Tentative Conference Schedule: Coming soon
Tim Clydesdale is professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey. A first-generation college graduate, he earned his baccalaureate degree at Wheaton College (IL). In 1994 he completed his PhD in sociology at Princeton University. After two years of teaching at Gordon College, Clydesdale joined The College of New Jersey, where he has served as department chair, faculty senator, and trustee representative, and currently serves as Professor of Sociology. He has been invited to speak about his research at more than 35 colleges, universities, and scholarly associations across the U.S. His research on the post-high school transition culminated in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School (University of Chicago Press, 2007). A subsequent grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. supported research on the effectiveness of undergraduate initiatives with a vocational focus. Clydesdale’s book based on that research, Changing on Purpose: When Students and Professors Find Their Calling, will be published in 2014 by the University of Chicago Press. Currently in process is a book on understanding the changing spirituality of emerging adults, and research on the first year after college graduation.