R. C. MORRIS

May, 2020


Weber State University

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

1299 Edvalson St. Dept. 1208
Ogden UT 84408-1208

Lindquist Hall # 240

801-626-6813

(801) 626-6000 (main campus)

rcmorris@weber.edu

Web: robvox.com

Web: socialpsych.org

To view my full academic profile please visit my e-Portfolio: www.robvox.com/scholar


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017- Assistant Professor of Sociology, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2019-2020. Graduate Student practicum, 650 hours at McKay-Dee Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, Ogden, UT

2018-2020. Graduate Research Assistant Social Research Institute, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2018-2019. Graduate Student practicum, 400 hours at Clinical Consultants, Substance Abuse & Mental Health treatment, Ogden, UT

2017-2018. Graduate Research Assistant Utah Criminal Justice Center, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2014-2017. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

2012-2013. Graduate Research Assistant & Senior Data Analyst for the IMPACT Project - Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2008-2012, 2014. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

EDUCATION

 

2014. Ph.D. Sociology, Purdue University

Dissertation: “Mitigating the Effects of Parental Incarceration through Social Intervention: A Social Psychological Perspective.”

Advisory Committee: Chair – Bert Useem, Members: Viktor Gecas, Jacob Hibel, J. William Spencer, Sheldon Stryker

2020. MSW. The University of Utah. Emphasis in mental health counseling, including the psychology of relationships and group dynamics.

Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Honors Society Graduate

 

2012. Advanced Certificate of Graduate Teaching, Purdue University

2011. Certificate of Graduate Teaching, Purdue University

2010. Certificate in Survey Research, Purdue University

 

2008. MS. Sociology, Purdue University

Thesis: “The Identity Void and Desperate Agentive Action: Including Emotion in Identity Theory.”

Advisory Committee: Chair – Bert Useem, Members: Scott Desmond, Viktor Gecas, Timothy J. Owens

 

2004. BS. Double Major: Sociology & Criminal Justice, Weber State University

Magna Cum Laude – Graduated with High Honors and Distinction in Sociology and Criminal Justice

Senior Honors Thesis: “From the Dumb Blonde to the Demonized Mother-in-Law: How Humor Preserves the Gender Status Quo”

RESEARCH INTERESTS                                                         (in no particular order)

Developmental Social Psychology / Self, Identity & Values / Mental Health

Criminology / Deviance / Law & Society / Criminal Justice Policy

Research Methods / Quantitative Methodologies / Mixed Methods

PUBLICATIONS                                                           Google Scholar Profile: LINK        

Osteen, P.J., Oehme, K., Woods, M.N., Forsman, R.L., Morris, R. C., & Frey, J.J. (accepted). “Law enforcement officers’ knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and use of suicide intervention behaviors.” Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Morris, R. C. & LeCount, Ryan J. (2020)  “The Value of Social Control: Racial Resentment, Punitiveness and White Support for Spending on Law Enforcement.” Sociological Perspectives: LINK

Morris, R. C. (2019) “Self-Control as Criminogenic Need: A Longitudinal Test of Social Intervention to Improve Self-Control.” Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (20)1: 13-34 LINK

Morris, R. C. (2017) “Mitigating the Effects of Parental Incarceration through Social Intervention: A Longitudinal and Comparative Analysis of the Efficacy of Big Brothers Big Sisters.” Journal of Applied Social Science 11(1): 25-47: LINK

Morris, R. C. (2016) “Mentoring to Improve a Child's Self-Concept: Longitudinal Effects of Social Intervention on Identity and Negative Outcomes.” Current Research in Social Psychology 24(2): 13-30: LINK

Hibel, Jacob., Penn, Daphne M., & Morris, R. C. (2016), “Ethnoracial Concordance in the Association between Academic Self-Efficacy and Achievement During Elementary and Middle School,” in Yasemin Besen-Cassino , Loretta E. Bass (ed.) Education and Youth Today Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, (Volume 20) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.31 - 63: LINK

