Archibald Haller

Arch Haller passed away on January 24, 2018. He was a long-time faculty member in the both Sociology and Rural Sociology. Haller earned a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1954. Bill Sewell served as Haller’s mentor and doctoral adviser during his graduate studies at Wisconsin and they went on to collaborate in several studies related to social stratification, developing what is frequently referred to as “Status Attainment Processes.” Arch also conducted research in Brazil for several decades. Numerous Brazilian students came to Wisconsin to study with Haller. Haller was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past president of the Rural Sociological Society. In 2007, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences from Ohio State University.