Founder & Director.
Northern Illinois University
Social Science Research Institute 188
148 N. 3rd St.
Descriptions of Courses
Sociological Inquiry I: Introduction to Qualitative Analysis
Sociological Inquiry II: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis (Intermediate)
Sociology / Chicago Collar County Project
Reasoning and Analysis Training Project
of Law & Political Sociology
Networks & Social Structure
School, and District Level Effects on Reading Achievement of 8th
Grade Illinois Students,
2002-03.” with Harvey Smith. Paper presented at the American
Educational Research Association. April 15, 2005, Montreal QUE. (PDF
Latino/a Performance at a State University." with George Gutierrez and Susan Timm. Paper
presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociolgoical Association,
San Francisco, CA Aug. 17, 2004. (PDF Format)
Decomposition of Racial Differences in Reading Test Scores
using Multi-level Modeling." Paper
presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational
Research Association, San Diego April 14, 2004.(PDF Format)
Assessment: A Case Study in Sociology",
with David H. Kamens.
Teaching Sociology 30:467-94. Oct. 2002 (PDF Format)
|Sociology of Violence
and Explaining Typologies of Violent Familes" Paper presented at the 9th International Family Violence Research
Conference, University of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH, July 10-13,
2005 (PDF Format)
Class Models of Violent Family Comorbidity"
Paper Presented at the annual
meeting of the Midwest Sociology Society, Milwaukee WI, April 4,
2002 (PDF Format)
|Sociology of Law and Political Sociology
Political Cultural Field of the 2000 Presidential Vote." With
David H. Kamens. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association
Conference, Montreal Que, CA, Aug. 12, 2006. (PDF Format).
"Confidence and Cynicism in American
Institutions: Consequences for Political Participation." With
Prof. David H. Kamens. Paper presented at the Cultural Turn IV Conference, University
of California @ Santa Barbara, March 8, 2003.
Inquiry into the Application of Dubuque Packing Standards:
NLRB Decisions regarding the Duty
over Work Relocation." With Prof. Lorraine Schmall. Paper presented at the annual meeting
of the Law and Society Association, Vancouver, BC. May 26, 2002
Case Study in Planned Growth in the Context of Smart Growth and
New Urbanism.” Annual Meeting
of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August
|Network Analysis & Social Structure
Representations of Social Structure in a Tongan Village" with Giovanni Bennardo. Paper presented at the Sunbelt Conference
of the International Social Network Analysts, San Diego, CA, Mar.
12, 2009. PDF Format.
Structures in a Tongan Village: 'Every Villager is not the Same!'", with Giovanni
Bennardo. Structure and
Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences:
Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 2. (2008). http://repositories.cdlib.org/imbs/socdyn/sdeas/vol3/iss1/art2.
Gains about Sampling as a Function of Software Tutorial User
Behavior" Paper presented at the annual joint meetings of the American Statistical
Association, San Francisco, Aug. 3,2003. (PDF Format)
of an Interactive Sampling Tutor." Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
Chicago, IL, April 21, 2003. (PDF Format)
Interactive Tutors to Overcome Cognitive Learning Hurdles in
Quantitative Reasoning." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society,
St. Louis, April, 2001. (PDF Format)
Based Training in Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis"
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological
Association, Washington D.C., Aug. 14, 2000. (PDF Format)