Morris, R. C. (2016), “The Inequality of Self-Efficacy between Junior College and
Traditional University Students.”
Current Issues in Education 19(2): 1-17: LINK

Morris, R. C., Parker., Loran Carleton., Nelson, David., Hagen, Adam., Pistilli, Matt., Levesque-Bristol, Chantal., & Weaver, Gabriela (2014), “Development of a Student Self-Reported Instrument to Assess Course Reform.” Educational Assessment 19(4): 302-320: LINK

 

Morris, R. C., & Parker, Loran Carleton (2014),  “Examining the Connection between Classroom Technology and Student Engagement.” Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology 3(1): 1-15: LINK

 

Morris, R. C. (2013), “Identity Salience and Identity Importance in Identity Theory.” Current Research in Social Psychology 21(8): 23-36: LINK

Morris, R. C. (2012), “The Relative Influence of Values and Identities on Academic Dishonesty: A Quantitative Analysis.” Current Research in Social Psychology 19(2): 1-20: LINK

UNDER REVIEW                                            for more on each of these research projects visit this: LINK

Osteen, P.J., Morris, R. C., & Jason Castillo, (under review) “Professional Values, Gatekeeping, and Motivations for Seeking the MSW Degree” (Under review at Journal of Social Work Education).

Morris, R. C., & Osteen, P.J., & (under review) “Professional Values, Identities, Practice, and the Gatekeeping of MSW Programs” (Under review at Journal of Social Work Education).

Osteen, Philip; Oehme, Karen; Morris, R. C.; Arciniegas, Jorge; Frey, Jodi; Woods, Makenna; Forsman, R.Suicide Intervention Training with Law Enforcement Officers

IN PROGRESS


 

Morris, R.C., & Various Weber State University undergraduate students. Untitled Project on Values & Culture Impacting Suicide among Adolescent Youth in Utah

Morris, R. C., & Osteen, P.J., “Untitled project on youth homelessness suicide and interventions in Salt Lake City, Utah.”

CONFERENCES

MANUSCRIPT PRESENTATIONS TO PROFESSIONAL GROUPS: Regular Sessions

 

2020. Morris, R. C. & Osteen, Philip. “Is Social Work about Values or Practice or Both? A Qualitative Analysis.” Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

2020. Flores, Victoria (undergraduate co-author). Morris, R. C. “Factors Predecting Sexual Assault Underreporting.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA (Accepted, Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2020. Morris, R. C. “Testing Law Enforcement Officer Efficacy as Community Gatekeepers.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA (Accepted, Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2020. Morris, R. C. “The Separation of Church and State: Religion and the Social Psychological Factors of Sexual Assault Underreporting.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (Accepted, Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2020. Morris, R. C. “A Longitudinal Test of Law Enforcement Officer Training to Prevent Suicide.” Utah Academy of Science Arts and Letters Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA (Accepted, Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2020. Morris, R. C.  “Victim Shaming and Blaming: The Social Psychological Factors of Sexual Assault Underreporting.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA

2019. Morris, R. C. “Black & Blue Justice: Predictors of Support for Criminal Justice Social Movements” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

2019. Morris, R. C. “Supporting Blind Justice: Black vs. Blue Criminal Justice.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA

2019. Morris, R.C. “Punitivity as a predictor of Black & Blue Criminal Justice.” Utah Academy of Science Arts and Letters Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT, USA

2019. Morris, R. C. “The Color of Justice: Predictors of support for Black & Blue Criminal Justice Movements.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA

2018. Morris, R. C. & Butters, Rob. “Risk, Need, Responsivity as Restorative Justice: Incorporating RNR to address the Recidivism Crisis .” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA

2018. Morris, R. C. &  Butters, Rob “Restorative Justice & Risk, Need, Responsivity: An Evidenced-based Treatment Approach to the Recidivism Crisis.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2018. Morris, R. C. & LeCount, Ryan J. “Race & Policing: the blue line of justice.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA

