Company: The University of Chicago
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Richard Taub, Chairman of the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social sciences education.
More than five decades ago, Dr. Taub made the decision to go into academia as his way of making the world a better place. By teaching the future generation in social sciences and human development, he has by proxy, gone on to influence thousands of young adults who have gone on to lead their own remarkable careers. His latest position had been as the chairman of the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. He worked in this role from 2000 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2015. Prior to taking on this position, Dr. Taub was the associate dean at the institution. He originally joined the faculty in 1969, starting as an assistant professor and working his way to the Paul Klapper Professor of Social Sciences position. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Dr. Taub taught sociology as an assistant professor at Brown University from 1965 to 1969.
In his own academic background, Dr. Taub first earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1959. He continued at Harvard University, receiving a Master of Arts in 1962 and a PhD in social relations in 1966. He attributes his success in the field to his mentors, especially Mark Janowitz, who was the chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago when he first started working there. In addition to teaching, Dr. Taub has written several works on related subject matter. His book, “Bureaucrats Under Stress,” became required reading for the Indian Civil Service Course. He considers this one of his most crowning achievements in the field, along with the work he accomplished in growing the program of public policy at the University of Chicago.
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