Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Fitzgerald House, Room 211
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
Fitzgerald House, Room 251
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371

Faculty Publications and Honors

Faculty Publications

Downey, Douglas B. & Dennis J. Condron. (2016). "Fifty Years Since The Coleman Report: Rethinking the Relationship between Schools and Inequality." Sociology of Education, 89(3):207–20.

Carroll, Jon W. (2016). “Assessing Nonlinear Behaviors in an Agent Based Model.”  In Brouwer-Burg, M., H. Peeters and W. Lovis (Eds.)  Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Archaeological Computational ModelingNew York: Springer.

Becker, J. H. (2016), "The Dynamics of Neighborhood Structural Conditions: The Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Homicide over Time and Space." City & Community, 15: 64–82

Tonsing, KN; Tse, S; & Tonsing, JC (2016). "Acculturation, perceived discrimination, and psychological distress: Experiences of South Asians in Hong Kong." Transcultural Psychiatry, 53(1), 124-144.

Vungkhanching, M. & Tonsing, KN. (2016). "Social workers’ perceived role clarity as members of an interdisciplinary team in brain injury settings." Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1080/1536710X.2016.1220887.

Vungkhanching, M; Tonsing, JC, & Tonsing, KN. (2016). "Psychological distress, coping and perceived social support in social work students." British Journal of Social Work, doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw145.


Benz, Terresa. (2015).  "Urban Mascots and Poverty Fetishism: Authenticity in the Postindustrial City." Sociological Perspectives, 1-19.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2015).  "Methodological and ethical issues in feminist interviews with abused women: Reflections on participants' vulnerability and empowerment." Women's Studies International Forum, 48(1), pp. 124-134.

Downey, Douglas B.,  Condron, Dennis J. and Deniz Yucel.  (2015).  “Number of Siblings and Social Skills Revisited among American Fifth Graders.”   Journal of Family Issues 36(2): 273-96.

Comartin, E., Pimlott-Kubiak, S., Ray, B., Tillander, E. & Hanna, J. (2015). "Short and long-term outcomes of mental health court participants by psychiatric diagnosis."   Psychiatric Services.

Nelson, D.A. , Agarwal SC, Darga LL. (2015). "Bone Health from an Evolutionary Perspective: Development in Early Human Populations." In: Holick MF and Nieves JW, eds.  Nutrition and Bone Health, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer.

Gooren, Henri. (2015). "The Growth and Development of Non-Catholic Churches in Chile." Review of Religious Research 57 (2): 191-218.

Johnson, Wendi L., Peggy C.,Giordano, Wendy D,Manning, Monica A,Longmore. (2015). "The Age-IPVCurve: Patterns of the Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence across Adolescence and Young Adulthood.Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(3), 708-726.

Giordano, Peggy C., Wendi L. Johnson, Wendy D. Manning and Monica A. Longmore. 2015. "Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood: Narratives of Persistence and Desistance.'" Criminology, 53(3), 330-365.

KennedyDaniel. (2015). "Wrongful Conviction Litigation: A Criminological Perspective." For the Defense. July. pp. 42-43, 67.

Lyons, Heidi A., Wendy D. Manning, Monica A. Longmore, and Peggy C. Giordano. 2015. “Gender and Casual Sexual Activity from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood: Social and Life Course Correlates.” Journal of Sex Research 52 (5): 543-557. Refereed.

May, Matthew. 2015. “Simulating Secularization: A Pedagogical Strategy for the Sociology of Religion.” Teaching Sociology 43(1): 46-52.

Renzulli, Linda A., Ashley Barr, and Maria Paino. 2015. “Innovating Education? A Test of Specialist Mimicry or Generalist Assimilation in Trends in Charter School Specialization Over Time.” Sociology of Education. 88(1):83-102. (refereed).

Reger, Jo, 2015. “The Story of a Slut Walk: Sexuality, Race and Generational Divisions in Contemporary Feminist Activism,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44.1: 84-112, online publication, May, 2014

Orbuch, Terri L. (in press). Interpersonal Relationships. In G. Ritzer (Eds), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Peterson, L., Orbuch, Terri L., & Brown, E. (in press). Perceived Admiration and Transition to Parenthood for Black and White Married Couples. Journal of Family Social Work, 17: 301-323.

