for Children [1978–1979]
Social Science Analyst U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Rockville [1976–2018]
Research Assistant Harvard School of Public Health [1975–1976]
Selected Other Professional Positions
Editorial Board, Research in Social Science and Disability, 1998-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 1988-present
Section Committee member, 2008 conference on “Psychiatry & Freedom” of the International Network of Philosophy & Psychiatry
International Advisory Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Disability (Sage), 2002-04
Member, Institutional Review Board, American Foundation for the Blind, 2001-2008
Member, Advisory Board, Disability History [Online] Museum, 1994-present
President, Society for Disability Studies, 1994-1995, Program Chair, 1997; Executive Officer, 1997-1998; Board of Directors, 1993-1996
Member, Advisory Committee on Disability Studies in the Twenty-First Century, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1995
Member, Committee on Society and Persons with Disabilities, American Sociological Association, 1988-1991; Chair, 1991
Grant from Ford Foundation in support of new edited volume on activist parents of children with Disabilities under contract with Temple University Press (PI), $25,000, 2022-2023.
Grant from UT Dallas to conduct workshop on social factors in rehabilitation (PI), $3000, 2019.
Grant from Texas Pride Impact Funds to conduct Texas LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment, (PI), $50,000, 2016-18.
Grant from National Science Foundation, “EDT: Team Training Mathematical Scientists through Industrial Collaborations” (Evaluator) (PI Susan Minkoff) $598,805 2015-2018.
Contract from CitySquare (Dallas), for evaluation of AmeriCorps program (PI), $10,000, 2014.
Contract from Big Thought (Dallas) to support undergraduate honors course on creativity (PI). $4,620. 2012
Grant from National Science Foundation, "AOC: Publicly Driven Investment, Neighborhood Change and Household Behavior," (Co-PI) (PIs: James Murdoch, Catherine Eckel, Daniel Griffith, Margaret Caughy ) $1,000,178, 2008-2011
Gift from anonymous donor to fund longitudinal study on long term impacts of early childhood education. (PI) $253,000 (matched by $50,000 from TRIP program), 2006-2013.
Contract with Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense to conduct study of alternative methodologies for qualifying indigent individuals for county-funded defense attorneys, (PI) 2006-2007(with Charles McConnel).
Contract with Collin County government to conduct study of indigent health care needs and support citizen task force. (PI) 2005-2006 (with Doug Watson, Brenda McCoy, Kevin Curtin, Charles McConnel)
Contract with Rockwall Helping Hands and consortium of North Texas United Way crisis relief agencies for study of crisis relief programs in Dallas area and exemplary programs nationally. (PI) 2004-2005 (with India Stewart)
Grant from Kaufman Foundation to develop entrepreneurship education course in social sciences (with Sheila Pineres, et al.) (Project Evaluator) 2003-2004
Grant from Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. Program to promote transfers to four year institutions by Hispanic community college students. University of Texas at Dallas and Dallas County Community College District. (With Rita Mae Kelly, Bobby Alexander, Laura Gonzalez, et al.) (Project Evaluator) 1999-2004
Grant from Community Foundation of Texas and American Foundation for the Blind to support dissertation research by Clenton Winford on educational characteristics of blind students in Texas. (PI) 2002-2003
Contract with Dallas Museum of Art to evaluate programs to increase awareness of the museum’s permanent collection, funded by Getty and Marcus Foundations (PI) 2001-2003. Contract with (Dallas) Center on Nonprofit Management to evaluate pilot phase of Nonprofit Entrepreneur Academy. (PI) 2001.
Contract with Dallas County Juvenile Department to evaluate outpatient substance abuse programs for juvenile offenders. (co-PI) 2000. (With Simon Fass and James Murdoch)
Contract with March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation to update maternal and infant health needs assessment for North Texas region (PI) 1999-2000.
Contract with Dallas Healthy Start Initiative to serve as local evaluator for Dallas site of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services infant mortality prevention project (PI) 1994-1997.
Contract with Center for Nonprofit Management, Dallas Texas to prepare annotated bibliography on program evaluation for local nonprofit organizations (Co-PI) 1996-1997
Contract with North Texas March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation to evaluate Hand-in-Hand AmeriCorps program for extending prenatal care to at-risk adolescents (PI) 1995-1996
Contract with Waxahachie Community Health Center to conduct Ellis County needs assessment (PI) 1995. (With Janet Gamble)
Contract with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to conduct community needs assessment surveys in Dallas County. (Co-PI), 1994-1995. (With Wolfgang Bielefeld and Paul Waddell)
Contract with Dallas Health Services Planning Council to prepare Comprehensive HIV Services Plan for Dallas Eligible Metropolitan Area (Co-PI) 1994. (With G.S. Thielemann)
Grant from Aspen Institute to study Dallas nonprofit sector (Co-PI) 1993-95.(With Wolfgang Bielefeld)
Contract with Rockefeller Institute of Government to prepare overview of disability policy issues for New York State Regents Select Commission on Disability (PI) 1992.
Contract with National Council on Disability to prepare paper on civil rights policies on people with work disabilities. (PI) 1989
Contract with Milbank Memorial Fund to prepare paper on disability rights movement. (PI) 1988.
