Department of Homeland Security Fellow Madeline Brice with faculty advisor Brent Smith

Faculty/Student Collaborations

   

The MA program in Sociology at the University of Arkansas provides many opportunities for graduate students to become involved in our faculty’s research. In recent years, several of our graduate students and faculty members published co-authored articles and/or presented their work at professional conferences. Many of these collaborations are related to the thesis projects undertaken by our students. In addition, our graduate students gain research experience by helping faculty members with the data collection, data analysis, and becoming otherwise involved in individual faculty’s projects or research teams led by our faculty. The following examples provide some ideas of the types of publications and research projects undertaken by our graduate students and faculty members:

Dr. Mindy Bradley

2016    Crawford, Brandon* & Mindy S. Bradley. “Parent Gender and Differences in Child Abuse and Neglect Case Outcomes.” Children and Youth Services Review. 65: 224-230.

2015    Harris, Casey, Mindy S. Bradley, Megan Handley, & Steven Worden. “Religion, Age, and Violence at the Macro-level: Do Religious Traditions Differentially Impact Juvenile and Adult Violence?” Sociological Spectrum. 35: 372-392.

2013    McKinzie, Ashleigh & Mindy S. Bradley. “Deviance Redefined: Social Control in an Anti-Authority Subculture.” Deviant Behavior 34: 599-617.

2016    Walton, Allishia & Mindy S. Bradley. “Predictors of Victim Decision-making Among Victims of Sexual Assault”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. Denver, Co.

2016    Allen, Eric & Mindy S. Bradley.  “The Effects of Respondent, Victim, and Perpetrator Gender on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Criminality and Harm.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Oakland, CA.

2014    Handley, Megan, Mindy S. Bradley, & Rodney Engen. “A Multistate Comparison of Correctional ‘Good Time Policies’ and Time Served.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

2014    Harris, Casey, Mindy S. Bradley, Megan Handley, & Steven Worden. “Religion, Age, and Violence at the Macro-level: Do Religious Traditions Differentially Impact Juvenile and Adult Violence?” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

2013    Bradley, Mindy S., Rodney L. Engen, Chris Shields, Kelly R. Damphousse, & Brent L. Smith. “The Time Penalty: The Role of Time to Conviction on Plea vs. Trial Disparities in Sentencing.” Featured in Justice Quarterly special session “New Directions in Sentencing Research.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dallas, TX.

 

Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Don Willis. 2014. “Resources and Relationships: Food Insecurity and Social Capital Among Middle School Students.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (August).

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Don Willis, and Gail O’Connor. 2013 “Social Class, Social Capital and Weight Status Outcomes Among Middle School Students.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY (August).

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Brad Myrstol, Elizabeth Miller and Mark LaGory. 2012. Do Community and Capital Matter? The Social Context of Mental Health among the Homeless” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO (August).

Choudary, Wendie, and Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. 2012. “Ecology of Philanthropy: An Examination of Community Composition and Aggregate Charitable Giving in the United States.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver (August).

Miller, Elizabeth, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Mark LaGory. 2011. Quality of Life for the Homeless: Do Time and Place Matter? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV (August).

Gordon-Jokinen Maija Hanna and Kevin Fitzpatrick. 2011.  Risk and Capital: Regional and National Differences in Children’s Well‐Being, presented at the Southern Sociological Society Meetings, Jacksonville, FL (April).

Gordon-Jokinen Maija Hanna and Kevin Fitzpatrick. 2010. State of Being: An Analysis of Risk and Capital among Arkansas Youth, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA (August).

Miller, Elizabeth, Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, and Mark LaGory. 2010. Time & Place Without a Place of Their Own: Understanding Homelessness in a Broader Context, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (February).

Miller, Elizabeth, Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, and Mark La Gory. 2008. Does Place and Space Matter? A Systematic Comparison of the Homeless Circumstance, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA (August).

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. Bettina Piko, and Elizabeth Miller. 2007. Suicide Ideation and Attempts among Low-Income, African-American Adolescents, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, NY (August)

 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Don Willis (Eds.) 2015. Place-Based Perspectives of Food in Society. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. ISBN: 978–1–137–40836–5. 

Willis, Don and Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. 2017. Food Insecurity and Obesity Among At-Risk Children in the United States. In: Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor. (Eds.) Leslie Hossfield and Julie Waity. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. Forthcoming. 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Don Willis. 2014. “Race and Place” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society (Eds.) William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah. London: Wiley Blackwell. February. 

