In Memoriam: Maureen Hallinan, 1940-2014

maureen_hallinan_200Maureen Hallinan, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Sociology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, died late last month in South Bend. She was 73 years old.

Dr. Hallihan joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1984 after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. At Notre Dame, she was only the second woman to be appointed to an endowed chair. She was the founding director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity.

Professor Hallihan was the author or editor of nine books including Restructuring Schools: Promising Practices and Policies, The Social Organization of Schools, Handbook of the Sociology of Education, and Frontiers in Sociology of Education. She served as president of the American Sociological Association and the Sociological Research Association.

Dr. Hallihan was a graduate of Marymount College. She held a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in sociology and education from the University of Chicago.

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