About Joseph B. Gittler
Joseph B. Gittler was a sociologist by training who received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1941. For more than 60 years, he was a member of the faculty at many leading universities in this country and abroad, including Duke University, George Mason University, the University of Rochester, Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School, Hiroshima University in Japan and
Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
A member of the American Sociological Association and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, he wrote numerous scholarly articles and books, including "Understanding Minority Groups"; "Ethnic Minorities in the United States: Perspectives from the Social Sciences"; "Ethnic and Racial Conflict"; and "Ideas of Concord and Discord in Religious Systems," among many others.
The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, made possible through Professor Gittler’s generosity, also honors his mother, Toby Gittler.