Sheryl Skaggs

Professor of Sociology
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

“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
Making Change in Female Supermarket Managerial Representation: Examining the Role of Legal, Institutional, and Political Environments. Sheryl Skaggs Research in Political Sociology, 14:181-209, 2005 2005 - Publication
Understanding the Effects of Workforce Diversity on Employment Outcomes: A Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Framework. Sheryl Skaggs and Nancy DiTomaso. Research in the Sociology of Work, 14:279-306, 2004 2004 - Publication
Sex Segregation, Labor Processes, Organizations and Gender Earnings Inequality. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs American Journal of Sociology, 108:102-28, 2002 2002 - Publication
Does Bureaucratization Create Gender Segregated Employment? Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs Kolner Zeitschrift fur Soziologies und Sozialpsychologie, 41:308-31, 2002 2002 - Publication
An Establishment Level Test of the Statistical Discrimination Hypothesis. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs Work and Occupations, 26:420-43, 1999 1999 - Publication
Degendered Jobs? Organizational Processes and Gender Segregated Employment. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 17:139-72, 1999 1999 - 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

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.