Robert K. Merton
#325 Overall Influence

Robert K. Merton

American sociologist

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Robert King Merton was an American sociologist who is considered a founding father of modern sociology, and a major contributor to the subfield of criminology. He spent most of his career teaching at Columbia University, where he attained the rank of University Professor. In 1994 he was awarded the National Medal of Science for his contributions to the field and for having founded the sociology of science.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Temple University
Temple University

Public research university in Philadelphia, United States

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#7 World Rank #2 USA Rank
Sociology