Quadagno, Jill Sobel

Jill Sobel
Quadagno
Year Inducted: 
1984
Jill Sobel Quadagno
Highlights: 
  • Book The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty was selected as a Finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society of Social Problems and named the 1994 Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights
  • 1994: American Sociological Association Section on Aging Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Senior Policy Advisor in 1994 on the President’s Bi-Partisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform
  • 2002: KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Book One Nation, Uninsured: Why the US Has No National Health Insurance Best Seller in Medicine for 2005-06 and a Finalist for the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association
Biography: 

Jill Sobel Quadagno, Professor of Sociology, is a leading expert on aging, health, and income security issues.  Her lauded works have made her an important force in today’s policy decisions.

Dr. Quadagno began her career in education as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas from 1977-1987.  She transitioned to Florida State University in 1988, where she currently remains as a Professor of Sociology as well as the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar in Social Gerontology.  Her career has also included serving as a Visiting Professor at Harvard University (Fall, 1998).

She  has been awarded Fellowships by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Midwest Council for Social Research in Aging, the National Science Foundation on National Needs, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Sociological Association, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial, and the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Dr. Quadagno is the author of many articles and books.  The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty, published in 1994, was selected as a Finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society of Social Problems, was named the Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights by the Gustavos Meyers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America, and was an Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association.  Her most recent book, One Nation, Uninsured: Why the US Has No National Health Insurance (2005), was named the Best Seller in Medicine for 2005-06 by YBP Library Services and was a Finalist for the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association. 

She is a much-sought after participant in United States politics for her work.  She served as Senior Policy Advisor in 1994 on the President’s Bi-Partisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform.  In 2006, spoke on a panel for the annual Issues Conference for Democratic Senators.  She also was invited to serve on the National Advisory Council on Seniors for the Hilary Clinton Presidential Campaign and later on the Florida Retirement Security Policy Committee for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign.

Highlighting the list of outstanding awards she has been honored with are the University of Kansas Carroll D. Clark Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 1976, a University Teaching Award from Florida State University in 1992, and FSU’s Professorial Excellence Program award in 1999.  The American Sociological Association, whom she served as President for from 1997-1998, awarded her the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Aging (1994) and the Leo G. Reeder Award from the Section on Medical Sociology (2008).  In 2002, the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored her with the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award.

Honors & Achievements: 
  • Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1964
  • Sociology Honor Society, elected 1964
  • Social Science Honor Society, elected 1964
  • National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow, 1965-66
  • Midwest Council for Social Research in Aging Predoctoral Fellow, 1974-76
  • Carroll D. Clark Award for Outstanding Scholarship, University of Kansas, 1976
  • National Science Foundation National Needs Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-80
  • Kansas Women's Hall of Fame, 1984
  • National Science Foundation Visiting Professorship for Women, Harvard    University, 1988
  • Elected a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, 1992
  • University Teaching Award, Florida State University, 1992
  • Vice President, American Sociological Association, 1993
  • Elected Member of the Sociological Research Association, 1993
  • Elected Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, 1993
  • Congressional Fellowship, American Sociological Association, 1994
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1994-95
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1994-95
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Section on Aging, American Sociological Association, 1994

Awards for The Color of Welfare:

  • Selected for National Press Club's Authors Night and Book Fair, 1994.           
  • Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems,1995
  • Honorable Mention, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Section on Political Sociology, American Sociological Association, 1995.
  • Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights, Gustavos Meyers Center for    the Study of Human Rights in North America, January, 1996.
  • President, American Sociological Association, 1997-98
  • Professorial Excellence Program award, Florida State University, 1999
  • 2001-2002 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Kansas    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Morris Rosenberg Memorial Lecture, Department of Sociology, University of    Maryland, 2004.
  • Davis Lecturer, Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago,    2005.
  • Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award for “Why the US Has No National Health Insurance,” Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological    Association, 2005.
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 2005.

 

Awards for One Nation, Uninsured

  • Best Seller in Medicine, 2005-06, YBP Library Services. 
  • Finalist, Distinguished Book Award, Section on Political Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2006.
  • Speaker on panel, “Getting to Universal Coverage: Challenges and Opportunities” annual Issues Conference for Democratic Senators, invited by Senator Harry Reid, 2006.
  • Invited Member, National Advisory Council on Seniors, Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, 2007-08.
  • Invited Member, Florida Retirement Security Policy Committee, Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, 2008.
  • Leo G. Reeder Award, Section on Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2008.
Books: 
  • 2005    Quadagno, Jill.  One Nation, Uninsured: Why the US Has No National Health Insurance.  Oxford University Press. 
  • Chapters 1 and 8 reprinted in Perspectives in Medical Sociology, Phil Brown Editor.  Waveland Press.
  • 1999    Quadagno, Jill.  Aging and the Life Course.  McGraw Hill.  (2nd edition 2001; 3rd edition 2004; 4th edition 2008)
  • 1996    Hardy, Melissa, Larry Hazelrigg, and Jill Quadagno.  Ending a Career in the Auto Industry: 30 and Out.  Plenum Press. 
  • Cowart, Marie and Jill Quadagno, (editors).  From Nursing Homes to Home Care. Haworth Press. 
  • 1995    Quadagno, Jill and Debra Street (editors).  Aging for the Twenty-First Century.  St. Martins Press.
  • 1994    Quadagno, Jill.  The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty. Oxford University Press. 
  • 1991    Myles, John and Jill Quadagno (editors).   States, Labor Markets and the Future of Old Age Policy.  Temple University Press.
  • 1988    Quadagno, Jill.  The Transformation of Old Age Security:  Class and Politics in the American Welfare State.  University of Chicago Press.
  • 1985    Queen, Stuart, Robert Habenstein, and Jill S. Quadagno.  The Family in Various Cultures.  Harper and Row.
  • Peterson, Warren and Jill Quadagno (editors).  Social Bonds in Later Life: Aging and Interdependence.  Sage Publications.
  • 1982    Quadagno, Jill.  Aging in Early Industrial Society:  Work, Family and Social Policy in Nineteenth Century England.  Academic Press.
  • More than 50 articles on aging, health and income security issues.

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