Karraker, Meg Wilkes
Office Location: OEC 445
BA, Clemson University
MS, North Carolina State University
Ph.D, University of Minnesota
At St. Thomas since 1990
Meg Wilkes Karraker is Professor of Sociology and Family Business Center Fellow at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches courses on global gender, marriages and families, adolescence, sociological theories, and both the introductory and capstone courses in sociology.
Dr. Karraker is the co-author of Families with Futures: Family Studies into the 21st Century (2/e, Routledge, 2012), author of Global Families (2/e, Sage, 2013), and author of the forthcoming The Other People: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014). She is completing a monograph on her research in “Bluffton” (a small city in the upper Midwest), Catholic Sisters, Diversity, and a Good Society and recently embarked on a new project "Family Values, Business Virtues" on family business members' investment in their communities.
Karraker is a former Executive Officer of Sociologists for Women in Society and President Emerita of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD, the international sociology honor society). She is also a member of the American Sociological Association's Department Resources Group, which consults with sociology faculty and programs around the country.
Karraker has been honored as the Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year in 2005 and the Midwest Sociological Society’s Jane Addams Award for service to girls and women in 2012.