Charles Kadushin is one of the founders of the social network field. His book, "Making Connections: An Introduction to Social Networks Concepts, Theories and Findings," will be published by Oxford University Press in late spring, 2010.
He has conducted many large survey research projects including elite studies and a congressionally mandated study of the adjustment of Vietnam veterans, a topic that unfortunately is all too current. Currently his work with the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies includes surveys of Jewish populations and evaluation studies including studies of birthright Israel. A firm believer in combining qualitative and field work, most of his studies include qualitative and quantitative data and analyses.
Kadushin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has also taught at Columbia and Yale universities.