Charles E. Hurst, UWM '65

Charles E. Hurst, UWM '65

Charles graduated from UWM with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in sociology and earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Connecticut ( 1971 ). His research has focused on issues of poverty and inequality in the U.S., the use of social theory to understand contemporary social issues, and the nature of Amish society. He is the author of Living Theory: The application of Classical Social Theory to Contemporary Life, author of Social lnequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences editions 1-8, and co-author of An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World’s largest Amish Community, which won the Dale W. Brown 2011 award for outstanding scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. He taught for one year at UW-Fox Valley (now UW-Oshkosh Fox Valley), four years at UW-La Crosse, and 38 years at The College of Wooster.

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Dr. Hurst wishes to support a deserving College of Letters & Science student and help them reach their educational goals.

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