Curriculum Vitae

Sheryl L. Skaggs, Ph.D.

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Sociology and Public Policy

 

 

Educational History:

Ph. D. in Sociology, 2001, North Carolina State University, Sociology

Dissertation title:  “Discrimination Litigation: Implications for Women and Minorities in Retail Supermarket Management.” Chair: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey

Concentration areas:  Work, Organizations and Industry; Inequality

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1998

Summer training program in Quantitative Methods    Course:  Introduction to LISREL Models

M.A. 1997, University of Texas at Arlington, Sociology

Thesis title:  “Industry Sectors, Income Differentials, and Engineering Occupations.” Chair: Dana Dunn

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1996

Summer training program in Quantitative Methods    Courses:  Regression Analysis; Categorical Data Analysis

B. A., 1988, University Center at Tulsa, Sociology

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

Principal Positions:

 

2012 – Present                Program Head, Public Affairs and Social Policy, University of Texas at Dallas

2009 – Present                Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas

2010 – 2010                   Associate Program Head, Sociology, University of Texas at Dallas

2002 – 2009                   Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Dallas

2000 – 2001                   Instructor, Department of Sociology, Richland College

1997 – 2000                   Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University

1995 – 1997                   Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington

1992 – 1995                   Investigative Specialist, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Dallas TX

1991 – 1992                   Adult Probation Officer, Hunt County Community Supervision, Greenville, TX

1989 – 1991                   Probation and Parole Officer, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Tulsa, OK


Other Employment:

 

2002, Spring                Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Dallas

2001, Summer/Fall        Research Associate, The Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Sciences and Society, UT Dallas

2001, Fall                    Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

2001, Summer              Research Consultant, Cornerstone Assistance Network

1997                          Instructor, Department of Sociology, Tarrant County College

1997                          Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington

1996, Summer             Research Consultant, Department of Management, University of Texas at Arlington

 

 

Professional Recognition and Honors:

Comet Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2014), UT Dallas Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Comet Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2012), UT Dallas Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

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, (1999), presented by the North Carolina Sociological Association

for outstanding graduate student paper

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

Section on Race, Gender, and Class

Member of Southern Sociological Society

Membership Committee 2006-2009

Program Committee 2014-2015

Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women, 2010

 

Achievements in Original Investigation:

Articles in refereed journals:

Julie A. Kmec and Sheryl Skaggs, “The ‘State’ of Sex-Based Equal Employment Law and Managerial Sex Diversity,” Social Problems, forthcoming.

Sheryl Skaggs and Jennifer Bridges, “Race and Sex Discrimination in the Employment Process,” Sociology Compass, 7 (2013): 404-415.

Sheryl Skaggs, Kevin Stainback and Phyllis Duncan, “Shaking Things Up or Business as Usual?” The Influence of Female Corporate Executives and Board of Directors on Women’s Managerial Representation,” Social Science Research, 41 (2012): 936-48.

Sheryl Skaggs and Julie A. Kmec, “Checking the Pulse of Diversity among Healthcare Professionals: An Analysis of West Coast Hospitals,” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 639 (2012): 236-257.

Richard Herrera, Phyllis Duncan, Mark Green, and Sheryl L. Skaggs, “The Effect of Gender on Leadership and Culture,” Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Jan-Feb (2012): 37-48.

Richard Herrera, Phyllis Duncan, Mark Green, Malcolm Ree and Sheryl Skaggs, “Organizational Culture as a Predictor of Organizational Diversity Practices,” The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 5 (2011): 1.

Richard Herrera, Phyllis Duncan, Mark Green, Malcolm Ree and Sheryl L. Skaggs, “The Relationship between Attitudes Toward Diversity Management in the Southwest USA and the GLOBE Study Cultural Preferences,” The International Journal of Human Resources Management, 22 (2011): 2629-2646.

Kevin Stainback, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs, “Organizational Approaches to Inequality: Inertia, Relative Power, and Environments,” Annual Review of Sociology, 36 (2010): 225-267.

Sheryl Skaggs, “Legal-Political Pressures and African American Access to Managerial Jobs,” American Sociological Review, 74 (2009): 225-244.

Julie A. Kmec and Sheryl Skaggs, “Organizational Variation in Formal Equal Employment Opportunity Structures,” Sociological Forum, 24 (2009): 47-75.

Sheryl Skaggs, “Producing Change or Bagging Opportunity? The Effects of Discrimination Litigation on Women in Supermarket Management,” American Journal of Sociology, 113 (2008): 1148-83.

Sheryl Skaggs, “Making Change in Female Supermarket Managerial Representation: Examining the Role of Legal, Institutional, and Political Environments,” Research in Political Sociology, 14 (2005): 181-209.

Sheryl Skaggs and Nancy DiTomaso, “Understanding the Effects of Workforce Diversity on Employment Outcomes: A Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Framework,” Research in the Sociology of Work, 14 (2004): 279-306.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs, “Sex Segregation, Labor Processes, Organizations and Gender Earnings Inequality,” American Journal of Sociology, 108 (2002): 102-28.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs, “Does Bureaucratization Create Gender Segregated Employment?” Kolner Zeitschrift fur Soziologies und Sozialpsychologie,41 (2002): 308-31.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs, “An Establishment Level Test of the Statistical Discrimination Hypothesis,” Work and Occupations, 26 (1999): 420-43.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs, “Degendered Jobs? Organizational Processes and Gender Segregated Employment,” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility,17 (1999): 139-72.

 

Articles appearing as chapters in edited volumes:

Dana Dunn and Sheryl Skaggs, “Gender and Paid Work in Industrial Nations,” in Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, ed. Janet Saltzman Chafetz, (Springer Publishing, 1999), 321-342.

