Bill Clute, PhD
- Professor Emeritus of Sociology
- Occupations/Professions, Work and Labor Markets
William Clute has been in the department for over 36 years. During this time he has taught over 14,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate. For over 20 years, he taught primarily upper division and graduate level courses with emphasis in Sociology of Work (Occupations/Professions and Organizations), Urban Sociology, and Social Gerontology.
He has also created special courses such as Team Research Seminar and Using Multimedia to Examine Social and Cultural Change. He has done extensive consulting work and applied research, both with teams and students as well as private consulting.
He has received University Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Consulting. For the last 14 years his passion has been in undergraduate teaching. He has devoted his creative skills to developing interactive data analysis, computer slideshows, computer lab sessions, multimedia presentations, and team research and consulting projects as well as learning the names of hundreds of students each semester with whom he frequently interacts outside the classroom.
Currently, he has developed his Soc. 3180: Occupations and Careers courses in which he teaches students the social structure of work as well as helping students use this sociological knowledge to relate their education to their own career plans.