Rutledge Dennis

Portrait of Rutledge Dennis

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Campus: Fairfax
Office: Horizon Hall 6279


Rutledge M. Dennis is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. He received the B.A. in Social Science and Sociology from South Carolina State University and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University. Prior to joining the George Mason faculty, he was the first Coordinator of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

His teaching and research interests include the sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, and the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois.

He is a past president of the Association of Black Sociologists. His many honors and awards include the following: Sigma Rho Sigma Research Award; Boys Clubs of America Community Award; Reise-Melton Cross-Cultural Award; Alpha Phi Alpha Academic and Literary Achievement Award; the Joseph S. Himes Distinguished Scholarship Award, presented by the Association of Black Sociologists, and the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, presented by the American Sociological Association.