Dr. Obie Clayton, JR.

DR. OBIE CLAYTON, JR.

The Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor

 Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University


Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, Georgia

A. Professional Preparation

Emory University Atlanta, Georgia Sociology Ph.D., 1981
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia Sociology M.A., 1978
Millsaps College Jackson, Mississippi Religion/Sociology B.A., 1976

B. Appointments

The Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University and Editor of Phylon 

The Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia School of Social Work and Founding Director of the Center for Social Justice, Civil and Human Rights-The University of Georgia
(August 8, 2011 – January 1, 2014).

Adjunct Faculty of the Morehouse Research Institute and the Chivers – Grant Institute for the Study of Family and Community Issues (August, 2011 – Dec. 2012 ).

Director of Sponsored Programs and Director of the Morehouse Research Institute
(January 5, 2008- August 29, 2011).

C. Publications

• Clayton, O. & Hopps, J. (2013). Human rights and social work in historical and contemporary perspectives. In C. Franklin (Ed.-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Social Work. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.943

• Clayton, O. & Hopps, J. (2012). Marriage and Mental Health: Coping with Depression and Other Problems (Tip Sheet). Fairfax, VA: National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.

• Clayton, O. & Hopps, J. (2012). It’s Not All about Money: Non-Financial Ways Non-Custodial Parents Can Help Their Families (Tip Sheet). Fairfax, VA: National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.

BOOKS:
• An American Dilemma Revisited Race Relations in a Changing World: An American (editor). 1996. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

• Black Fathers in Contemporary American Society: Strength, Weaknesses, and Strategies for Change. eds. O. Clayton, R. Mincy and D. Blankenhorn. 2003. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

D. Synergistic Activities
President, Association of Black Sociologists. 2014-2015.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
President, Association of Black Sociologists. 2014-2015.

BOARDS:

Supreme Court of Georgia’s Commission on Children, Marriage and Law (2006- present)

E. Collaborators & Other Affiliations

2014 Received $100,00.00 grant from the Mellon Foundation to incorporate research into the social science curriculum.

Received $30,000.00 from the Carnegie Corporation for a symposium on the Shelby decision and its effect on minority voting behavior.

Received $24,000.00 from the Russell Sage Foundation to publish the papers from the Shelby decision.

2010 Received $ 1,000,000 grant from DHHS/Office of Minority Health for a consortium of 5 HBCU’s to address Minority Male Health.
2009 Received $ 900,000 grant from DHHS/Office of Minority Health for a consortium of 5 HBCU’s to address Minority Male Health.

Received $570,000 from the Administration for Children and Families/DHHS to develop methodologies to strengthen families.

2008 Received $ 900,000 grant from DHHS/Office of Minority Health for a consortium of 5 HBCU’s to address Minority Male Health.

Received $570,000 from the Administration for Children and Families/DHHS to develop methodologies to strengthen families.