|Associate Professor of Sociology, Mills College, Oakland, CA. teaching in sociology and public policy.|
|Yale University, Ph.D. Sociology.
Dissertation under direction of Charles Perrow: "The Ghosts of Organizations Past: Organizational Aspects of Urban Social Structure in the Implementation of the Fighting Back Initiative in New Haven, Connecticut 1989-1996."
|Yale University, M.A., M. Phil. Sociology.|
|Universität Trier, Germany, Guest Student (German/Politics).|
|New College of Florida, B.A. Mathematical, Physical, and Computer Sciences
Thesis under V. Ambardar, with P. Kazaks, S.B. Chae. P. Scudder : "Descripto Novi Collegi modi ad data compenenda nomine Pascal Utendi cum IBM SERIE/I machina computante miniscula (The Design and Implementation of a Pascal Compiler for the IBM Series/1 Minicomputer)"
Courses taught: (1) Analysis of Social Structure; (2) Ants, Brains, Cities and Software; (3) Computer Applications in the Social Sciences; (4) Computers and Society; (5) Geographic Information Systems and Sociological Geography; (6) History of Sociological Thought; (7) Introduction to Sociology; (8) Junior Proseminar; (9) Research Methods; (10) Senior Seminar; (11) Simulation in the Social and Policy Sciences; (12) Social Control; (13) Social Organization; (14) Social Psychology of Organizations; (15) Sociology of Everyday Life; (16) Statistics, (17) Social Network Analysis. Independent Studies: Multiagent Simulation and Computer Music; Mathematical Sociology; Network Analysis; Contemporary Social Theory; Social Theory for International Relations; All by One: Goffman.
|2012-13||Mills College, Chair Course Evaluation Committee, Chair Strategic Planning Working Group on Undergraduate Program|
|2011-12||Mills College, Campus Budget Committee|
|2011-13||Mills College, Chair ad hoc committee on electronic course evaluations.|
|2011-13||American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technologies, Secretary/Treasurer|
|2011 Fall||Mills College, Chair of Faculty Executive Committee|
|2010||Mills College, Presidential Search Committee|
|2010-11||Mills College, Chair of Faculty Executive Committee|
|2009-10||Mills College, Chair of Faculty Executive Committee|
|2010||Mills College, Chair of Academic and Social Integration Committee of Retention Task Force|
|2005-08||Mills College, Department Head, Anthropology and Sociology Department|
Mills College, Chair, Sociology Search Committee
|2006-08||Mills College, Department Head, Sociology and Anthropology|
|1997||Yale University, Member University Committee on Campus Planning|
|1995-98||Yale University, Founder and Coordinator of The City Room at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies|
|1991-94||New College of Florida. Member, Board of Directors of Alumni Association|
|2015||The Ghosts of Organization Past Temple University Press.|
|2013||"Democracy and the Information Order" with G. K. Hadfield European Journal of Sociology / Volume 54 / Issue 01 / April 2013, pp 67-95. (PDF)|
|2008||"Emergent Temporal Effects in Community Initiatives." Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 139–162.|
|2006||"Getting the Word Out: Notes on the Social Organization of Notification." Sociological Theory, September 2006.
See also Tierney, J. 2007. "As the Grapevine Withers, Spam Filters Take Root." New York Times, 22 May 2007.
|2006||"Everything Here is So Political: Separating the Organizationally Normal from the Political in Communities of Organizations" Journal of Drug Issues, vol. 36, no. 2 (Spring 2006).|
|2005||"Why is it so difficult to form community coalitions?" with Charles Kadushin and Matthew Lindholm. City and Community,4:3 September 2005.|
|2004||"'Fighting Back' Against Substance Abuse: The Structure and Function of Community Coalitions." Matthew Lindholm, Dan Ryan, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe, Archie Brodsky. Human Organization. Fall 2004. Vol. 63, Iss. 3|
|2015||"But What if the Shared Vision Is Myopic?," with Sara Goldrick-Rab Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2015.|
|2014||"Majoring in the 21st Century," Mills Quarterly Winter 2015|
|2013||Review of Networked by Barry Wellman and Lee Rainie. Contemporary Sociology, March 2014 vol. 43 no. 2 180-183 (doi: 10.1177/0094306114522414b)|
|2007||Review of Time Use by William Michelson. Contemporary Sociology 36, 3 (May 2007).|
|2005||"Time and Globalization" in Encyclopedia of Globalization|
|2004||"Time" in Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by George Ritzer|
|1998||"How to Enjoy a Convention" The Pacific Sociologist Volume 6, #3. September 1998 (Republished by ~25 professional associations and websites)|
|1995||"The City Room: A View of a Virtual Repository" Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Newsletter Winter 1995.|
|1995||Farrar, C., Moskowitz, M., Rae, D. and D. Ryan. New Haven Maps! '95 A book of maps based on GIS analysis of data sets assembled by the Regional Data Cooperative for New Haven. September, 1995.|
|1989||Le Beau, M. M., D. Ryan, Jr. and M. A. Pericak-Vance. "Report of the committee on the genetic constitution of chromosomes 18 and 19." Cytogenetics & Cell Genetics 1989:51(1-4):338-57.|
Work in Progress
|Article||"Social Organizational Junkyards"|
|Article||"Learning to be a Node"|
|Book||Majoring in the 21st Century|
|Book||Notification and the Information Order|
|Temple University Press, University of Chicago Press, Sage, Symbolic Interaction, Time and Society, The Sociological Quarterly, Social Psychological Quarterly|
|2015||"Better Meetings: DeBono's Six Hats Method," Iovine Young Academy popUp Series.|
|2014||"If Small Liberal Arts Colleges Did Not Exist, Would Someone Invent Them?", Address at Palo Alto Mills Alumnae Club Meeting|
|2014||"Tricks of the Trade for Speaking in Public" Iovine Young Academy popUp Series.|
|2014||"Learning to be a Node," University of Southern California Department of Sociology.|
|2014||"Can EdTech Save Liberal Arts Colleges or Can Liberal Arts Colleges Be Saved From EdTech," Mills College Alumnae San Diego Chapter.|
|2013||"Majoring in the Twenty-first Century," Mills College Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society and The Cyrus and Susan Mills Society, September.|
