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FSU Sociology Professor Edits Book About Race Relations on College Campuses

Dr. Robert M. Moore III, an associate professor of sociology at Frostburg State University, has edited a new book about race relations on college campuses.

In "The Quality and Quantity of Contact: African Americans and Whites on College Campuses," almost 30 contributors from nearly 20 academic institutions explore interracial contact on predominantly white campuses across the nation, with consideration given to key sociological variables. The book's articles include many facets of the college experience, including teaching, faculty-student contact, social distance, dating and music. Some are based on personal experience. Moore's contribution is entitled, "Race, Gender and Intimacy on a College Campus."

"I enjoy discussing issues related to race because it allows students to think about so many other important aspects of their lives that allow for personal growth," Moore says.

This fall, he plans to use the book as a text for the two sections of a popular class he teaches, "Racial and Cultural Minorities."

To acquire the articles for his book, Moore, who is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, solicited contributions from members of that organization, issued a call for papers in the Chronicle of Higher Education and posted requests on relevant listservs.

Published in June 2002 by the University Press of America, the 370-page book is available from the publisher, at or by special order at bookstores.

For information, contact Moore at (301) 687-4995 or

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