Joseph Galaskiewicz is Professor of Sociology and has a courtesy appointment in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Currently he is Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology and Director of the Certificate Program in Computational Social Science in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Arizona he was Professor of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Strategic Management & Organization in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
He is the author/co-author of several monographs and an edited volume with Stanley Wasserman. He has published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Administrative Science Quarterly, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Science Research, NVSQ, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociological Research and Methods, International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Management Science, Urban Affairs Quarterly, and Sociological Quarterly among other places.
Galaskiewicz's co-authored ASR article in 2004 and ASQ article in 2006 won the Best Article Published Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. In 2014 he was given the Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research. In 2017 he was co-winner of the 2016-17 Graduate College Teaching and Mentoring Award, University of Arizona. In 2008-09 he served as chair of the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association. He is also past President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and a former Fulbright Scholar in Japan.