2018. LeCount, Ryan J. & Morris, R. C. & “Using Force: These are not the racial identities you are looking for: race as a predictor of police use of force.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA

2017. Morris, R. C. & LeCount, Ryan J., “The Cost of Social Control: How Values of Punitive Justice & White Racial Attitudes Influence Support For Spending on Law Enforcement.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2017. Soboroff, Shane D., Kelley, Christopher P., Morris, R. C. “Identities and Social Influence in Virtual Spaces.” Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, USA

2017. Morris, R. C. & LeCount, Ryan J., “Investing in Social Control: White Racial Attitudes and Support For Spending on Law Enforcement.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

2017. Morris, R. C., “Testing the Stability Assumption in the General Theory of Crime: The Psychometrics of Self-control.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

2016. Madden, Shelby & Morris, R. C. “Water or Wine? Drinking with Jesus: Religious Conservatism vs. Liberalism as a Predictor of Alcohol Consumption on four different University Campuses.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA

 

2016. Morris, R. C., “The Social Psychological Development of Self-Control: A Longitudinal Test of Value-Identities as a Theory Based Proxy for Self-Control” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.

 

2015. Morris, R. C., “Mitigating Parental Incarceration through Social Intervention” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA

 

2014. Morris, R. C., “Changes in Self-Control for Children Impacted by Parental Incarceration who are a part of a Social Intervention Program” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2014. Schoenthaler, S.J. & Morris, R. C., “Correction of Malnutrition causes less Crime and Delinquency: A Meta-Analysis of the Quasi-experimental and Randomized Controlled Trials that progressed from correlation through causation” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2014. Parker, Loran C., Adedokun, Omolola A., Arvelo-Alicea, Zaira R., Lee, Sula, Morris, R. C., and Weaver, Gabriela."Culture, Policy and Technology: Barriers Reported by Faculty Implementing Course Reform" Transforming Institutions: 21st Century Undergraduate STEM Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA

 

2014. Parker, Loran C., Adedokun, Omolola., Arvelo-Alicea, Zaira., Lee, Sula., Morris, R. C., Weaver, Gabriela. Barriers to “Sustainability of Course Reform Encountered by Faculty at a Research University” American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO, USA

 

2013. Morris, R. C., “The Link between Technology and Student Engagement: An Empirical Examination of Technological Pedagogy” North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

 

2012. Morris, R. C., “The Relative Influence of Values and Identities on Academic Dishonesty: A Quantitative Analysis” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

 

2010. Morris, R. C., “Efficacy, Identity, and Emotion: Trust probability among College Students” Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA

 

2010. Morris, R. C., “The Identity Void and Desperate Agentive Action: Increased Violence among the Depressed” North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA

 

2009. Morris, R. C. & LeCount, Ryan J., “Class, Academic Culture, and Efficacy Attitudes: The Effect of SES on Student Attitudes about Self-Efficacy in a University and Junior College Setting,” North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Dearborn, MI, USA

 

2006.  Morris, R. C., “From the Dumb Blonde to the Demonized Mother-in-Law:  How Humor Preserves the Status Quo,” The Art of Gender in Everyday Life III Conference, Pocatello, ID, USA

SESSION ORGANIZER FOR PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

 

 

2020. “Perspectives on the Justice System from Victims and Offenders.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA

2018. “Mental and Behavioral Health in Prisons and Jails.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2018

2018. “Use of Force: Causes Consequences, and Controversies.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, February 2018

2017. “Tough on Crime? New Approaches to Crime, Policing, and Community Engagement.” The Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2017

2013. “Testing and Advancing Theories of Crime and Delinquency.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2013

 

2012. “Developing, Implementing and Assessing a Large-Scale Redesign Effort at a Research University: Tales from the IMPACT Initiative at Purdue University.” Presented a one-hour workshop with the IMPACT assessment team at: Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2012.

 

2012. “The Sociology of Emotions.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 2012.

