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College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni

2001 Distinguished Alumni

Wayne Wooden

BA Social Welfare, Class of 1965

Honor Year: 2001

Dr. Wayne S. Wooden is a national authority on youth culture and has published five books, several of which were nominated for distinguished awards. His most recent publication (2nd edition), Renegade Kids, Suburban Outlaws: From Youth Culture to Delinquency is a study of white, middle class youth in suburbia. His work has also been published in the New York Times, and Psychology Today. In 1995, Wooden was honored as the Cal Poly, Pomona Professor of the Year. Wooden is also regarded as an expert in professional rodeo and has written on women and professional boxing.