Wilfred Holton

Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Ph.D. in Sociology, Boston University, 1972


Email: w.holton@neu.edu

Areas of Research/Interest:

• Urban Sociology
• Social History of Boston
• Intergroup Relations
• Service-Learning
• Applied Research

Selected Publications

“Die Anfänge von Service Learning an deutschen Universitäten”, chapter in Raus aus dem Elfenbeinturm? Entwicklungen in Service Learning und bürgerschaftliches Engagement an deutschen Hochsculen (2009).

Boston’s Back Bay: The Story of America’s Greatest Nineteenth Century Landfill Project, (University Press of New England, 2006).

“Diversity in the Victorian North End,” chapter in Victorian Boston Today (2004).

External Affiliations:

• Society for the Study of Social Problems, former Division Chair
• Founding President, The Partnership of the Historic Bostons
• The New England Organization of Human Services Education, former President
• The National Organization for Human Services, former board member
• The Bostonian Society, former Library Committee member
• Fellow, The Massachusetts Historical Society

Courses Taught Undergraduate:

• SOCL 1100 College: An Introduction
• SOCL 1220 Sociology of Boston | SOC U220 Sociology of Boston
• SOCL 2245 Sociology of Poverty
• HS 234 Human Services Research and Evaluation | SOC U324 Spring 2005 syllabus
• SOCL 4600 Senior Seminar in Sociology | SOC 600 Spring 2005 syllabus