MANUSCRIPT PRESENTATIONS TO PROFESSIONAL GROUPS: Round-table Sessions

 

 

2013. Morris, R. C., “Social-Control and Values, A Road to Self-Control?” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA

2013. Morris, R. C., “Identity Salience & Psychological Centrality in Identity Theory” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA

 

2011. Morris, R. C., “Self-Efficacy as a predictor of Trust” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

MANUSCRIPT PRESENTATIONS TO PROFESSIONAL GROUPS: Poster Sessions

 

 

2014. Morris, R. C., “Technology and Student Engagement: An Empirical Examination of Technological Pedagogy” Purdue University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

2013. Gundlach, Ellen., Morris, R. C., Richards, Kevin., Nelson, David., Levesque-Bristol, Chantal. “Changing the course structure to meet the needs of students in a statistical literacy class: a comparison of attitudes, statistical literacy competency, and performance between large-lecture traditional, fully online, and hybrid sections,” United States Conference On Teaching Statistics, Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS


 

2020. Jennings G. Olson Award in support of the research project, “Religiosity and Sexaul Assault Reporting: A Latter-day Perspective.” Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2020. Weber State University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Professional Development Grant, “Linking Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, and Criminal Justice to Student Education and Career Opportunities in Social Services Work.” Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2019-2020. AmeriCorps, National and Community Service, Education Award, for extracurricular service in public mental health, McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, UT.

 

2019. Hemingway Faculty Excellence Award, "Perceptions of Suicide, Sexual Assault + Reporting, Political Ideology, and Support for Black vs. Blue Lives: A Sociological Investigation" $5,095.70, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2018. Weber State University Research, Scholarship and Professional Growth Travel Grant. Full funding to attend both ASC and WSC, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2018. ARCC Grant “Wildcat Clicks: Using Student Response Systems to Enhance Student Engagement + Research Too!”, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2017. Weber State University Research, Scholarship and Professional Growth Travel Grant. Full funding to attend both ASC and WSC, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2015-16. Teacher of the Year - Rising Star Award Finalist (1 of 5 finalists of 30 nominees), DSU Trailblazer, St. George UT

2015-16. College of Humanities & Social Sciences Research Presentation Travel Grant. Full funding for 2015 and 2016 to attend both ASC and WSC, DSU Trailblazer, St. George UT

 

2014. Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honors Society, winner of graduate student paper competition for American Sociological Association (AKD) National Paper Competition; “Social Intervention, Mentoring and Parental Incarceration.”

2014. Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society Travel Grant

 

2014. Teaching Academy - Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University

 

2014. The Society of Sigma Xi Graduate Student Researcher Poster Award, Purdue University

 

2013. Sociology Department Research Presentation Grant, Purdue University

 

2013. Walter Hirsch Graduate Student Dissertation Research Award, Purdue University

 

2013. Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Department of Sociology, Purdue University

 

2012. Sociology Department Research Presentation Grant, Purdue University

 

2011. Sociology Department Research Presentation Grant, Purdue University

 

2010. Sociology Department Research Presentation Grant, Purdue University

 

2009. Sociology Department Research Presentation Grant, Purdue University

 

2008. Purdue Research Foundation Summer Research Grant, Purdue University

 

2006-2012. Full departmental hardline funding – Sociology Department, Purdue University

 

2004. Magna Cum Laude Honors graduate, Weber State University

 

2004. Sociology Departmental High Honors graduate, Weber State University

 

2004. Criminal Justice Departmental High Honors graduate, Weber State University

 

2004-2005. AmeriCorps, National and Community Service, Education Award, for extracurricular service involvement in a teaching/mentor program.

 

2003-2004. AmeriCorps, National and Community Service, Education Award, for extracurricular service involvement in a teaching/mentor program.

