Professor Ted Chiricos Named New Editor of Social Problems

September 11, 2007

Filed Under: Faculty, Research


Ted Chiricos, William Julius Wilson Professor of Criminology in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been named the next editor of Social Problems.

The journal is one of the most respected and widely read professional journals in the social sciences and is published for The Society for the Study of Social Problems. It publishes accessible, relevant, and innovative articles that present influential sociological findings and theories that have the ability to help us better understand our complex social environment.

“Ted is an excellent fit as editor of Social Problems given his sociological background and associated theoretical and research interests and expertise,” says Tom Blomberg, dean of the College. “Having the editorship in the College provides many learning experiences for our graduate students. With three different journals, Social Problems, Criminology and Public Policy, and the Journal of Drug Issues being housed in the College, graduate students get hands-on experience with the peer-review publications process. This experience gives them additional insight into how scientifically rigorous research is constructed and developed for publication.”

Chiricos will assume the editorship in June 2008.