O’Connor, Gail and Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. 2016. “Do Place and Time Make a Difference? Examining Quality of Life among Homeless Persons in Northwest Arkansas and Birmingham.” Journal of Community Mental Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-016-0050-2. 

Willis, Don and Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. 2016. “Psychosocial Factors As Mediators of Food Insecurity and Obesity Among Middle School Students” Appetite. 103: 236-243.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Don Willis. 2016. “Parent/Student Risk and Protective Factors in Understanding Early Adolescent’s BMI.” Journal of Early Adolescence 36: 510-526. 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Brad Myrstol, Elizabeth Miller. 2015. Do Context and Resources Matter? Examining the Mental Health among Homeless People.” Journal of Community Mental Health. 51: 215-221. 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Don Willis, and Gail O’Connor. 2014. “Circumstances, Resources and Weight Status Outcomes Among Middle School Students.” Journal of Early Adolescence 34: 1058–1074.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M, Wendie Choudary, Anne Kearney, and Bettina Piko. 2013. “Risk, Assets, and Health Behaviors Among Arkansas’ Hispanic Adolescents.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 35: 428-447.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. Bettina Piko, and Elizabeth Miller. 2008. “Suicide Ideation and Attempts among Low-Income, African-American Adolescents.” Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 38: 552-563.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Stephanie Collier. 2016. 2016 Community and Family Institute Springdale Report: Nutrition, Food Security and Health Among 10-12th Grade Students. Community and Family Institute. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Stephanie Collier, and Gail O’Connor. 2015. A Comprehensive Examination of Homelessness in Washington and Benton Counties. Community and Family Institute. University of Arkansas.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Gail O’Connor. 2015. Assessing Income Eligibility for Statewide Assistance: Staying Off the Cliff’s Edge. Community and Family Institute.University of Arkansas.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Patricia Herzog, Gail O’Connor, and Stephanie Collier. 2014. Jones Center Assessment: Census, Visitors, and Non-Profit Partners. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Stephanie Collier. 2014. Fayetteville High School Photo Project: Community. Community and Family Institute. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Don Willis and Gail O’Connor. 2012. Owl Creek Study: Nutrition, Food Security and Health Among 5-7th Grade Students. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Kimberly Murray. 2011. University of Arkansas Belize Service Learning Project Evaluation. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Brad A. Myrstol, Shauna Morimoto, Wendie Choudary and Emily Hallgren. 2011. Northwest Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. and Kimberly Murray. 2010. Northwest Arkansas Community Survey: A Quality-of-Life Assessment of NWA Residents. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Brad A. Myrstol, Hanna Maija Jokinen-Gordon, Bonnie Miller and Anne Kearney. 2009. Northwest Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. 

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Brad A. Myrstol, Elizabeth Miller, Hanna Mija Jokinen-Gordon, Rodica Guzun, and Bonnie Miller. 2008. Northwest Arkansas Community Indicators: A Quality-of-Life Assessment. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., Elizabeth Miller and Kimberly Gross. 2007. A Needs Assessment of the Homeless in Northwest Arkansas 2007. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 Dr. Lori Holyfield

 

2008 Holyfield, Lori and Crosby Hipes. 2008. “Social Construction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Society for the study of Symbolic Interaction,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston (August).

2016 Holyfield, Lori, Maggie Cobb,  Scott Herford, Kasey Ogle.2016. "Masculinity Under Attack: Women Combat and Narrative Resistance"   Under Review with Journal of Women, Politics and Policy 

2013 Holyfield, Lori, Maggie Cobb, Kimberly Murray and Ashleigh McKinzie. 2013. “Musical Ties that Bind: Nostalgia, Affect and Heritage in Festivals.”   Symbolic Interaction Vol.36, No.4, November 2013

2013 Holyfield, Lori, Matthew Ryan Moltz, and Mindy S. Bradley. (2009). “Racial Discourse and the U.S. Confederate Flag.” Race, Ethnicity and Education Vol. 12, No. 4:517-538

2009 Holyfield, Lori and Clifford Beacham. (2009). “Memory Brokers, Shameful Pasts, and Civil War Commemoration.” Journal of Black Studies, Under Review.

 Dr. Anna Zajicek

Sonia Kapur (Ph.D. student), Anna Zajicek, Valerie Hunt.  “Immigration Provisions in the Violence Against Women Act: Implications for Asian Indian Marriage Migrants.” Forthcoming in Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.