Cassano, Graham. (2014). A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948. New York, NY: Brill. 

Cassano, Graham
. (2014). Working class self-fashioning in Swing Time (1936)Critical Sociology, 40(3), 329-347.

Henri Gooren
. (2014).  "Anthropology of Religious Conversion." In Lewis R. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion, 84-116. New York: Oxford University Press.

Seth Bryant, Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David Stewart Jr. (2014).  "Conversion and Retention in Mormonism."  In Lewis R. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian, eds.,  The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion, 756-785. New York: Oxford University Press.

Comartin, E., Kernsmith, P., Kernsmith, R. (2014).  Identifying appropriate sanctions for youth sexual behavior: The impact of age,gender and sexual orientation. New Criminal Law Review: Special Edition on Developmental Science and Criminal Law, 17(3).

Ray, B., Pimlott-Kubiak, S.,  Comartin, E. & Tillander, E.
(In press).  Mental health court outcomes by offense type at admissionAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M
. (2014). European Gardens of Love: Feminist Perspectives. In Will Meyer (Ed).  Engendering Landscape and Landscaping Gender (in press) Buffalo: University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M
. (2014). Sexuality: Classical World. In Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin (Eds), The International Encyclopedia  of  Human Sexuality (in press, peer reviewed) Malden,  Oxford: John Wiley and Sons.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M
2014).   The Archaeology of Childhood. In Heather Montgomery (Ed.),  Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies (in press) .

Dennis M. Savard
and Daniel B. Kennedy. (2014). "Crime and security liability concerns at shopping Centers." In Kevin Walby and Randy Lippert (Eds.)  Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective ( pps. 254-275). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lyons, H. A., Manning, W. D., Longmore, M. A., & Giordano, P. C.
(2014).  Young adult casual sexual behavior: Life-course-specific motivations and consequencesSociological Perspectives, 57(1), 79-101.

Lyons, H. A., &  Smith, Scott J.(2014).  Religiosity and the transition to nonmarital paritySexuality Research and Social Policy, 11(2), 163-175.

Reger, Jo. (in press)   The Story of a Slut Walk: Sexuality, Race, and Generational Divisions in Contemporary Feminist ActivismJournal of Contemporary Ethnography

Waites, C.C, Kaiser, A., & Martin, F. (2014). Health Promotion for African American Elders: Church is a Likely Place. In H.F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, G.M. Simpson & N. Giunta (Eds.), The Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures (pp.191-206). New York, NY: Springer. 

Reger, Jo. 
(2014). Debating contemporary US feminismSociology Compass, 8(1), 43-51.

Kennedy, Daniel B. 
(2014). Evolving practice parameters of forensic criminology. In S.J. Morewitz and M.L. Goldstein (eds.), Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology (pp. 1-20). New York: Springer. 

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda
Graham CassanoDennis J. CondronHeidi A. Lyons, and George Sanders. (2014). A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skillsTeaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda
 and Christopher G. Urban. (2014). "State variations on definition of sexual assault." In Tara Richards and Catherine Marcum (Eds.), Sexual Violence: Then and Now (pp. 1-13). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Orbuch, Terri L. (2013). Secrets From The Love Doctor. National Public Television Program. Program Host.

Henri Gooren. (2013). "The Growth and Development of Non-Catholic Churches in Paraguay," in Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, and Richard Flory, eds., Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism, 83-98.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Henri Gooren. (2013).  Comparing Mormon and Adventist Growth Patterns in Latin America: The Chilean CaseDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 46(3): 45-77.

Messina, J., U. Adhikari,  J. Carroll, R. Chikowo, M. DeVisser, L. Dodge, P. Fan, S. Langley, S. Lin, N. Me-nsope, N. Moore, S. Murray, S. Nawyn, A. Nejadhashemi, J. Olson, A. Smith and S. Snapp. (2013).  Population Growth, Climate Change and Pressure on the Land. Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Reviewed Whitepaper Series.

Cauley, J.A. and Dorothy Nelson. (2013). Race, Ethnicity and Osteoporosis. In: Marcus R, Feldman D, Dempster DW, Luckey M, Cauley JA.  Osteoporosis, 4th Edition, 605-618; Academic Press, Inc.  

