Michael J. Webber
Professor Michael J. Webber has
been serving the University in an administrative capacity since
2003 and was recently appointed Dean of the School of
Mike received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University
of California, Santa Cruz. He also earned an M.Sc. in Industrial
Relations from the University of Wales, Cardiff and a B.Sc.(Econ)
in Politics and History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
His research and teaching has been mainly in the area of political
sociology but he has also taught courses on sociological theory,
nationalism and social movements and revolution.
His research has concentrated on how business is connected to
political processes in the United States, focusing on the New Deal
era. He is the author of New Deal Fat Cats: Business, Labor,
and Campaign Finance in the 1936 Presidential Election
(Fordham University Press 2000) and, with Professor G. William
Domhoff, Class and Power in the New Deal: Corporate Moderates,
Southern Conservatives and the Liberal-Labor Coalition
(Stanford University Press, 2011).
Associate Dean of Academic Program Review, Assessment and Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Dean of the School of Management