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Dan Ryan
Kathryn P. Hannam Associate Professor, teaching in Sociology and Public Policy
Mills College
MA, M.Phil., PhD Sociology, Yale University
BA Mathematical, Physical & Computer Sciences, New College of Florida

sociology of information, network analysis, simulation, agent models, phenomenology, organizations, GIS, social media
Mills College
5000 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
danryan at mills dot edu

Vera Long 105
510.430.2304 fax

Office Hours: By appointment. Click here or here (Note: requires Google Calendar)

"[F]or a social theorist ignorance is more excusable than vagueness. Other investigators can easily show I am wrong if I am sufficiently precise. They will have much more difficulty showing by investigation what, precisely, I mean if I am vague. I hope not to be forced to weasel out with 'But I didn’t really mean that.' Social theorists should prefer to be wrong rather than misunderstood. Being misunderstood shows sloppy theoretical work."

Arthur L. Stinchcombe, Constructing Social Theories


Current Semester

  • On Leave until August 2015


Past and Future Courses: Everyday Life | Social Theory | Proseminar | Senior Seminar | Research Methods | Social Control | Network Analysis | Ants, Brains, Cities, & Software | Analysis of Social Structure | Mathematics and Social Science | Intro to Soc | Simulation & Modeling | Geographic Information Systems

Assessment and the Major | Ideas for Teaching | Teaching and Technology | Teaching Evaluations 1998-present | Generic Resources for Students


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