Sonia Kapur (Ph.D. student), Anna Zajicek, and John Gaber.  “Non-Profit Organizations’ Serving Domestic Violence Survivors: Addressing Intersectional Needs of Asian Indians.”  Affilia: The Journal of Women  and Social Work. (2015). Published online before print June 29, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0886109915592669

Kalynn Amundson (Ph.D. Student), Anna Zajicek, and Brinck Kerr.  “A Social Metamorphosis: Constructing Drug Addicts from the Poor.” Sociological Spectrum, Vol. 35, Issue 5, (2015): 442-464.

Kalynn Amundson (Ph.D. Student), Anna Zajicek, Valerie Hunt.  “Pathologies of the Poor: What do the War on Drugs and Welfare Reform Have in Common” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. XLI, Number 1, (2014): 5 – 27 (Lead Article).

Shauna Morimoto, Anna Zajicek, Valerie Hunt, and Rodica Lisnic (Ph.D. student). “Beyond Binders Full of Women: NSF ADVANCE and Initiatives for Institutional Transformation,” Sociological Spectrum, Vol. 33, Issue. 5, (2013): 397-415.

Valerie Hunt, Shauna Morimoto, Anna Zajicek, and Rodica Lisnic (Ph.D. student).“Intersectionality and Dismantling Institutional Privilege: The Case of the NSF ADVANCE Program.” Race, Class, and Gender, Vol. 19, No. 1-2 (2012): 266-290.

Zajicek, A.M., Morimoto, S.A., Terdalkar (M.S. Student), A., Hunt, V.H., Rencis, J.J., and Lisnic, R., (Ph.D. student).  "Recruitment Strategies for Gender Equity: Lessons from Cohort 1 ADVANCE Institutions," WIED Poster Session, Women in Engineering Division, CD ROM Proceedings of the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.

Adele Norris (Ph.D. student)., Anna Zajicek, Yvette Murphy-Erby, “An Exploration of an Intersectional Perspective in Rural Poverty Research and the Public Policy Implications,” Journal of Poverty, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2010): 1 – 20.

Anna M. Zajicek, Yvette Murphy, Richard Bravo (M.A. Student), Adele Norris (Ph.D. Student), Angel Warren (B.A. Student), and Ramu Bishwakarma (M.A. Student). “Engaging Diversity: An Exploratory Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Active-Learning (IRAL) Research Team,” Learning Communities Journal Vol. 1, No. 1 (2009):  63-90.

Ramu Bishwakarma (M.A. Student), Valerie H. Hunt, and Anna M. Zajicek. “Educating Dalit Women: Beyond One-dimensional Policy Formulations,” Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalyan Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1-2 (2009): 19-30.

Justin Barnum (M.A. Student) and Anna M. Zajicek.  “An Intersectional Analysis of Visual Media: A Case Study of Diesel Advertisements,” Social Thought and Research ,Vol. 29 (2008): 105-128.

Adele Norris (Ph.D. Student), Yvette Murphy, Anna M. Zajicek. “An Intersectionality Perspective in Introductory Sociology Textbooks and the Sociological Imagination: A Case Study,” Race, Gender and Class, Vol. 141-2 (2007): 333-344.

 

 

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 Dr. Casey Harris

2015 Harris, Casey T., Handley, Megan, Bradley, Mindy, and Steven Worden. 2015. “Religion, Age, and Crime at the Macro-Level: Do Religious Traditions Differentially Impact Juvenile and Adult Violence?” Sociological Spectrum 35(4): 372-391.

Dr. Patricia Herzog

2016      Patricia S. Herzog, DeAndre’ T. Beadle, Daniel E. Harris, Tiffany E. Hood,* Sanjana Venugopal.* 2016. "Moral and Cultural Awareness in Emerging Adulthood: Preparing for Multi-Faith Workplaces." Religions, 7(40). doi:10.3390/rel7040040

Under Review     Patricia Snell Herzog, Grant King, De Andre’ T. Beadle, and Daniel E. Harris. “Emerging Adult Religious and Spiritual Values: Applying Ammerman’s Non-Binary Cultural Packages.” Under review.

2015      “Pushing Back on Emerging Adulthood: Teaching Moral Meaning-Making for Diverse Religious Workplaces.” Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Newport Beach, CA (paper co-authors: DeAndre Beadle and Daniel Harris).

2015      Presenter with Christina Williams August 2015, “Life is What Happened When Making Other Plans: Cultural Processes of Emerging Adult Life Trajectories.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

2015      Presenter with Christina Williams, March 2015. “Life is What Happened When Making Other Plans: Emerging Adults Establishing Life Trajectories.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA.

2016      Collaboration with DeAndre’ T. Beadle, Jada Holmes, Tiffany Hood, April Moore, and Emma Turner on the Emerging Leaders Study, Summer 2016.

