R. C. MORRIS

October, 2018


Weber State University

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

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

Office # SL 406M

(801) 626-6241

(801) 626-6000 (main campus)

rcmorris@weber.edu

Web: robvox.com/scholar

Web: socialpsych.org

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

2018-2019. Graduate Research Assistant Social Research Institute, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 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. (in progress) MSW. The University of Utah. Currently pursuing a clinical degree in

preparation for licensure as a clinical social worker.

 

2011-2012. Advanced Certificate of Graduate Teaching, Purdue University

2010-2011. Certificate of Graduate Teaching, Purdue University

2009-2010. 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 / Emotion

Criminology / Deviance / Law & Society / Criminal Justice Policy

Research Methods / Quantitative Methodologies / Mixed Methods

PUBLICATIONS                                                           Google Scholar Profile: LINK        

Morris, R. C. (in press, 2018). “Self-Control as Criminogenic Need: A Longitudinal Test of Social Intervention to Improve Self-Control” Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (slated for publication 1 Dec 2018)

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

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” (Under review at Race & Justice).

IN PROGRESS

 

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

Osteen, Philip., & Morris R.C., “A National Survey of Law Enforcement Officers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Self-efficacy, and Use of Suicide Intervention Behaviors.”

McDonald, Chad., Davis, Matthew., & Morris, R. C., “Untitled project on the use of Virtual Reality as an education tool for training future social workers.”

Morris, R. C., & LeCount, Ryan “Investing in Social Control: White Racial Attitudes and Support For Spending on Law Enforcement.”

Butters, Rob & Morris, R. C., “Restorative Justice & Risk, Need, Response: An Evidenced-based Treatment Approach to the Recidivism Crisis”

CONFERENCES

SESSION ORGANIZER FOR PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

 

 

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: Regular Sessions

 

2019. (forthcoming). 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS


 

 

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, 3rd Place 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

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

2017-2019. Sociology Department Service: Assessment, Green Team, Website/PR, SOC Club

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

American Journal of Sociology

Social Psychology Quarterly

Sociological Perspectives

Youth & Society

Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology    

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ MENTORED PROJECTS


 

Grant & Scholarship Proposals

XXXX (2019). “TITLE TITLE TITLE.” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA

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

XXXX (2019). “TITLE TITLE TITLE.” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Kennesaw, GA

XXXXX (2019). “TITLE TITLE TITLE.” 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

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 325: Deviance & Social Control (Traditional)

-        Soc 326: Juvenile Delinquency (Hybrid)

-        Soc 327: Criminology (Traditional)

-        Soc 490: Sociology Capstone (Traditional)

-        Soc 499: Sociology of Social Justice (Traditional)

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

TUTOR & SERVICE

 

2002-2004. 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.

PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

 

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

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

Topic: Science, Activism, & Activist Scientists

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.

 

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.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Designed course curriculum for:

• CJ 279 – Private Security (traditional & hybrid)

• CJ 327 – Criminology (traditional & hybrid)

• CJ 330 – Research Methods in Criminal Justice (traditional & hybrid)

• CJ 335 – American Jails and Prisons (traditional & online)

• CJ 360 – The Criminal Life-Course (traditional & hybrid)

• CJ 420 – Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (traditional & online)

• CJ 424 – Delinquency & Social Responsibility (traditional & hybrid)

• CJ 450 – Criminal Justice Study Abroad

• CJ 479 – Criminal Justice Senior Capstone (hybrid)

• CJ 489 – Criminal Justice Internship (student & community adviser)

• CJ 490 – Current Issues in Criminal Justice (hybrid)

• Soc 100 – Introductory Sociology (traditional & online)

• Soc 200 – Social Problems (traditional, hybrid, & online)

• Soc 324 – Criminology (traditional)

• Soc 325 – Deviance & Social Control (traditional)

• Soc 328 – Criminal Justice (traditional & online)

• Soc 340 – Social Psychology (traditional)

• Soc 499 – Sociology of Social Justice (traditional)

Shared lesson plans, major assignments, course syllabi and schedule with other instructors of these courses.

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, offered 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: International Sociology Honor 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

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