Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Psychology
Life Course Studies, Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Glen H. Elder, Jr. is Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Research Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he manages a research program on life course studies. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California (Berkeley) and Cornell University. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elder has served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association (1989), and as President of the Society for Research on Child Development (1995-97). His books (authored, co-authored, edited) include Children of the Great Depression (1974; 1999, expanded edition), Children in Time and Place (1993), Examining Lives in Context (1995), Developmental Science (1996), Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America (2000), and The Craft of Life Course Research (2009).