Lloyd Grieger, assistant professor of sociology and a Jackson faculty member, has received the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize, one of Yale’s 2016 Faculty Teaching Prizes, for teaching excellence in the social sciences. Professor Grieger is a social demographer whose research interests include poverty and social policy, the transition to adulthood, family and relationship formation in the United States and South Africa, and quantitative research methods using longitudinal panel data.
Some of his recent courses include: GLBL 121, Applied Quantitative Analysis; GLBL 802, Applied Methods of Analysis; SOCY 602, Poverty and Social Welfare Policy in the United States; and SOCY 614, Sociology of the Family and Kinship.
In 1981, the first three Yale College Teaching Prizes were established, to recognize teaching excellence by ladder faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. In 1989, the Yale College faculty created a fourth prize, to be awarded to a Lecturer, Lector, Senior Lecturer, Senior Lector, or Adjunct Professor. In 1993, a fifth prize was established by an anonymous alumnus in the Class of 1942, to be awarded to “a teacher in Yale College who has given the most time, energy, and effective effort to helping undergraduates learn.” In 2010, the Teaching and Learning Committee took up the work of nominating recipients for an earlier, longstanding prize, the Sarai Ribicoff prize, previously administered by a separate nominating committee.