Howard Aldrich is Kenan Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Business at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, where he has participated in many splendid evenings at High Table. He is the author of 7 books, including one in Japanese & one in Farsi, and over 180 articles. He is a passionate fly fisherman, jazz buff, and theater-goer, traveling the world in search of more opportunities to indulge these interests. More details about his work are available on his personal web page (http://howardaldrich.org).
His son, Daniel P. Aldrich, also has an Amazon author page. Check it out.