| the history of wake forest
Until 1978 sociology and anthropology were
united in one department. In that year they
were separated, in part because the sociology
staff voted to discontinue its M.A. program,
whereas the anthropologists wished to retain
theirs. I have chosen to present the two fields
as different disciplines, placing faculty mem-
bers in the areas of their primary strength.
The senior sociologist in 1967 was clarence h.
patrick (B.A., Wake Forest; B.D., Andover New-
ton; Ph.D., Duke), who had been at Wake Forest
since 1946 and was, in fact, the first full-time
sociologist in the College’s history. He was the
compiler and editor of a volume entitled Police,
Crime, and Society, and, almost continuously
from 1949 to 1981, he was a member of a State
of North Carolina board or commission in the
field of corrections. He retired in 1978.2
the department of sociology
I am again indebted to Clarence H. Patrick’s A Brief History of Sociology and Anthropology at Wake
Forest University 1900–1978 (1980) and also to Sociology at Wake Forest University: 1900–1982, by
Clarence H. Patrick and John R. Earle (1983).
See “A Man on the Point of Change,” an article by Anne Adkins in The Wake Forest Magazine,
XXV (Spring 1978), 16–17. Also see “Scholarship and Compassion,” a “talk” with Patrick and Emily
Herring Wilson in The Wake Forest Magazine, XXVIII (Winter 1981), 29–31.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 1969: Pendleton Banks, Stan Tefft, Phil Perricone, John Earle, William
Gulley, Howard Schwartz, Clarence Patrick, David Evans
Department of Sociology in 1982: Catherine Harris, John Earle, Anne Marshall (secretary), Phil Perricone, Willie
Pearson, William Gulley, Kenneth Bechtel.