Daniel B. Kennedy. (2013). Applications of forensic sociology and criminology to civil litigationJournal of Applied Social Science, 7(2):233-247. 

Dennis M. Savard and Daniel B. Kennedy. (2013). Responding to intimate partner violence in the workplaceSecurity Journal, 26: 249-263.

Orbuch, Terri L., Brown, E., Baumeister, J., & McKinley, B. (2013). Early Family Ties and Marital Stability Over 16 Years: The Context of Race and Gender. Family Relations, 62:2, 265-568.

Edna Brown, Terri L. Orbuch, José A. Bauermeister, Brandyn-Dior McKinley. (2013). Marital Well-Being Over Time Among Black and White Americans: The First Seven YearsJournal of African American Studies, 17(3): 290-307.

Connally, Dalton, Rose Wedemeyer, and Scott J. Smith. (2013). "Cultural practice considerations: The coming out process for Mexican Americans along the rural U.S.-Mexico border". Contemporary Rural Social Work, 5: 42-60.

Heidi Lyons, Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Monica A. Longmore. (2013). “Predictors of Heterosexual Casual Sex among Young Adults.” Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42: 585-593.

Marsiglia, Flavio F., Bertram L. Jacobs, Tanya Nieri, Scott J. Smith, Damien Salamone, and Jaime Booth. (2013). "Effects of an undergraduate HIV/AIDS course on students' HIV risks."  Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 12(2): 172-189. 

Reger, Jo. (2013) .  "Micro Cohorts, Feminist Generations and the Making of the Toronto Slutwalk," Feminist Formations, in press.

Conti, Norman, Linda Morrison, and Katherine Pantaleo. (2013). "All the wiser: Dialogic space, destigmatization, and teacher-activist recruitment." The Prison Journal, 93:166-188.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2013). "Feminist criminological theory."  In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (pp. 1603-1612). New York, NY: Springer.

Condron, Dennis J.
  (2013).  “Affluence, Inequality, and Educational Achievement: A Structural Analysis of 97 Jurisdictions Across the Globe.”  Sociological Spectrum 33:73–97.

Condron, Dennis J., Daniel Tope, Christina R. Steidl, and Kendralin J. Freeman. (2013).  “Racial Segregation and the Black/White Achievement Gap, 1992-2009.”  The Sociological Quarterly 54:130–57.

Comartin, Erin, Roger Kernsmith, & Poco Kernsmith. (2013). "Sexting" & sex offender registration: Does age and gender of the offender or sexual orientation of the relationship matter? Deviant Behavior, 34(1), 38-52.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. 2013.   Nonlinear Systems Theory, Feminist Theory, and Post-Processual ArchaeologyJournal of Archaeology. Vol. 1:  : article ID 540912, 15 pages.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M ., Editor. (2013).   Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public  New York: Springer. 

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. and Stacey Camp. (2013). Introduction to Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public. In S.M. Spencer-Wood (Ed.),  Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public. (Pp.1-22). New York: Springer. 

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. (2013). Western Gender Transformations from the Eighteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century:  Combining the Domestic and Public Spheres. In S.M. Spencer-Wood (Ed.),  Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public ( Pp. 173-214). New York: Springer. 

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. (2013). Commentary: How Feminist Theories Increase Our Understanding of Processes of Gender Transformation. In S.M. Spencer-Wood (Ed.)  Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public. (Pp. 391-425). New York: Springer.

Roberts, Aki, John M. Roberts, and Raymond V. Liedka. (2012).  Elements of terrorism preparedness in local police agencies, 2003-2007Crime & Delinquency, 58(5), 720-747.

Connally, Dalton. (2012). The relationship between clinician sex, ethnicity, sexual identity, and secondary traumatic stressJournal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 16(4), 306-321.

Birditt, K., Brown, E., Orbuch, Terri L., Hope, S. (2012). Developmental Trajectories of Marital Happiness Over 16 YearsResearch in Human Development,  9(2),126-144.

Sanders, George. (2012). Panem et circenses: Worship and the spectacleCulture and Religion,13(1), 1-­18.

Sanders, George. (2012). Help for the soul: Pastoral power and the purpose-driven discourseJournal of Cultural Economy, 5(3), 321-335.

