TYRONE A. FORMAN
Professor


BA, Vassar College, 1992
MA, Northwestern University, 1994
PhD, University of Michigan, 2001


Telephone (312) 413-5607
Fax (312) 996-5799
Email: tyforman@uic.edu

 

 

 
       
 

Professor Forman is a sociologist and a nationally recognized voice on intergroup prejudice and discrimination, comparative race and ethnic relations, American youth and public opinion, and survey research methods. He has conducted innovative studies of the ways that discrimination and constrained opportunity shape the life experiences of racial and ethnic minorities as well as the sociocultural factors that influence intergroup relations and attitudes among youth and adults. In exploring these issues, he has developed four main foci: (1) the changing nature and social consequences of intergroup prejudice and discrimination; (2) young whites' racial attitudes in the post-civil rights era; (3) intergroup relations among people of color; and (4) health and well-being of adults and adolescents. His work on these topics has appeared in leading social science journals including: Social Problems, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Discourse and Society, Race and Society, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, Youth and Society, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Health Education and Behavior, American Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Journal of Black Psychology. His research has received support from the Russell Sage Foundation, Fletcher Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for best article from the American Sociological Association's Section and Racial and Ethnic Minorities, a Fellowship at Stanford University's Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, a Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship (nicknamed by selection chair Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the "Guggenheims for race issues"), and a Fellowship at Stanford Universit's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

He is also a widely respected thought leader, university administrator, and consultant on diversity and inclusion. Professor Forman serves on the Advisory Board of Phillips Academy's Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) -- a national program that addresses the lack of diversity in our nation's teaching faculties. He recently chaired the Recruitment and Admissions Committee of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) Biomedical Research Workforce Action Group -- a national effort focused on improving scientific evidence for university interventions that increase the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. He currently serves as Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously he was director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race & Difference at Emory University. He is also a former Chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

   
Tyrone Forman. Professor. 
University of Illinois at Chicago. 
Telephone (312) 413-5607. Fax (312) 996-5799. Email: tyforman@uic.edu.
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