Catherine Richards Solomon
Professor of Sociology
Program Director for Gerontology
Dr. Solomon is a Professor of Sociology. An expert in family sociology, Dr. Solomon teaches in the areas of families, gender, and aging as well as introductory sociology. She is passionate about cultivating the sociological imagination in students and being a part of their intellectual growth. At Quinnipiac, she directs the Gerontology program and is a founding member of the Age-Friendly University steering committtee.
Dr. Solomon studies how individuals construct work and personal lives that make sense to them. The majority of her scholarship focuses on professors’ work/life management. She also has explored how stay-at-home fathers construct their fatherhood identities and sense of masculinity, about which she wrote a book, "The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States." She also has co-edited a book about work/family policies. See her CV for more details about her scholarship.
She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, her Master’s in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University, and her Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology (with Honors) and English from University of Oregon. She currently serves as the Book Review Editor for the premier journal Gender & Society.