Weisz, Arelene N., Beverly M. Black, Jessica L. Lucero, Angela Kaiser, Isabel Rose, and Dennis Muzzi. (2012). Batterers' intervention: How group leaders assess the risk levels of participantsJournal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(6), 4143-443. 

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2012). Pathways of victimization and resistance: Toward a feminist theory of battered women's help-seekingJustice Quarterly, 29(3), 309-346.

Orbuch, Terri. (2012). Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.

Reger, Jo. (2012). Everywhere and Nowhere: U.S. Feminist Communities in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2012). Backfire: Lessons learned when the criminal justice system fails help-seeking battered womenJournal of Crime and Justice, 35(1), 68-92.

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. (2012). 1600s Consumption, World. In Carl A. Zimring and William L. Rathje (Eds), Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of GarbageThousand Oaks, CA:Sage. 

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M. (2012). 1700s Consumption, World. In Carl A. Zimring and William L. Rathje (Eds), Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage. 
Faculty Honors

Winter 2016

Dr. Graham Cassano was honored with the Faculty Teaching Award, Founders Day 2016

Fall 2015

Dr. Jo Reger was awarded the 2015 Marian P. Wilson Award for her book Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States (Oxford, 2012).  The award is presented annually by the College of Arts and Sciences for publications which are exemplars of academic scholarship. The committee praised her book as being "an important contribution to social movement scholarship" and that it was "artfully told and methodologically rigorous."

Fall 2015

Order of the Plume recipients from the Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice Department: Stephanie Brandimarte, Deanne Bukari, Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Kim Byrd, Jon Carroll, Graham Cassano, Erin Comartin, Terri Orbuch, Maria Paino, Jo Reger, George Sanders and Scott Smith.

November 2015

Drs. Jon Carroll and Suzanne Spencer-Wood receive 2015 Honors College Inspiration Awards by student nomination as “inspiring faculty members.” 

October 2015

Dr. Suzanne Spencer-Wood and archaeology track anthropology major Amanda Sosnowski have been selected to be among the first cohort of Rosen Fellows.  The College of Arts and Sciences awarded them for their archaeological research linking the decline of ancient civilizations to Detroit’s ruins.  Dr. Spencer-Wood mentored Amanda's honors thesis mapping the causal cascade sequence of abandonment of sites in Detroit and offering new insights into processes involved in the fall of civilizations through comparison with abandonment processes at sites of ancient civilizations such as the Pueblos, Maya, Teotihuacan, and Tepe Yahya.

October 2015

Kim Byrd is nominated for adviser of the year.

July 2014

Dr. Suzanne Spencer-Wood's major review article "The Archaeology of Childhood," as one of the Oxford Bibliographieswon an award as Best in Class in the category "Reference," from Interactive Media Awards in 2013 (awarded in July), and was an Editor's Pick in Choice Magazine in August 2013. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste, to which Dr. Spencer-Wood contributed two entries, won the Library Journal's Best Reference Award for 2012. Dr. Spencer-Wood also has renewed her position as Associate of Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

April 2014

Dr. Henri Gooren and Dr. Terri Orbuch are honored at the OU Founders Day Award Luncheon. Dr. Gooren is among the College of Arts & Sciences faculty recognized for his outstanding scholarship, and Dr. Orbuch receives the Research Excellence Award

Fall 2013

Dr. Mike Pytlik receives a 2013 Honors College Inspiration Award by student nomination as an “inspiring faculty member.” 

March 2013

Dr. Jo Reger receives the 2013 Phyllis Law Googasian Award for achievements in support of women's educational leadership

August 2012

Dr. Terri Orbuch receives the 2012 Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-career Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research

August 2012

Dr. Heidi Lyons' Journal of Sex Research article, Identity, Peer Relationships, and Adolescent Girls' Sexual Behavior: An Exploration of the Contemporary Double Standard, earns the 2011 Hugo G. Beigel Research Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

March 2012 

Dr. Dennis Condron receives OU New Investigator Research Excellence Award

October 2011

Dr. Dennis Condron's American Sociological Review article, Social Class, School and Non-School Environments, and Black/White Inequalities in Children's Learning, earns the 2011 James Coleman Outstanding Article Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Education 

June 2011

Dr. Suzanne Spencer-Wood named Associate of Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.