2016      Collaboration with Bradley Reed on Nonprofit Impact Studies, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

2016      Collaboration with DeAndre’ T. Beadle, Tatianna Balis, Grant King, Connor Thompson, and Tiffany Hood, on National Study of Youth and Religion, Spring 2016.

2015      Collaboration with Angela Cox and James Brown on Studying University Perspectives, Spring 2015.

2013      Collaboration with Suki Highers and Christina Williams, Andrew Garcia, Stephanie Collier, Olivia Tzeng, Sanjana Venugopal, Emily Lau, Tatianna Balis, Nicole Breaux, Catherine Taylor, Kristen Eldridge, Melissa Conry, and Alexis Rizzolo. “Community in a Connected Age: Youth Social Networks & Sense of Belonging,” University of Arkansas Adopt-A-Classroom and Fayetteville High School, 2013-2014.

Dr. Christopher Shields

2016   Madeline Brice, Christopher A. Shields, & Brent L. Smith. “Measuring Factors Contributing to Longevity in Terrorist Activity” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2016    Martha Gresham & Christopher A. Shields. “Examining Recent Efforts in Arkansas to Combat Human Trafficking” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2016      Skylar Mann & Christopher A. Shields, “Analyzing Perceptions Concerning the Value of Forensic Evidence Among Criminal Justice Professionals.”  Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2015    Garrett Smith & Christopher A. Shields. “An Analysis of the tactics and targets of the Sovereign Citizen Movement”Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2016 Ian Brecht &Christopher A. Shields. “Examining Terrorism Material Support CasesAcademy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2016    Katie Ratcliff &Christopher A. Shields. “Examining Informant Usage in Terrorism Cases”Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Denver, CO. March 2016.

2015    Tiffany Westerman & Christopher A. Shields (Chair).  “Changing Gender Roles in Terrorism from 1980 to 2015,” American Society of Criminology annual meeting. Washington DC, November 2015.

2015    Garrett Smith & Christopher A. Shields. “Examining the Transition from Christian Identity to Sovereign Citizens among Far-Right Extremism.” American Society of Criminology annual meeting. Washington DC, November 2015.

2015    Cody Tuttle & Christopher A. Shields, “Prosecuting Trafficking: Examining the Frequency of the Use and Success of the Trafficking Victims Act,” Presented to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 7, 2015, Orlando, FL.

2015    Noah Schneider & Christopher A. Shields, “Infiltrating Terrorism: The Use of the Entrapment Defense in Terrorist Trials in Cases Involving Informants.” Presented to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 6, 2015, Orlando, FL.

2015    Garrett Smith & Christopher A. Shields. “An Examination of Changes in Group Membership, Organizational Structure, and Target Selection in Rightwing Terrorism.” Presented to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 5, 2015, Orlando, FL

2015    Brandon Chapman & Christopher A. Shields, “Macro-level Analysis of Human Trafficking, Victim Criminalization, Trafficker Outcomes, and Reporting.”  Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 7, 2015, Orlando, FL.  

2014    Noah Schneider & Christopher A. Shields. “Behind Enemy Lines: A pre and Post 9-11 Analysis of the impact of Undercover Agents in Federal Terrorism Trials” Presentation to the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, November 20, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

2014   Brent Klein, Jeff Grunewald & Christopher A. Shields, “An Examination of Domestic Terrorist Attack Characteristics and Successful Outcomes,” Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, February 20, 2014, Philadelphia, PA,   

2014    Noah Schneider & Christopher A. Shields, "Infiltrated and Undercover: An Analysis of the Impact of Confidential Informants in Federal Terrorism Trials,” Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, February 20, 2014, Philadelphia, PA,

2014    Lauren Grantham & Christopher A. Shields "Analyzing the Impact of Federal Legislation and Law Enforcement Intervention on Rightwing Extremism," Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, February 20, 2014, Philadelphia, PA,  (Went to graduate school at ASU)

2013    Megan Handley & Christopher A. Shields “Family Systems and Delinquency: A look at differential Association Theory, Family Factors, and Juvenile Delinquency. Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, March 23, 2013, Dallas, TX,

2013    Dan Sulzinger & Christopher A. Shields “Politicizing Right Wing Trials: An Exploratory Look at the Potential Impact of Jury Empathy in Terrorism Trials.” Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, March 23, 2013, Dallas, TX, (Went to graduate school at Maryland)

2013    Brent L. Klein & Christopher A. Shields. “Terrorist Attack Complexity: A look at attack complexity on incident success rates.”  Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, March 23, 2013, Dallas, TX,