Rice Unconventional Wisdom
Energy & Environmental Systems Institute
  • Stephen L. Klineberg
  • B.A. (1961) Haverford College
  • Diplome d'Etudes Superieures(1963) University of Paris
  • Ph.D. (1966) Harvard University



  • Email: slk@rice.edu
    Phone: 713-348-3484
    Office: Lovett Hall, 402
    Website:
    http://houstonareasurvey.org

Stephen Klineberg

Professor of Sociology

Contemporary social change, survey research methodologies, urban and environmental sociology, the annual Houston Area Survey (1982–Present).


For 23 years, Klineberg and his students (in SOCI 436) have been conducting an annual series of random-digit-dialed telephone interviews that have provided continually updated and reliable information on the demographic patterns, attitudes, and life experiences of Harris County residents. The surveys document the new educational and environmental challenges that have redefined the "pro-growth" strategies of the twenty-first century. And they track the immigration flows that have transformed this Anglo-dominated, biracial city into one of the nation's most ethnically and culturally diverse metropolitan areas. The research has proven to be a unique and valuable resource for the Houston community as a whole, as well as a genuine contribution to social science research in general.

Selected Publications

Article - Refereed (1)s
Stephen L. Klineberg and David A. Kravitz ""Ethnic Differences in Predictors of Support for Municipal Affirmative Action Contracting"."  Social Science Quarterly, 84: pp. 425-440..(Published)

Article - Un-refereeds

Group and Organization Management, vol. 33, no. 4, 2008, pp. 361-391.

 



Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2007, pp. E1, E4.



Stephen L. Klineberg and Laura C. Fitzmorris ""Houston Matters: Why Anglo Suburbanites Are Coming Back to Town: The Twin Lures? Ethnic Diversity and Inner-City Amenities"."  The Houston Chronicle (2004): pp. D1, D4..(Published)

Social Science Quarterly 84: 425-440, June 2003.



Books
Stephen Klineberg "Public Perceptions of Environmental Issues: Findings from the Galveston Bay Area and Across the State of Texas."  .(Published)

Book Chapters

Alvin R. Tarlov and Michelle Precourt Debbink (Eds.) Investing in Early Childhood Development: Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008, pp. 159-176. 

 



David A. Kravitz and Stephen L. Klineberg ""Predicting Affirmative Action Attitudes: Interactions of the Effects of Individual Differences with the Strength of the Affirmative Action Plan"."  "Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 14: Diversity in the Work Force" (2004): pp. 107-130.(Published)

Tony Carnes and Fenggang Yang (Eds.) Asian American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries, New York: New York University Press, 2004, pp. 247-262.

 



Stephen L. Klineberg ""Religious Diversity and Social Integration among Asian Americans in Houston."."  "Asian American Religions: the Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries" (2004): pp. 247-262..(Published)

Other
Stephen L. Klineberg and David A. Kravitz ""Ethnic Differences in Predictors of Support for Municipal Affirmative Action Contracting"."  Social Science Quarterly, 84: pp. 425-440..(Published)

Group and Organization Management, vol. 33, no. 4, 2008, pp. 361-391.

 



Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2007, pp. E1, E4.



Stephen L. Klineberg and Laura C. Fitzmorris ""Houston Matters: Why Anglo Suburbanites Are Coming Back to Town: The Twin Lures? Ethnic Diversity and Inner-City Amenities"."  The Houston Chronicle (2004): pp. D1, D4..(Published)

Social Science Quarterly 84: 425-440, June 2003.



Stephen Klineberg "Public Perceptions of Environmental Issues: Findings from the Galveston Bay Area and Across the State of Texas."  .(Published)

Alvin R. Tarlov and Michelle Precourt Debbink (Eds.) Investing in Early Childhood Development: Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008, pp. 159-176. 

 



David A. Kravitz and Stephen L. Klineberg ""Predicting Affirmative Action Attitudes: Interactions of the Effects of Individual Differences with the Strength of the Affirmative Action Plan"."  "Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 14: Diversity in the Work Force" (2004): pp. 107-130.(Published)

Tony Carnes and Fenggang Yang (Eds.) Asian American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries, New York: New York University Press, 2004, pp. 247-262.

 



Stephen L. Klineberg ""Religious Diversity and Social Integration among Asian Americans in Houston."."  "Asian American Religions: the Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries" (2004): pp. 247-262..(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg. "Demographic Trends."  Growing Up in Houston: 2006-2008. (2006): 279.(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg "Houston in Transition: Environmental Challenges in a New Era."  Environmental Exchange (April 2000): 1-2.(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg "Why Languages Matter."  Orbis Linguae: Newsletter from the Cneter for the Study of Languages, Number 7 (Summer 2001): 1-2.(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg ""Perspectives on a City in Transition: A Sociologist's Appreciation"."  Good: Houston 2000: 91-94.(Published)

Kravitz, David A. and Stephen L. Klineberg "Reactions to Two Versions of Affirmative Action Among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics."  Journal of Applied Psychology, 85 (2000): 597-611.(Published)

Kravitz, David A., Stephen L. Klineberg, Derek R. Avery, Ann Kim Nguyen, Christopher Lund, and Emery J. Fu "Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action: Correlations with Demographic Variables and with Beliefs About Targets, Actions, and Economic Effects."  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30 (2000): 1109-1136.(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg "New Directions for Houston: To Prosper in the New Century, Our City Must Do What It Has Always Done So Well ... Transform Itself."  Houston Chronicle (2 January 2000): 1C, 4C.(Published)

McKeever, Matthew and Stephen L. Klineberg "Generational Differences in Attitudes and Socioeconomic Status among Hispanics in Houston."  Sociological Inquiry, 69 (1999): 33-50.(Published)

Stephen L. Klineberg "Cities in Transition: The Case of Houston."  Texas Business Review (February 1999): 1-4, 6.(Published)

Matthew McKeever and Stephen Klineberg "Generational Differences in Attitudes and Socioeconomic Status Among Hispanics in Houston."  Sociological Inquiry, vol. 69, no. 1 (1999/February).(Published)

Stephen Klineberg "Post-Ethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism."  International Migration Review, vol. 32 (1998/October): pp. 792-793.(Published)

Stephen Klineberg "Environmental Attitudes among Anglos, Blacks and Hispanics in Texas: Has the Concern Gap Really Disappeared?."  Race, Gender and Class, vol. 6, no. 2 (1998/December): pp. 70-82.(Published)

Stephen Klineberg, Matthew McKeever and Bert Rothenbach "Demographic Predictors of Environmental Concern: It Does Make A Difference How It's Measured."  Social Science Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 4 (1998/December): pp. 734-753.(Published)