Linda M. Burton was appointed dean of the Social Sciences Division of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, effective July 1. Currently, Dr. Burton is the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at the university.
Professor Burton has been on the Duke faculty since 2006. Previously, she was a professor at Pennsylvania State University. She serves on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review, the Journal of Marriage and Family, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society.
Dr. Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.