Sheryl Skaggs

Sheryl Skaggs

Professor of Sociology

I teach graduate and undergraduate sociology and public policy courses focusing on data analysis, applied community research, & social inequality. My research primarily focuses on workplace diversity based on race, ethnicity, and gender.

 
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Professional Preparation

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

Research Areas

My research primarily focuses on workplace diversity based on race, ethnicity, and gender, particularly within managerial and executive positions. 

Publications

“The Effect of Gender on Leadership and Culture Revisited.” Phyllis Duncan, Sheryl Skaggs, Mark Green, and Richard Herrera. Special Issue: 40 Years of Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Global Business and Organizational Excellence, (2021) 13-15. 2021 - publications
“Managerial Racial Diversity: The Context of State Legal and Political Cultures,” Sheryl Skaggs, Julie A. Kmec, and Kwang Bin Bae. Social Science Research, 87: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2020.102412. 2020 - Publication
“The Impact of Gender Diversity on Performance: The moderating role of industry, alliance network, and family-friendly policies – Evidence from Korea,” Journal of Management & Organization, 1–18. http://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2017.45. 2017 - Publication
“Workplace Regulation of Sexual Harassment and Federal and State-Level Legal Environments,” Julie A. Kmec, C. Elizabeth Hirsh and Sheryl Skaggs. Research in the Sociology of Work, 29: 215-240.  2016 - Publication
“Women in Power: Undoing or Redoing the Gendered Organization,” Kevin Stainback, Sibyl Kleiner and Sheryl Skaggs. Gender and Society, 30: 109-135.  2015 - Publication
"The 'State’ of Sex-Based Equal Employment Law and Managerial Sex Diversity." Julie Kmec and Sheryl Skaggs. Social Problems, 61, 530-558. 2014 - Publication
"Race and Sex Discrimination in the Employment Process." Sheryl Skaggs and Jennifer Bridges Sociology Compass, 7(5):404-415.  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, 639: 236-57. 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
“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, 41, 936-48.  2012 - Publication

Appointments

Professor of Sociology
The University of Texas at Dallas [2015–2022]
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]

Awards

Inclusive Teaching Diversity Award - UT Dallas [2021]
President’s Teaching Award – Honorable Mention - UT Dallas [2018]
Comet Award for Undergraduate Teaching - UT Dallas Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [2014]
Comet Award for Undergraduate Teaching - UT Dallas Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [2012]
Finalist, The University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award - UT System [2011]
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, initiated - [2000]
Joseph S. Himes Award, Graduate Student Paper - North Carolina Sociological Association [1999]
Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, initiated - [1995]

Additional Information

Professional Memberships
  •  American Sociological Association, Section on Occupations, Organizations, and Work; Section on Race, Gender, and Class
  •  Sociologists for Women in Society 
  •  Southern Sociological Society
    •  Membership Committee 2006-2009
    • Program Committee 2014-2015

Activities

Deputy Editor, Gender and Society (Barbara Risman, editor)
2019-2023
Editorial Board, American Sociological Review
2019-2022
Editorial Board, Research in the Sociology of Work
2019-2022

Funding

“Shattering the Glass-Ceiling: Does Leadership Style Matter?” w/ Co-PIs Meghna Sabharwal and Lynne Vieraitis
$10,000 - UT Dallas Social Sciences Seed Grant []
“Managing Work/Family Balance”
$5,000 - UT Dallas EPPS Advisory Council Grant []
“Collaborative Research: Diversity in Fortune 500 Companies, 1996-2008”
$59,248 - National Science Foundation []