Chair: Theory Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1994-96.
Editorial and Publications Committee SSSP, 1998-2001; 2006-2010 (Chair 2007-2009)
Board of Directors, SSSP (ex officio), 2002-2005.
Editor: Social Problems, 2002-2005.
Editor: Perspectives on Social Problems; JAI Press.
(co-editor with Gale Miller). 1989-2001.
Associate Editor/ Social Problems; 1993-2002.
Editorial Board:American Sociological Review, 1997-2001.
Sociological Inquiry; 1993-1999.
Journal of Family Issues; 1995-1999.
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 1995-present.
Urban Life, 1984-87.
Sociology Compass 2007-present
Symbolic Interaction, 2007-present
Manuscript Reviewer: Social Problems Sociological Focus
American Sociological Review Deviant Behavior
Journal of Marriage and the Family Sociological Inquiry
Sociological Quarterly Symbolic Interaction
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Field Methods
Journal of Aging Studies Personal Relationships
Sociological Methods and Research Cultural Studies
Journal of Family Issues University of California Press
Organization Sciences Sage Publications, London
Qualitative Health Research Lexington Publishers
Social Studies of Science Qualitative Sociology
Studies In Symbolic Interaction Teaching Sociology
Canadian Journal on Aging Cultural Studies
Evaluation and Program Planning Qualitative Inquiry
Selected Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings
“Publishing in Social Problems.” (with Ted Chiricos) 2010. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Atlanta.
“Conversations in Constructionism.” 2009. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. San Francisco.