Please join us in congratulating Distinguished Professor Emeritus J. Scott Long on being awarded the 2022 Pedagogy Award from the Methodology Section of the American Sociological Association for “sustained excellence in contributions in the teaching or mentorship of sociological methodology.” The Pedagogy Award complements Scott’s 2002 Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for outstanding contributions to methodology. It is a well-deserved honor in recognition of the many, many scientists across disciplines who took his classes, attended his workshops, consulted as colleagues and/or read his books, and upped their methodological game in response.
Comments from current faculty:
Scott was such a welcoming presence in my first year here in the IU sociology department. Here is one example of the impact Scott had on me.
In my first few months at IU, I emailed Scott to ask him about a Stata package he had written. I just wanted a little info about the package, but five minutes later I got an email that said, “come to my office.” Scott spent the next half hour explaining the package to me, demonstrating how it works in detail. I was shocked at how much time he spent helping me, someone who he had just met not that long before. And I used this methodology in the paper! I won’t forget that.
Sounds familiar! Scott has always been incredibly generous with his time and a brilliant teacher.
I -- and so many of us -- could have written the same thing Koji did. Over the years Scott gave me way more than half an hour of his time time and attention! J He improved my work immensely. I benefitted from so much good mentoring from so many generous senior colleagues in this department. Scott was in good company.