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Social sciences educator

Ronald Louis Breiger, American social sciences educator. Fellow Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1985-1986.


Breiger, Ronald Louis was born on March 19, 1948 in New York City. Son of Lazarus H. and Lillian E. (Berman) Breiger.


AB, Brandeis University, 1966—1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1970—1975.


Assistant professor of sociology Harvard University, 1975—1979, associate professor of sociology, 1979—1981. Professor of sociology Cornell University, Ithaca, 1981—1995, department chairman, 1988—1993, Goldwin Smith professor sociology, 1995—2000. Professor of sociology University of Arizona, since 2000.

Visiting professor University of Lille-1, France, 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (journal) Social Networks, 1998—2006. Author: (collected works) Explorations in Structural Sociology (Harvard Studies in Sociology series). Chair (symposium) National Academy of Sciences workshop on Dynamic Network Models and Analysis.


Member of National Science Foundation (member sociology panel 1988-1990), Sociological Research Association, International Network for Social Network Analysis (member executive board 2003-2007, executive board member 2003, Simmel award 2005), American Sociological Association (executive committee, section on mathematics sociology 2000-2002, chair section on mathematics sociology since 2009).


Married Linda Ruth Waugh, May 20, 1984. 1 child David Luis Waugh-Breiger.

Lazarus H. Breiger

Lillian E. (Berman) Breiger

Linda Ruth Waugh

David Luis Waugh-Breiger