July 21, 2004

Sheley appointed alumni relations director

Joseph Sheley, twice a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, will add interim director of alumni relations and executive director of the CSUS Alumni Association to his current duties as dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies beginning Aug. 1, CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez announced today. Dean Sheley will remain in both roles until a permanent alumni director is named.

Photo of Joseph Sheley
Joseph Sheley

Current alumni relations director Steve Black will move to university advancement as a field officer for major gifts.

At CSUS Sheley received his bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in sociology. He then earned his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts.

Prior to returning to CSUS, he taught and served as chair of the department of sociology at Tulane University. While with Tulane he also served as the academic program administrator for the HUD Campus Affiliates Program and was a Mellon Foundation Fellow and visiting lecturer in Cali, Colombia. In 1996 he rejoined CSUS as dean.

Sheley’s academic and research interests stretch across the fields of criminology and sociology, and include specific areas such as social control, criminal justice policy, sociology of law, medical sociology, cross-cultural health and violence research.

Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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