Justin Denney named first William Julius Wilson distinguished professor

Justin Denney, WSU College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Justin Denney was still an aspiring, young sociologist, he strove to understand the dynamic forces that shape and perpetuate social inequality.

Then, in graduate school, he came across the signal texts of renowned sociologist and Washington State University alumnus William Julius Wilson.

“Those classic works illuminated a central tenet and contribution of sociological inquiry that had eluded me to some degree,” Denney said. “It was an important moment for me and has influenced my career in a profound way.”

See the full story on the following College of Arts and Sciences site.