Research InterestsMethods and Statistics; Demography; Urban Sociology; Social Psychology
SubfieldsQuantitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity
Richard Williams is a Full Professor and a former Chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1986. His teaching and research interests include Methods and Statistics, Demography, and Urban Sociology. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, Demography, Sociology of Education, Journal of Urban Affairs, Cityscape, Journal of Marriage and the Family, The Stata Journal, and Sociological Methods and Research. His work has focused on Racial, Economic and Institutional Disparities in Home Mortgage Lending; using bibliometric data to assess and evaluate academic productivity; and methodological issues in the analysis of categorical data. Earlier work looked at fertility attitudes and behavioral consistency, interracial friendship in schools, married couple decision making, and methodological issues in the analysis of husband-wife data.