 

2003-2004. Abrelia Hinckley Scholarship, for outstanding academic achievements and university involvement, Weber State University

 

2003-2004. Elizabeth Cather Bell Scholarship, for representation of alumni interests and educational fellowship, Weber State University

 

2002-2004. Non-Traditional Tier Student Scholarship, for exemplification of non-traditional student standards and success, Weber State University

 

2002-2003. Jerry and Vickie Moyes Scholarship, for outstanding academic and university achievements, Weber State University

DATA ANALYSIS + SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY


 

 

NVivo – Advanced use of and graduate coursework in NVivo running:

Stata – Advanced use of and graduate coursework in STATA running:

SPSS – Advanced use of and graduate coursework in SPSS running:

AMOS – Advanced use of and graduate coursework in AMOS to conduct:

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE


NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2012-2013. Graduate student committee member for the American Sociological Association Social Psychology section.

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM SERVICE

2020- . Weber State University Strategic Plan / Faculty – Tenure Track group, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2020- . Staff and Faculty Coalition for Student Mental Health led by Tamara Robinette

2019- . Teach & Learning & Assessment Committee, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

+Structure sub-committee working on the creation of TLA/TLF as a Teaching

Center.

+Evaluation Task Force sub-committee working on restructuring student evals

+New Faculty On-Boarding sub-committee

2019- . Center for Community Engaged Learning Hall Grant Committee, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2019- . College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum Committee, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2017- . Sociology Department Service: Assessment Coordinator, Sociology Club Faculty Adviser, Green Team, Website/PR, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2018-2019. Undergraduate Research, UCUR University Planning Committee, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2015-2017. Chair of DSU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

2015-2017. Criminal Justice Program Assessment Coordinator, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

 

2014-2017. Committee for Undergraduate Research, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

 

2015-2016. Dean’s Discovery Team, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

2015-2016. Strategic plan sub-committee for Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Development, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

 

2014. Committee for Statistics and Research Methods Pedagogy, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

 

2013-2014. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as Technologist, Purdue University.

 

2011-2012. Co-chair for Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government, Purdue University.

 

2010-2011. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as President, Purdue University.

 

2009-2010. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as Vice President, Purdue University.

 

2008-2009. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as Technologist, Purdue University.

 

2007-2008. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as Technologist and Public Relations Representative, Purdue University.

 

2006-2007. Elected to the Purdue Sociology Graduate Organization student government as First Year Cohort Representative, Purdue University.

 

2002-2004. Weber State University, Honors Program member/representative.

OCCASIONAL REVIEWER

Social Psychology Quarterly

Sociological Perspectives

Journal of Applied Social Science

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

Youth & Society

Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology

   

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ MENTORED PROJECTS


 

Grant & Scholarship Proposals

(applied) Weber State University Office of Undergraduate Research travel grant to present at tThe American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, Awarded to and with Victoria Flores (2020).

Weber State University Office of Undergraduate Research travel grant to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA, Awarded to and with Kelsey Askea (2019).

Weber State University Office of Undergraduate Research travel grant to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA, Awarded to and with Jordan Tietjen (2019).

DSU Community & Global Engagement Scholarship for International Study Abroad, Awarded to and with Samantha Perdue (2017).

DSU Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Grant, Awarded to and with Ashley Winnefeld (2017).

DSU Trailblazers Student Government Undergraduate Research Travel Grant, Awarded to and with Shelby Madden (2016).

Presentations and Papers

Flores, Victoria (2020). “Factors Predecting Sexual Assault Underreporting” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA

Askea, Kelsey (2019). “#MeToo Causes and Correlates of Sexual Assault Victim Reporting.” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA

Tietjen, Jordan (2019). “The Modern Political Divide: Possible Predictors for Religion and Politics.” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA

Gassman, Madeline (2019). "Sexual Assault Within Communities of Faith." The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT

Askea, Kelsey (2019). “#MeToo Causes and Correlates of Sexual Assault Victim Reporting.” The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT

Larsen, Madi., and Smith, Jacob. (2019). “The Color of Justice: Predictors of support for Black & Blue Criminal Justice Movements.” The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT

