Sheryl Skaggs

Professor of Sociology
GR 2.234
Sheryl Skaggs's Webpage
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


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


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]
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2018]
Research Consultant
Cornerstone Assistance Network [2001–2018]
Research Associate
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2018]
Tarrant County College [1997–2018]
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

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.