Jane D. McLeod
Professor of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Social & Historical Sciences and for Graduate Education
Jane is Professor of Sociology and has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, as well as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs in 2008-09. She received her PhD in Sociology from University of Michigan in 1987. Jane came to IU in 1998, after serving on the faculties at SUNY-Albany and the University of Minnesota.
Jane’s research traverses the areas of social psychology, medical sociology, sociology of mental health, stratification, and the life course. Her current projects concern the implications of mental health problems for the transition to adulthood, the social psychology of stratification, and the development of a new model for studying social stress processes; she is also editor of the Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality for Springer’s Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research series. Jane is a two-time recipient of the Best Publication Award from the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association and was the keynote speaker for the 11th International Conference on Social Stress Research. Jane has served as Chair of several sections of the American Sociological Association, and is currently a member of the Program Committee for the 2013 meetings. She was a CIC Academic Leadership Program fellow in 2009-10.