Robert Faulkner is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He researches, writes, and lectures on social organization, white-collar crime, and the culture of jazz and improvisation.
RECENT AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS - National Science Foundation Grant. Repertoire in Action Among Musicians. 2006-2008. $115,000. Principal Investigator. With Howard S. Becker, Co-PI. - UMASS Grant for Professional Development in Teaching. 2005-2006. - University Distinguished Teaching Award. 2001. University of Massachusetts. - Advancement of The Discipline Award. 1997. Research Award by The American Sociological Association from The National Science Foundation. “Hazards of The Market: Interorganizational Dynamics and Logics of Transactions.” - The Max Weber Award. American Sociological Association. 1995. “The Social Organization of Conspiracy.” Presented by The Organizations and Occupations Section of The ASA for distinguished contributions to the field.Co-Recipient Wayne Baker. - Sociological Research Association. 1995-20008. Elected. 1995. The SRA is an association that recognizes and honors scholars for their outstanding empirical research in the discipline of sociology. - The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award. 1992-1993.University of Massachusetts , Amherst. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. - National Science Foundation Award. 1965-1968. Medical Sociology Fellowship. National Institute of General Medical Science. Department of Sociology. University of California, Los Angeles.
Rob Faulkner and Howard Becker
SERVICE TO THE DISCIPLINE
1995-2000. Administrative Science Quarterly. Editorial Board. 1990-1996. American Journal of Sociology. Consulting Editor. 1982-2011. Empirical Studies of The Arts. Sociology Editor. 1978-1995. Sociology of Work. Editorial Board. 1982-1992. Symbolic Interaction. Advisory Editor. 1978-1981. Symbolic Interaction. Editorial Board. 1987-1994. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 1984-1988. The Society for The Study of Social Problems. Publications Committee. 1982-1983. Society for The Study of Symbolic Interaction. Vice-President. Elect. 1982-1984. Cooley Award, Chair. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. 1983-1984. American Sociological Association. Committee on Sessions. 1980-1981. American Sociological Association. Program Committee. 1979-1982. Eastern Sociological Society. Program and Papers Committees
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“This book consists of a seamless blend of anecdotes and analysis, filled with delight and insight. Robert Faulkner and Howard Becker, writing from their twin perspectives of professional jazz players and renowned scholars, offer an unprecedented understanding of the interpersonal dynamics of jazz performance and the implications of using jazz as a model for understanding negotiations in other realms of human interaction.”—Barry Kernfeld, editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
Robert R. Faulkner, Professor of Sociology at UMASS studies jazz culture, social organization, white-collar crime, organized crime, and ethnographic research. He is also a well-known trumpet player in the Western Massachusetts region and an esteemed author with several books published.