Jane D. McLeod
Jane D. McLeod is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies. She also teaches in the Human Biology Program. Jane came to IU in 1998, after serving on the faculties at the University of Minnesota and SUNY-Albany. Her research traverses the areas of social psychology, medical sociology, sociology of mental health, stratification, and the life course. She is currently working on projects concerning the implications of mental health problems for the transition to adulthood (with funding from NICHD), the position of social psychology within sociology, and the social psychology of stratification. She collaborates regularly with other faculty and graduate students, and also enjoys working with students on their Masters and dissertation projects. When not at work, Jane loves to spend time in her house near the woods, hanging out with her family, cooking, hiking, singing in a choir, and walking her two dogs. Jane has served as Chair of several sections of the American Sociological Association, and is currently chair-elect of the Social Psychology section. She was Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs in 2008-09 and is currently a CIC Academic Leadership Program fellow.