Jane D. McLeod
Jane D. McLeod is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Social & Historical Sciences and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. Jane came to IUB 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 concerned with the social psychology of inequality and mental health inequalities, and considers the recent completion of her co-editorship of Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality a career high point. Jane was recently honored with the James R. Greenley Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health (from the Society for the Study of Social Problems) and the Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health. When not at work, Jane loves to spend time in her house near the woods, cooking, hiking, singing in a choir, and walking her two puppies.