Sheryl Skaggs

Professor - Economic Political and Policy
Professor of Sociology
sheryl.skaggs@utdallas.edu
972-883-4460
GR2.234
Tags: Sociology

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Sociology
North Carolina State University - 2001
M.A. - Sociology
University of Texas at Arlington - 1997
B.A. - Sociology
University Center at Tulsa - 1988

Publications

Race and Sex Discrimination in the Employment Process. Sheryl Skaggs and Jennifer Bridges Sociology Compass, 7(5):404-415. 2013. 2013 - Publication
“Checking the Pulse of Diversity among Healthcare Professionals: An Analysis of West Coast Hospitals.” Sheryl Skaggs and Julie A. Kmec The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, forthcoming 2012. 2012 - Publication
“Shaking Things Up or Business as Usual?” The Influence of Female Corporate Executives and Board of Directors on Women’s Managerial Representation.” Sheryl Skaggs, Kevin Stainback and Phyllis Duncan Social Science Research, forthcoming 2012. 2012 - Publication
Review of Robert L. Kaufman’s Race, Gender, and the Labor Market: Inequalities at Work. Sheryl Skaggs Gender and Society, Feb. 2012 2012 - Publication
“The Relationship between Attitudes Toward Diversity Management in the Southwest USA and the GLOBE Study Cultural Preferences.” Richard Herrera, Phyllis Duncan, Mark Green, Malcolm Ree and Sheryl L. Skaggs The International Journal of Human Resources Management, 22:2629-2646, 2011. 2011 - Publication
“Organizational Culture as a Predictor of Organizational Diversity Practices.” Richard Herrera, Phyllis Duncan, Mark Green, Malcolm Ree and Sheryl Skaggs The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 5:1, 2011. 2011 - Publication
“Organizational Approaches to Inequality: Inertia, Relative Power, and Environments.” Kevin Stainback, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs Annual Review of Sociology, 36:225-267, 2010 2010 - Publication
“Organizational Variation in Formal Equal Employment Opportunity Structures.” Julie A. Kmec and Sheryl Skaggs Sociological Forum, forthcoming, 24:47-75, 2009 2009 - Publication
“Legal-Political Pressures and African American Access to Managerial Jobs.” Sheryl Skaggs. American Sociological Review, 74:225-244, 2009 2009 - Publication
“Producing Change or Bagging Opportunity? The Effects of Discrimination Litigation on Women in Supermarket Management.” Sheryl Skaggs American Journal of Sociology, 113:1148-83, 2008 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Professor of Sociology
The University of Texas at Dallas [2015–2018]
Department Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2016]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2009–2015]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2009]
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2018]
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2018]
Research Consultant
Cornerstone Assistance Network [2001–2018]
Research Associate
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2018]
Instructor
Tarrant County College [1997–2018]
Instructor
University of Texas at Arlington [1997–2018]

Additional Information

Awards and Honors
  •  UT Dallas Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Comet Award for Undergraduate Teaching
  •  Finalist, The University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011
  •  Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005/06
  •  Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, initiated 2000
  •  Joseph S. Himes Award, presented by the North Carolina Sociological Association for outstanding graduate student paper, 1999
  •  Outstanding Young Women of America, 1997
  •  Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, initiated 1995
Professional Memberships
  •  Member of the American Sociological Association, Section on Occupations, Organizations, and Work
  •  Member of Sociologists for Women in Society 
  •  Member of Southern Sociological Society
    •  Membership Committee 2006-2009
  •  Biltmore Whos Who Among Executives and Professional Women, 2010 

News Articles

New Department Head Appointed for Public Affairs and Sociology
Dr. Sheryl Skaggs, associate professor in theSchool of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, was recently appointed to lead the department of Public Affairs and Sociology. As department head, Skaggs said her priorities include increasing recruiting efforts continuing to encourage high-level research. Other areas targeted for growth include healthcare and education policy, poverty and other urban issues, as well as urban development. Growing enrollment and providing students with opportunities for professional internships and development, she said, are also important goals for the department. Skaggs’ research includes investigation into workplace dynamics as they relate to gender and racial/ethnic diversity. She received her PhD in sociology from the North Carolina State University. She has taught at UT Dallas since 2002 and has received a grant from the National Science Foundation. She has published research in national journals including theAmerican Sociological Reviewand theAmerican Journal of Sociology.
Study of Women Execs to Test ‘Glass Ceiling’ Issues
A new UT Dallas study is examining whether an increase in the number of women in the corporate executives ranks has led to greater gender diversity in all levels of business.

Dr. Sheryl Skaggs, associate program head for sociology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, landed a $59,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to spend the next year reviewing employment data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Catalyst Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks gender-equality issues.