 

Other writings:

Review of Robert L. Kaufman’s Race, Gender, and the Labor Market: Inequalities at Work. Sheryl Skaggs, Gender and Society, Feb. 2012

Review of Christine L. Williams’s Inside Toyland: Working, Shopping, and Social Inequality. Sheryl Skaggs, Contemporary Sociology, 36:153-55, 2007

“2005 Texas Glass Ceiling Report.” Sheryl Skaggs, Texas Diversity Council, 2006

“Nonprofits, Women and Social Entrepreneurship.” Sheryl Skaggs, Work supported by the Kaufman Foundation, 2003

“Latino/a Employment Growth in North Carolina: Ethnic Displacement or Replacement? Sheryl Skaggs, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Jeffrey Leiter, http://sasw.chass.ncsu.edu/jeff/latinos/latino.htm

“Review of Jean Lipman-Blumen’s The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World.” Sheryl Skaggs, Contemporary Sociology, 29:640-41, 2000

“How Faculty Members Spend Their Time: A Closer Look.” Beth Anne Shelton and Sheryl Skaggs, Academe, 20:16-20, 1996

 

Funded Projects:

“Managing Work/Family Balance.” Sheryl Skaggs, UT Dallas EPPS advisory council grants ($5,000), 2013

“Collaborative Research: Diversity in Fortune 500 Companies, 1996-2008.” Sheryl Skaggs, National Science Foundation ($59,248) 2011 – 2012

 

Invited or Refereed Talks/Presentations to Professional Meetings and Seminar Assemblies:

“The Rule of the State:  The Link between State Equal Employment Law and Workplace Sexual

Harassment Training Programs.”

Julie Kmec, Elizabeth Hirsh and Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, 2013

 

“Managerial Race Segregation and the State:  How Legal Context and Culture Matter.”

Sheryl Skaggs and Julie Kmec

Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, 2012

“Research in Practice.”

Sheryl Skaggs

Presented at Graduate Seminar, University of North Texas, February 2012

 

“Driving Organizational Effectiveness: Racial and Gender Managerial Diversity and the Ties that Bind.”

Sheryl Skaggs, Orlando Richard and Goce Andrevski.

Presented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Organization

Studies Group Seminar Series, 2011

 

“Driving Financial Performance: An Examination of Managerial Diversity within the

U.S. Auto Industry.”

Sheryl Skaggs, Orlando Richard and Goce Andrevski.

Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL, 2011

 

Invited Panelist for Session on Equal Employment Opportunity in the Workplace with EEO

Commissioner Chai Feldblum and Professor Patricia Yancey Martin.

Annual Meeting of the Sociologists for Women in Society, San Antonio, TX, 2011

 

“The Racial/Ethnic Composition of Hospital Professionals: An Organizational Analysis.”

Sheryl Skaggs and Julie Kmec

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, 2010

 

“Does Workplace Sex Discrimination Affect Mental and Physical Health?”

Sheryl Skaggs and Kevin Stainback

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2009

 

“Shaking Things Up or Business as Usual? The Influence of Female Leaders and Non-Managers on Women’s Managerial Representation”

Sheryl Skaggs, Kevin Stainback and Phyllis Duncan

Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, 2009

 

“The Impact of Class Action Lawsuits, Federal Court Context and Societal Pressures on African American Access to Management”

Sheryl Skaggs and Chad King

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, 2006

 

“2005 Texas Glass Ceiling Report”

Sheryl Skaggs

2nd Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference, Dallas, TX, 2006

 

“Determinants of Varying Levels of Equal Employment Opportunity Structures: Evidence from a Sample of Hospitals”

Julie Kmec and Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

 

“Understanding the Effects of Workforce Diversity on Employment Outcomes: A Multidisciplinary and

Comprehensive Framework”

Sheryl Skaggs and Nancy DiTomaso

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2004

 

“Producing Change or Bagging Opportunity?  The Effects of Discrimination Litigation on Women and

Minorities in Supermarket Management”

Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, 2002

 

“Displacement or Replacement? Changes in Occupational Distributions and Wages in the North

Carolina Industries Where Latinos Went to Work in the 1990s”

Jeffrey Leiter, Corre Robinson, and Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD, 2002

 

“Gender Differences in Promotion: An Intrafirm Analysis”

Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, 1999

 

“Degendered Jobs: Organizational Processes and Gender Segregated Employment”

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 1998     

 

“Research and/or Teaching? How Faculty Allocate Time”

Beth Anne Shelton and Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 1998

           

“Industry Sectors, Engineers, and The Earnings Determination Process”

Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada.

           

“Earnings Inequality, Industry Sectors, and Engineering Occupations: The Effects of Race and Gender”

Sheryl Skaggs

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, New Orleans, LA, 1997

 

 

Contributed (unrefereed) Abstracts and/or Oral Presentations at Professional Meetings:

“Author Meets Critics session for Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane’s

manuscript Moving Up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market?”

Sheryl Skaggs, panel discussant

Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, 2006

 

“Race, Gender, and Workplace Inequality”

Sheryl Skaggs, panel discussant

Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Labor Studies Division

Chicago, IL, 2002

 

“Gender, Bureaucracy and Authority in Organizations”

Sheryl Skaggs, panel discussant

American Sociological Association Meetings, Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender

Chicago, IL, 2002

 

 Teaching

Class, Status and Power                                                                                  Introduction to Sociology

Work and Occupations                                                                                    Gender and Work

Social Stratification (graduate)                                                                   Research and Writing in Sociological Practice Gender and Public Policy (graduate)

Social-Economic Theories (graduate)