Professor Emeritus of Sociology
I received my PH.D. from the University of Oxford in 1966 and taught for two years at the University of East Anglia in England before joining the sociology department at Duke. I have published books on social movements, religion, leisure, sport and social theory. Currently, I am conducting a number of studies of volunteers, looking at who volunteers, for what and how much, and what effect volunteering has on the volunteer.
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being." SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM 27.3 (September 2012): 658-681. Full Text
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Using Normative Theory to Explain the Effect of Religion and Education on Volunteering." Sociological Perspectives (July 2012). (Academic Article)
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Religiosity, Psychological Resources, and Physical Health." JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION 50.3 (September 2011): 588-603. Full Text
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Generativity and Volunteering." Sociological Forum 26 (2011): 645-667. (Academic Article)
Rotolo, T, and Wilson, J. "State-Level Differences in Volunteerism in the United States." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2011): 1-22. (Academic Article)
Rotolo, T, Wilson, J, and Hughes, ME. "Homeownership and Volunteering." Sociological Forum 25.3 (2010): 571-587. (Academic Article)
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "GENETIC VARIATION IN VOLUNTEERISM." SOCIOLOGICAL QUARTERLY 51.1 (2010): 46-64.
Rotolo, T, and Wilson, J. "The effects of children and employment status on the volunteer work of American women." NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY 36.3 (September 2007): 487-503. Full Text