Robert B. Enright, Jr.

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago
M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Select Publications

Gerontological Society of America - Video Guide to accompany Sociology, Fourth Edition by Hess, Markson, and Stein, Instructor's Manual, 1993, Macmillan.
Employed Caregivers of Brain-Impaired Adults: An Assessment of the Dual Role. Published by the Family Survival Project for Brain-Damaged Adults, San Francisco, California 1987.
Book Manuscript Review: The Joy of Stats: A Short Guide to Elementary Applied Statistics by Roberta Garner, Reviewed for the Broadview Press, 2004.
Article “Skill Upgrading and Employer Expectations of Workers” Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on the Small City and Regional Community (with Randy Cray).
"Local Government's Fiscal Stress in the New Federalism Era," with Edward J. Miller, Robert P. Wolensky in Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, edited by Thomas L. Van Valey and Sue R. Crull, Center for the Small City, Forthcoming, 1993.
"Time Spent Caregiving and Help Received by Spouses and Adult Children of Brain-Impaired Adults," The Gerontologist, Vol. 31:375-383, 1991.

Conferences and Presentations

PAPER: “A Portrait of Wisconsin from the 2000 Census” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, March 19, 2002.
“World Population Change: Boom or Bust?” presented at the 2000 Annual Conference for the Social Sciences, March 30-31, Appleton, WI, with Larry Weiser.
PAPER: “Skill Upgrading and Employer Expectations in Central Wisconsin” Twelfth Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, October 1996, Louisville, Kentucky.
PAPER: “Evaluating an Area’s Labor Pool: Employer Assessment and Expectations of Workers”, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, June 1996, Madison, Wisconsin (with Randy Cray).
PAPER: “Corporate Eldercare: Potential and Limitations,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, California, April 1994.
"How Caregivers' Employment Affects the Quality and Quantity of Care." Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging, New Orleans, LA, March 1991.

Honors and Awards

  • University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004
  • Sociology Department Excellence in Teaching Award, Three times.
  • Finalist, Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Award, 1997.
  • Sociology Department Scholar Award, Department of Sociology, Five times.
  • Finalist, University Scholar Award, 1988.
  • Vice Chancellor's Merit Recognition (numerous).
  • Dean's Merit Recognition (numerous).