Winnefeld, Ashley (2017). “Media's Portrayal of Law Enforcement and the Impact of Media Consumption on Support.” The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Orem, UT

Madden, Shelby & Morris, R. C. (2016). “Water or Wine? Drinking with Jesus: Religious Conservatism vs. Liberalism as a Predictor of Alcohol Consumption on four different University Campuses.” The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Garcia, Latrisa (2015). “Inattentional Blindness and Perceptions of Crime on a College Campus” The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, St. George, UT

Community Service

2019-2020. MacKay-Dee Hospital Behavioral Health Volunteer, AmeriCorps, National and Community Service, Ogden, Utah

 

2002-2005. Instructor of English, Wasatch Reads Education Instructor. AmeriCorps, National and Community Service, Fairfield Elementary School, Clearfield, Utah

2002-2004. Instructor of English and Mathematics, Tutor/Mentor, TA., Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 2002-2004.

TEACHING                                                          for more on my teaching please visit this: LINK


 

SOLO COURSES TAUGHT AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GRADUATE TA, OR ADJUNCT FACULTY

 

Weber State University, Ogden UT

-        Soc 101: Introduction to Sociology (Traditional & Online)

-        Soc 102: Social Problems (Traditional & Hybrid)

-        Soc 311: Sociology of Family (Traditional)

-        Soc 325: Deviance & Social Control (Traditional)

-        Soc 326: Juvenile Delinquency (Hybrid)

-        Soc 327: Criminology (Traditional)

-        Soc 366: Research Methods (Hybrid)

-        Soc 427: Sociology of Law (Online)

-        Soc 483: Directed Readings (Hybrid)

-        Soc 489 Sociology Internship (Hybrid)

-        Soc 490: Sociology Capstone (Traditional)

-        Soc 499: Sociology of Social Justice (Hybrid Seminar)

DSU Trailblazers, St. George UT

-          CJ 279: Private Security (Online and Traditional)

-          CJ 327: Criminology (Online and Traditional)

-          CJ 330: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (Traditional)

-          CJ 335: American Jails & Prisons (Online and Traditional)

-          CJ 360: The Criminal Life-Course (Hybrid)

-          CJ 420: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (Online and Traditional)

-          CJ 424: Delinquency & Social Responsibility (Hybrid)

-          CJ 450: Criminal Justice Study Abroad (Hybrid)

-          CJ 479: Criminal Justice Senior Capstone (Hybrid)

-          CJ 489: Criminal Justice Internship (Hybrid)

-          CJ 490: Current Issues in Criminal Justice (Hybrid)

Purdue University

-          Soc 100: Introductory Sociology (Traditional & Online)

-          Soc 200: Social Problems (Online and Traditional)

-          Soc 324: Criminology (Traditional)

-          Soc 328: Criminal Justice (Traditional)

-          Soc 340: General Social Psychology (Traditional)

 

Ivy Tech Community College

-          Soc 100: Introductory Sociology (Online and Traditional)

-          Soc 200: Social Problems (Online and Traditional)

-          CJ 328: Criminal Justice (Traditional)

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Criminal Justice, for Bert Useem SOC 328: Spring 2008

 

Methods of Social Research, for Harry Potter SOC 383: Fall 2007

 

Criminal Justice, for Bert Useem SOC 328: Spring 2007

 

Methods of Social Research, for Harry Potter SOC 383: Fall 2006

PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

 

2020. WSU eLearning Certificate Program, 3 credit hour course + 15 hour prerequisite introduction to eLearning course.

2012-2013. Graduate Research Assistant for the Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) working on the IMPACT project, responsible for study design, statistical analysis and consultation, including methods of data collection, Purdue University. Also a part of the IMPACT assessment team.

 

2011. Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), responsible for instructional development, workshop facilitation and training, Purdue University.

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & INVITED LECTURES

 

Graduate Assistant for Purdue’s Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Purdue University

WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Microteaching Co-facilitator, Fall 2013 – Purdue University

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Co-facilitator, Fall 2012 – Purdue University

Workshop – Lead Facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University

“Integrating Clickers into your Everyday Teaching.”

