Sociology professor Dan Chambliss in Kirner-Johnson at Hamilton College on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Cazenovia College’s 2017 Washburn Distinguished Lecture will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, in the McDonald Lecture Hall in Eckel Hall on the Cazenovia College campus.
“How Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things,” is the topic of the talk that will be presented by Dan Chambliss, professor of sociology at Hamilton College and resident of Cazenovia. Chambliss will draw upon his studies of Olympic swimmers, nurses and doctors as well as college students for his presentation.
Chambliss is the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College. He and his former student Christopher Takacs ’05 co-wrote “How College Works,” published in 2014 by Harvard University Press.
Chambliss’ research interests are formal organizations, social psychology and research methods. “His Champions: The Making of Olympic Swimmers,” was named the 1991 Book of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. His book, “Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses and the Social Organization of Ethics,” won the Eliot Freidson Prize in 1998 from the American Sociological Association. Chambliss also won the ASA’s Theory Prize for his work on organizational excellence.
For more details about Chambliss, visit hamilton.edu/academics/our-faculty/directory/faculty-detail/daniel-chambliss.
The Annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture Series, created by Professor Emerita Margery A. Pinet to honor the memory of her parents, the Rev. Gordon H. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Washburn, highlights notable persons speaking on topics of broad interest.
For information about the lecture series, which is free and open to the public, contact Dr. Grazyna Kozaczka, professor of English and honors program director, at 315-655-7302.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.