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CAMPUS WELCOMB--Dr. Jerome Himelhoch, professor of sociology at New College is welco.ed to by students Larry Alexander and Fay Ciese, while Dr. Rollin B. Posey, chairman of the Division of Social Sciences watches. Dr. Himelhocb joins the New College faculty after teaching at Goddard in Vermont, and at Brandeis University.
FOR RELEASE Tuesday, February 8, 1966 A Harvard-educated former Rhodes Scholar has joined the faculty of New College as professor of sociology. Dr. Jerome Himelhoch, until recently professor of sociology at Goddard College in Vermont, now is actively engaged in teaching at New College. Dr. Emily Mumford of New York served as visiting professor of sociology during the fall class term while Dr. Himelhoch was completing his commitments at Goddard. His arrival on campus brings to the New College community a person who has been actively engaged during the last seven years in the study of the problems and potentialities of rural youth, with special emphasis on delinquency. He was director of the Vermont Youth Study, carried on under two Ford Foundation grants and associated work accomplished under a United States Public Health Service Grant. Before his appointment to Goddard in 1959, Dr. Himelhoch taught at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New York University, University of Rochester and Drew University. Dr. Himelhoch is author of several books, one on the stress in American society and another on the social problems in a contemporary America. e also did a volume appraising the first two Kinsey reports, Major fields of interest for the New College sociologist are rural sociology, social psychology, race and ethnic relations, and the sociology of deviance, crime, and delinquency. -more-
Dr. Jerome Himelhoch Page 2 Dr. Himelhoch was the founder and for five years editor of Social Problems, the official journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and remains as advisory editor. He also serves as an institutional representative for the Rhodes Scholars for Brandeis University, is a fellow of the American Sociological Society, a member of the Governor's Committee on Children and Youth for Vermont and a former director of the Vermont Conference of Social Welfare. A native of Michigan, Dr. Himelhoch won a scholarship to attend Harvard College, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with highest honors. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he studied at Oxford for a year and then returned to Columbia University to study international administration and sociology, and earned both his master's and doctoral degrees there. #