Jamie Dangler Elected to Key Union Post
Jamie Dangler ’80, an associate professor of sociology at SUNY Cortland and its United University Professions (UUP) campus chapter president, was elected to her first term as UUP’s statewide vice president for academics, effective June 1.
Dangler, who was elected at the union’s 2012 Spring Delegate Assembly that took place from April 20 to 21 in Albany, N.Y., will serve a two-year term.
She will represent the union’s academics, that is, teaching faculty, under the direction of the UUP president, currently Phil Smith. Dangler’s duties will include analyzing the problems and concerns of UUP academics across SUNY campuses.
Dangler is the union’s chief negotiator in the current contract negotiations with New York state. She has been a member of the UUP Statewide Executive Board since 2008.
She has presided over the Cortland Chapter since 2009 and previously had served the chapter as vice president for academics since 2005. During her total 18 years of service to UUP, she also was campus executive board member, delegate and chair of various committees.
A 1980 graduate of SUNY Cortland, Dangler has master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Binghamton University. She lectured at Binghamton University before joining SUNY Cortland in 1985 as a lecturer in the Economics Department. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1991 and to associate professor in 1996.
At Cortland, she has taught courses including Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Social Welfare Institutions, Research Methods, American Society, and Environmental Sociology.
Dangler is the author of the 1994 book, Hidden in the Home: the Role of Waged Homework in the Modern World-Economy (SUNY Press).
She has written articles and book chapters on subjects in her field, including a chapter titled “Electronics Sub-Assemblers in Central New York: ‘Non-traditional’ Homeworkers in a ‘Non-traditional’ Homework Industry,” for the 1989 book edited by Eileen Boris and Cynthia R. Daniels, Homework: Historical and contemporary Perspectives on Paid Labor at Home (University of Illinois Press).
Dangler and her Economics Department colleague, Kathleen Burke, completed the following copyrighted research report for UUP in 2009, “Gender Inequity Study: A Salary Analysis for Seven SUNY Campuses and Members’ Perceptions and Experiences.”
In 2007, the League of Women Voters in Cortland County awarded Dangler its first ever Alice A. Walker Award, established to commemorate the many volunteer contributions of Walker, the late SUNY Cortland professor of psychology. Dangler had co-chaired the Cortland County Clean Water Committee from 1986 to 1989 and was involved in many other groups related to local environmental concerns.
More than 300 UUP delegates voted in the elections. UUP represents 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of New York State United Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.