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  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1989
  • M.A., Central Michigan University, 1982
  • B.A., Southwest State University, 1976

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Sociological Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, Clinical Sociology (theory, design, and implementation of social support networks), Non-profit Organizations, Race and Ethnicity

Selected Publications

  • 2003. Structure and Agency in Everyday Life,2nd. Edition. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 1998. Structure and Agency in Everyday Life.Dix Hills, New York: General Hall. Nominated for the Scholarly Achievement Award by the North Central Sociological Association .
  • 2003. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 23 (6/7). A special double issue on symbolic interactionism and social policy.
  • 2009. “Childhood Socialization.” Pp.187-201, in Within The Social World: Essays in Social Psychology. Edited by Jeffrey C. Chin and Cardell K. Jacobson. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • 2009. “The Essentials of Symbolic Interactionism: A Paper in Honor of Bernard N. Meltzer.” Studies in Symbolic Interaction 33.
  • 2008: “The Symbolic Interactionism of Bernard N. Meltzer.” Michigan Sociological Review 22:112-141.
  • 2003. “Social Structure, Human Agency, and Social Policy.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 23 (6/7):1-12.
  • 2003: “The Chicago School.” Pp. 91-117 in The Handbook of Syjbolic Interactionism. Edited by Larry T. Reynolds and Nancy J. Herman-Kinney. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2002: “Role-Taking and Restorative Justice: Social Practices of Solidarity and Community in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.” Contemporary Justice Review 5:211-230. Feature/lead article.
  • 2002: “Resentment and Ressentiment.” Sociological Inquirey 72:240-255. With Bernard N. Meltzer.