E. Gary Shapiro

After 25 years in higher eduction administration, Dr. Shapiro returns to the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department. In his administration career at Central Michigan University, he served as Director of Institutional Research, Interim Registrar, Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Planning, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Founding Dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and University Provost.

Anspach Hall 202 
(989) 774-3818 
email: shapi1eg@cmich.edu


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972
    Major: Social Psychology  Minor: Social Organization
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Michigan, 1970
  • B.A. in Math and Sociology, Wayne State University, 1966

Areas of Teaching expertise

  • Social psychology
  • Research methods
  • Statistics
  • Small groups/group dynamics
  • Sociology of gambling

Research Interests

  • Student Retention in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Student Evaluations of Instructors

Selected Publications

  • 1990 "Effect of instructor and class characteristics on students' class evaluations." Research in Higher Education, 31, (2), 1990. ​
  • 1984  "Help seeking in organizations: Why people don't," in S. Bacharach and E. Lawler (Eds.) Research on the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 3: Social Psychological Perspectives, JAI Press, Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1983 "Embarrassment and seeking help," in B.M. DePaulo, A. Nadler, and J.D. Fisher (ed.). New Directions in Helping. Vol. 2; Help Seeking. Academic Press.
  • 1983 "Costs of seeking and accepting special education services." The Journal for Special Educators, 19(2), v-vii.
  • 1982 "Why does 'Charlie' prefer to play the slots?" Public Gaming, 9, No. 7 18-26, 44.
  • 1980 "Is asking a friend for help like asking a stranger." Social Psychology Quarterly, 43, (2), 259-263.
  • 1978 "Help seeking: Effect of visibility of task performance and seeking help." Journal of Applied Social Psychology 8, (2), 163-173.
  • 1977 "Racial differences in the value of job rewards." Social Forces, (September), 56, 31-30.
  • 1977 "The allocation of rewards and estimation of task performance as a function of status rewards." Sociological Focus, 10, April, 189-198.
  • 1975 "The effect of expectations of future interaction on reward allocations in dyads." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31, 873-880.