John B. Williamson
Professor of Sociology
John B. Williamson is a professor of sociology at Boston College. His primary research interests include aging policy and the politics of aging with a focus in recent years on Social Security policy, the proposed privatization of Social Security, and the comparative study of old-age security policy. Professor Williamson has published extensively in journals and has edited or authored more than a dozen books. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals and has been a reviewer or editorial consultant for numerous publishing houses. Professor Williamson has also presented his work at numerous conferences throughout the world and has chaired a variety of research committees.
Dr. Williamson earned his B.S. in humanities and science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University.