Emeriti — AS
William  Edwards

William Edwards

Emeritus Professor

William A. Edwards received his B.A. from Virginia Union University, his M.A. from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USF he taught in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was also a Fellow at the Center for Black Studies. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Boston's William Monroe Trotter Institute. He has been a lecturer at Virginia Union University and a Visiting Professor at Jackson State University. In 1988 he joined the Department of Sociology at USF. Since 1993 he has served as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative. Prior to his academic career he was a City Planner for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Francisco and the San Francisco Planning Department.

His research interests include: Urbanization, consumer credit, sociology and the mystery novel, and globalization and development. He has published on Marcus Garvey, the black underclass, and baseball and the American dream. He is planning a major study of Nurse Eunice Rivers and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

The courses which he has taught include Introduction to Sociology, Globalization and Resistance, Cities and Society, Urbanization and Development, Global Inequalities and Social Justice, Credit, Debt, and Society.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley