Rowan Sociology Professor Earns National Recognition

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Dr. Mark Hutter, Rowan University professor of sociology and coordinator of the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program, recently received the National Council on Family Relations? (NCFR) 2004 Jan Trost

Dr. Mark Hutter, Rowan University professor of sociology and coordinator of the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program, recently received the National Council on Family Relations? (NCFR) 2004 Jan Trost Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative Family Studies.

Hutter, a Haddonfield resident, received the award during recent NCFR national conference in Orlando, Fla. The Trost Award recognizes outstanding contributions and excellence in cross-cultural/cross-national family scholarship.

Hutter has excelled in his field as the author of The Changing Family: Comparative Perspective and editor of The Family Experience: A Reader in Cultural Diversity, and also served as associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies for more than 20 years. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. A Rowan professor for more than 30 years, Hutter teaches courses in sociology of the family, urban sociology and social psychology.

Under Hutter?s direction, the Honors Program emphasizes interdisciplinary study and active learning for students who wish to take more initiative in their educational experiences and work collaboratively with similarly motivated peers. Interest earned from the recent $1 milion gift of attorney and William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation trustee Thomas N. Bantivoglio will make these enriched academic and research activities available to more students. The gift also will fund research assistantships and scholarships, equipment needs, out-of-class student programs and field trips and opportunities for students to work directly with faculty scholars in research activities.

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