Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor and chair, sociology, coauthored “Adolescent Agentic Orientations: Contemporaneous Family Influence, Parental Biography and Intergenerational Development” in Journal of Youth and Adolescence; and “Work Intensity and Dropout” forthcoming in Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century (Springer).
Christine Horne, professor, sociology, and colleagues, authored “Toward a Sociology of Privacy” in Annual Review of Sociology, 2017.
Emily Huddart Kennedy, assistant professor, and Julie Kmec, professor, sociology, coauthored “Reinterpreting the Gender Gap in Household Pro-Environmental Behaviour” in Environmental Sociology.
Justin Denney, associate professor, sociology, coauthored three articles: “Family Diversity and Child Health: Where Do Same-Sex Couple Families Fit?” in Journal of Marriage and Family; “Racial Disparities in Health and Health Behaviors Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Heterosexual Men and Women in the BRFSS-SOP” in Ethnicity and Health; and “Neighborhoods and Food Insecurity in Households with Young Children: A Disadvantage Paradox?” in Social Problems.
Don Dillman, Regents professor, sociology, was appointed by the National Institute of Statistical Standards (NISS) to the Expert Panel for Evaluation of Survey Recruitment Materials used by the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Justin Denney, associate professor, sociology, presented “From the Health of Children in Same‐Sex Couple Families to Neighborhood Contributions to Disparities in Adult Mortality: RDCs Make It Possible” at the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center in Boulder, Colo.
Jennifer Sherman, associate professor, sociology, co-edited Rural Poverty in the United States (Columbia University Press, New York).
Don Dillman, Regents professor, sociology, presented the president’s invited address, “The Challenge of Creating Data Collection Methods That Are Neither Too Far Ahead Nor Behind Our Survey Respondents,” at the Statistical Society of Canada’s annual conference in Winnipeg. He also presented the keynote address, “The Worldwide Challenge of Pushing Respondents to the Web in Mixed-Mode Surveys,” at the 28th International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Dillman and five recent sociology doctoral graduates, Michelle Edwards Neilson ’13, Morgan M. Millar ’12, Benjamin Messer ’11, Leah Melani Christian ’07, and Jolene D. Smyth ’07, received the 2017 American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for development of a new data collection methodology.
Julie Kmec, professor, and Sarah Morton, PhD candidate, sociology, co-authored “Risk-taking in the Academic Dual-Hiring Process: How Risk Shapes Later Work Experiences” in Journal of Risk Research. Kmec also recently delivered the 2017 WSU Convocation address.
Jarred Williams, doctoral candidate, sociology, was named a 2017 Soros Justice Fellow to further his work on prison closures.