Boyd appointed ASR deputy editor

Robert L. Boyd, a professor in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University, has been appointed to serve as a deputy editor of the American Sociological Review -- the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association.

ASR is widely regarded by many as the most prestigious journal in the discipline of sociology.

At MSU, Boyd teaches courses in introductory sociology, urban sociology and racial minorities. His research examines how the "Great Migrations" of blacks to cities in the early 20th Century transformed the character of black business enterprise and urban black communities in the United States. He is the author of more than 50 refereed journals.

Boyd earned a BBA in human resources management at Florida Atlantic University, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Florida, and holds a doctoral degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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