Biographical Sketch:
Dr. John Moland, Jr.

Dr. John Moland, Jr. (1926-2010) received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Sociology from Fisk University and the Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He was the recipient of Departmental Honors in Sociology and the Sidney-Hillman Scholarship for graduate study at Fisk University. In addition, he received a Carnegie Corporation Stipend for Research for his Master’s thesis at Fisk University and a LaVerne Noyes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Chicago. Dr. Moland served as Professor of Sociology at Florida A & M University and Grambling State University. He also served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fisk University. In 1988, Professor Moland retired from Southern University, after holding a number of positions, including: Director of the Social Science Research Center and Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work; Assistant to the President for Federal Relations and Grants, Director of International Development Programs; and Title XII representative. His international experiences include; Research Consultant to the United State Department of Agriculture and the United State Agency for International Development (USDA/USAID) as Research Team Leader for projects in Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa.

In addition, he received a Carnegie Corporation Stipend for Research for his Master’s thesis at Fisk University and a LaVerne Noyes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Chicago. Dr. Moland served as Professor of Sociology at Florida A & M University and Grambling State University. He also served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fisk University. Dr. Moland served as Director of the Southern University/Louisiana State/USAID ACRE Project in Sierra Leone West Africa.

After retiring from Southern University, Dr. Moland was employed as Professor of Sociology and Director of Social Research at Alabama State University and in 1991 he assumed the position of Acting Chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences. In 1990, Dr. Morland was the recipient of the W.E.B. DuBois Award from the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, and in 1994, he was elected President of the Southern Sociological Society. For this achievement, he was the recipient of A Resolution of Commendation from the Legislature of the State of Alabama (HJR 33). Dr. Morland has served as President of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists and the Southwestern Sociological Society. He has held a number of elected and appointed positions in the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Moland has more than 25 articles published in Refereed Journals; a number of chapters in books; and many book reviews. An excellent article on civil rights, “The Value Oriented Civil Rights Movement and Passive Resistance” was published in the summer issue of Sociological Inquiry. He is listed in American Men of Science, American Men and Women of Science; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and others. In 200l, Dr. Moland retired from Alabama State University where he was serving as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology.

Dr. John Moland, Jr.