Bridget Gorman

Bridget Gorman is Dean of Undergraduates and Professor of Sociology at Rice.

Professor Bridget Gorman received her B.A. from Western Washington University in 1994, followed by a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Pennsylvania State University in 2000. Bridget joined the Rice faculty in 2002 after completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bridget has held a variety of leadership positions at Rice, including sociology department chair (2014-2018), Magister of Will Rice College (2011-2018), and Resident Associate of Jones College (2004-2008). She has served as Dean of Undergraduates since July 2018.

Bridget’s research examines how social conditions and experiences shape group differences in health and well-being. She is also an acclaimed teacher, having won multiple awards for teaching, mentoring, and service to students since joining the Rice faculty – including the Presidential Mentoring Award and the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching (the university’s top teaching prize).

Research Areas

Health Disparities


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