Workshop – Co-facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University

“Are Your Students Cheating? Identification, Prevention and Response.”

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Co-facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University

In Class Assessment – Conducted 14 in class evaluations of Purdue Faculty (called SGIDs - 8 of which were solo SGIDs), Fall 2011 – Purdue University

INVITED LECTURES

Invited Lecture

2019. Weber State University 21st Annual Diversity Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Topic: The Effects of Punitive Attitudes on Support for the Police Lecture & Workshop

Invited Lecture

2019. Weber State Honors Program, “Markets, Risk, Gambling and Morality: A Sociological Take on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy.” Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Topic: The Big Short Film Screening Pre-Lecture & Q&A

Invited Lecture

2018. Weber State Honors Program Food for Thought, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Topic: Science, Activism, & Activist Scientists

Invited Lecture as Rob Vox

2017. Sunstone Salt Lake Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Topic: A Year of Faith Transition Stories: A Qualitative Analysis of Emergent Themes

Invited Lecture

2016. 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

Topic: Undergraduate Research to Improve Student Retention

 

Invited Lecture

2016. Third Annual Vagina Project, DSU Trailblazers St. George, UT

Topic: The Social Construction of Gender

 

Invited Lecture

2015. 1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

Topic: Institutional Review Board and Undergraduate Research

 

Invited Lecture

2014. Second Annual Vagina Project, DSU Trailblazers, St. George, UT

Topic: Sexism and Criminal Justice

 

Research Fair Discussant

2013. Next Generation Scholars Research Fair IV, Purdue University

Topic: Hard or Soft: How Social Science works?

 

Research Fair Discussant

2012. Next Generation Scholars Research Fair III, Purdue University

Topic: Does Mentoring Work: Mentoring Impact for at-risk Youth Identities

 

Class Lecture – Lecturer/Discussant

2009-2012. “Laws, Arrests, Search and Seizure” Multiple invitations to lecture for Dr. Bert Useem’s SOC 328 – Criminal Justice course.

 

Class Lecture – Lecturer/Discussant

2009-2014. “Symbolic Interactionism – A Sociological Perspective” Multiple invitations to lecture for Dr. Ryan LeCount’s SOC 310 – Race & Ethnicity course.

 

2007-2008. Class Lecture – Lecturer/Discussant

“Methods of Social Research” Multiple invitations to lecture for Dr. Harry Potter’s SOC 383 – Research Methods in Sociology course.

GRADUATE PEER MENTOR

• As President and Vice President of the Sociology Graduate Organization we held meetings and organized brown-bag workshops with graduate students who are teaching sociology courses to share information and improve pedagogy.

• Reviewed lesson plans and weekly teaching materials and offered feedback.

• Observed graduate teaching assistants in their classrooms and provided feedback, offering strategies for improvement.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


 

American Sociological Association

ASA: Social Psych Section Member

ASA: Emotion Section Member

ASA: Crime, Law & Deviance Section Member

North Central Sociological Association

Midwest Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society

Phi Alpha Social Work Honors Society

The American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Western Society of Criminology

Western Association of Criminal Justice

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

MENTOR | REFERENCES


 

Bert Useem (MS and PhD Major Professor)

Professor of Sociology                        

Department of Sociology

Purdue University

700 W. State Street

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

buseem@purdue.edu        

Viktor Gecas (MS and PhD Adviser)

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Purdue University

700 W. State Street

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

vgecas@purdue.edu

Sheldon Stryker (PhD Adviser)

  Deceased

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Sociology

Indiana University

1020 East Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

strykers@indiana.edu 

Jacob Hibel (PhD Adviser)

Associate Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology

University of California, Davis

1283 Social Sciences & Humanities

One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

jhibel@ucdavis.edu

J. William Spencer (PhD Adviser)

Associate Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Purdue University

700 W. State Street

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

jspencer@purdue.edu