Travel grant from World Rehabilitation Fund to study disability policy in Great Britain. (PI) 1986
Grant from Harvard Sociology Department to partially fund dissertation research. 1981
Civil Rights Movement
Disability and Society
Health and Human Services in Dallas
Health and Illness
Health, Ethics, and Society
Introduction to Sociology
Political Economy of Health and Illness
Poverty and Unemployment
Professional Writing for Sociologists
Research Methods in Sociology
Senior Honors Seminar
Social Change Social Inequality
Sociology of Education
Class, Status, and Power
Creativity Across the Disciplines (honors)
Health Care Narratives
Public Health and Society (honors and general)
Readings in Health Care (honors)
Readings in Organizational Theory (honors)
Readings on Racial Disparities and Health (honors)
Social Change (separate course from Social Inequality)
Social Inequality (separate course from Social Change)
State and Local Government (honors)
Approaches to Public Policy
Capstone Seminar in Public Affairs
Domestic Social Policy Health and Illness
Health Policy Health Policy Research Workshop
Human Services Policy Research Workshop
Nonprofit Policy Research Workshop
Poverty Policy Research Workshop
Research Practicum in Public Affairs
Research Seminar on Hispanics in Texas
Teaching Practicum for Doctoral Students
Domestic Social Policy (separate course from Health and Illness)
Ethics, Culture, and Public Policy
Health and Illness (separate course from Domestic Social Policy)
Health Policy (separate course from Health Policy Research Workshop)
Research Workshop in Applied Sociology
Doctoral Dissertations Supervised
Patricia Hutcheson, 2022
Nora Hernandez, 2022
Marcela Nava, 2021
Olgusoltan Arazgeldiyeva, 2021
Jeanine Alpert, 2020
Jingnan Bi, 2020
Danielle Zaychik, 2020
Ariel Arguelles, 2019
Patricia Chen, 2018
Soojin Min, 2018
Yingyuan Zhang, 2017
Thomas Spencer, 2016
Ferzana Havewala, 2016
Jacqueline Huggins, University of West Indies, 2016
James Scott, 2015
Julie Burlingame Percival, 2015.
Nana Appiah, 2014
Nora Campos, 2014
Jacob Irukwu, 2014
Kyle Coby Pewitt, 2014
Maria Del Carmen Balderas, 2013
Christopher Boone, 2013
Mark Clark, 2013
Malik Dulaney, 2013
Heather Flabiano, 2013
Malinda Hicks, 2013
Michelle Leake, 2013
Dawnetta Miller, 2013
Kathleen Ryan, 2013.
India Stewart, 2013
Kara Sutton, 2013.
Terry Hockenbrough, 2012
Alicia Makaye, 2012
Jerry Rutherford, 2012
Hubert Sales, 2012.
Victor Contreras, 2011
Joseph Darmoe, 2011
Hilary Evbayiro, 2011
Gilbert Gonzalez, 2011
Carol Lanham, Lessons in Sobriety: 2011
Danny Ledbetter, 2011
Robert Woerner, 2011
Jason Cooley, 2010
DeLawnia Hagans, 2010
Jo Anne Hughes, 2010
Gerel Oyun, 2010.
Karabi Bezboruah, Corporate Philanthropy in Texas, 2008
Tom Browning, Three-Share Health Care Plans: One Local-Level Response to Meeting the Needs of the Uninsured, 2009
Leigh Hornsby, Transparency in Government: The Unintended Consequences of the Public Information Act on Texas Counties, 2008
JoAnne Hughes, The Implementation of the Reading First Program in the Dallas Independent School District, 2010
Honsoo Kim, Job Mobility and Pension Participation, 2008
Sai Loganathan, Determinants of Technology Diffusion in Hospitals: the Case of Drug-Eluting Stents, 2009
Kathy Rowe, Triggers that Affect Changes in Emergency Management at Texas Four-Year Colleges and Universities. 2009
Suzanne Rivera, Social Inequalities in Biomedical Research, 2008.
Melissa Montgomery, The Impact of Expansions in Children=s Public Health Insurance on Children with Asthma, 2007. (Co-chair with Dr. Paul Jargowsky)
Julia Wai-Yin So, The Short Term Consequences of Part-time Employment on the Academic Achievement of High School Students, 2007.
Kim Aaron, Fascinating Rhythms: Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations and Municipal Performing Arts Centers, 2006. (Co-chair with Douglas Watson)
Deardra Hayes-Whigham, No Homeless Child Left Behind: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in Dallas, 2006.
Alicia Schortgen, The Face of Donors in America: Who Gives and Why It Matters. 2006.
Thomas Wilson, The Texas Charter Schools Movement, 2006.
Jeannette Oshitoye, Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prescribing of Asthma Medication to Pediatric Patients, 2005
Steven Wolfson, Racial Profiling in Texas Traffic Stops, 2005
Clenton Winford, Benchmarking the Academic Performance of Visually Impaired Texas Public School Students, 2003
April Barclay, The Effects of Managed Care on the Utilization of Mental Health Services, 2001
Jennifer Kehende, HIV/AIDS and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2001.(Co-chair with Dr. Irving Hoch.)
Morris Stein, The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas: A Case Study in New Institutional Theory,2000.
Meryl Nason, Social Movement Organizations and the Mobilization Process: An Analysis of Pro-Choice Organizations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Tyler. 1994.
Dr. Richard Scotch, professor of sociology, and Dr. Kara Sutton, a sociology lecturer, were selected to conduct the needs assessment for Texas Pride Impact Funds, a Houston-based nonprofit that supports organizations and projects serving LGBT+ communities throughout the state.
The benefits of a high-quality preschool education are being studied with increasing detail, courtesy of a $100,000 gift from an anonymous fund of The Dallas Foundation to the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS). The philanthropic organization provided the funding to expand a previous study showing that an accredited preschool education can benefit low-income students well into their elementary years.
The research began in 2006 when Educational First Steps (EFS), a nonprofit Dallas organization, approached Dr. Richard K. Scotch and asked him to study how students with low-income backgrounds fared in school after attending accredited EFS preschools and learning centers. Scotch, a professor of sociology and political economy, used data exclusively from the Dallas Independent School District.