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Seton Hall University
Anthony Haynor.


Anthony Haynor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work

(973) 275-5856

Anthony Haynor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work

A continuing interest of mine is in how sociology as a distinct form of consciousness has evolved, from the beginning of the field up to the present.  I have studied the efforts of sociologists to (1) arrive at a general understanding of basic social processes such as cooperation, competition, and exchange), (2) understand our particular period of human history (modernity, postmodernity) as well as the quest for meaning undertaken by those exist under these conditions, and (3) anticipate future developments. I am also very interested in how sociology can contribute in a meaningful way to human betterment, and in this connection have developed a methodology for social problem-solving.  I have explored the question: How can sociology inform our quest for a viable social order?  The integration of sociology and ethics has been and continues to be central to my work.  A long-term project is the development of a new curriculum capable of synthesizing the various domains of knowledge. 


  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University, 1983
  • M.A., M.Phil., Rutgers University, 1977, 1978
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1973


  • Author of Social Practice: Philosophy and Method (Kendall/Hunt, 2003)
  • Recipient of Seton Hall University Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) grant (2007-Present) to do research on the impact of the social problem-solving model developed in Social Practice: Philosophy and Method on the functioning of community organizations
  • Contributor of five entries to Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy  (Scarecrow, 2007)
  • Vice-President of the New Jersey Chapter of the World Future Society (Based at Seton Hall University since 2005), and speaker at International Conference of the World Future Society in 2008 and 2009
  • Inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society) and currently Chapter Representative of Seton Hall Chapter (Iota Chapter of New Jersey)
  • Engaged in project to organize and publish the collected works of Harry C. Bredemeier (1920-1997), noted systems and exchange theorist, Rutgers University

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