Faculty & Staff
Sampson Lee Blair
Education: PhD from Penn State University, 1991.
Fields of Interest: Sociology of the Family; Child and Adolescent Development; Gender; Ethnicity.
Bio: Dr. Sampson Lee Blair is a family sociologist at The State University of
New York (Buffalo). His research focuses upon parent-child
relationships, with particular emphasis on child and adolescent
development. As a Fulbright Scholar Award recipient (2010), he studied
parental involvement and children’s educational attainment in the
Philippines. He has served as chair of the Children and Youth research
section of the American Sociological Association, as senior editor of
Sociological Inquiry, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Family
Issues, Marriage and Family Review, and Social Justice Research. He is
a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
He is the current editor of Contemporary Perspectives in Family