|2013||"Democracy and the Information Order," USC Law School Faculty Workshop (with G Hadfield), February.|
|2012||"Pedagogical Productivity and the Survival of SLACs in the Age of MOOCs," Mills College Faculty Colloquium, December.|
|2011||Guest lectures, Mills College. "19th German Social Theory" (for HIST127, Germany and Central Europe); "Power in Organizations" (for GOVT101 "Organizational Theory")|
|2010||"The 'Six-Hats' Approach to Group Discussion," Mills College.|
|2010||"Democracy, Courts, and the Information Order" (co-authored with Gillian K. Hadfield) presented at Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA April.|
|2008||"Democracy, Courts, and the Information Order" (co-authored with Gillian K. Hadfield) presented at Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA August.|
|2007||"Notification and the Information Order," Mills College Faculty Works-in-Progress Forum, October.|
|2007||"Women, Men, and the Information Order," Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA, April.|
|2007||"Notification and the Information Order," Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, April.|
|2007||"Communities as Organizational Junkyards," Organizational Change Study Group at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, March.|
|2007||"The Mathematics of Petition Trees," presented to Political Economy and Formal Modeling Working Group at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, February.|
|2004||"Getting the Word Out: Notes on the Social Organization of Notification" presented at Mills College Social Science Works in Progress Seminar, Oakland, CA, October.|
|2004||"Separating the Organizationally Normal from the Politically Pathological in Communities of Organizations" presented at Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, April.|
|2002||"Social Networks" mock lecture for Mills College admissions event.|
|2002||"Making Methods a Lab Course," Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Vancouver, BC, April.|
|2002||"'Please take a few minutes… : Using 'Pointless' Internet Petitions to Characterize the Shape of Acquaintance Networks" presented at Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, March 2001 and in poster session at Annual Meetings of American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August.|
|2001||"Getting the Word Out: On the Social Organization of Notification," Annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Association, St. Louis, April.|
|2001||"Are Chain Letters Completely Useless? Extracting Social Network Information from ‘Pointless’ Internet Petitions," Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, March.|
|2000||"Getting the Word Out: Notes On the Social Organization of Notification," Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August.|
|2000||"Temporal Notification Norms: An Application in Formal Sociology," Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, March.|
|1999||"Notes on the Social Organization of Notification," "Pre-author meets non-critics" session at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August.|
|1999||"It’s About Time: Time as a Social Structure in Communities of Organizations," SSSP meetings, Chicago, August.|
|1999||"Do Kids Today Lack a Work Ethic? Or: Organizational Learning Across Social Networks," Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association, January.|
|1999||"Some Thoughts on Undergraduate Research," Dallas Area Mills College Alumnae Group, April.|
|1998||"Access to Information is Neither the Problem nor the Solution," Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.|
|1998||"Urban Communities as Organizational Junkyards," ASA meetings, San Francisco, CA, August.|
|1997||"Throwing Like a Girl" guest lecture in "Introduction to Sociology" course at Mills College, Oakland, CA, October.|
|1997||"Everything Here is Political: Communities of Organizations as Settings for Community Initiatives" presented at ASA meetings, Toronto, ON, August.|
|1996||"New Haven: A Virtual Tour." Invited talk, Yale Law School Reunion, New Haven, CT, October.|
|1996||"The City Room at ISPS: Efforts toward Bolstering the Local Information Economy." Yale University Department of Statistics.|
|1989||"Some Notes on the Social Psychology of Combat" (with Daniel F. Chambliss), ASA meetings, San Francisco, CA.|
|1988||"Big Problems Demand Small Solutions : Towards a General Strategy for Excellence in Education" (with Daniel F. Chambliss), Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization.|
|1990s||Numerous public presentations on computer networks and organizations, urban organizations, and New Haven demographics.|
|2009||Contributor KALW news "Economic Edge" series.|
|2007||Tierney, John. 2007. "As the Grapevine Withers, Spam Filters Take Root." New York Times Science Times 22 May 2007.|
|1995||Ethnographic fieldwork for Fighting Back National Evaluation Study, San Antonio, Texas.|
|1992||The Corporate Citizenship Challenge Project under the direction of N. Tichy and C. Kadushin. Set up qualitative database and wrote section of report on styles of corporate citizenship motivation.|
|1992||Research assistant to Steven Brint. Content analysis of journal articles for project on the American intellectual elite.|
|1992||"Student Markets and Admissions Strategies: A Report to the Competitive Markets Subcommittee of the Hamilton College Board of Trustees" an analysis of admissions data written with Daniel F. Chambliss.|
|1983||IBM Thomas J. Watson Laboratory. Worked on hardware and software for control, data collection, and display for the scanning tunneling electron microscope under Dr. R. Feenstra. American Institute of Physics Summer Industrial Intern Fellowship.|
B.A. thesis research — development and implementation of a Pascal Compiler for the IBM Series/1 minicomputer.
Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute. Raman spectroscopy of electrochemical breakdown of thin oxide films on iron. NSF URPP.
- I am an early adopter and active developer of technology tools in higher education and research.
- I have coded in languages from assembly to C to Python.
- I have taught NetLogo, NodeXL, Gephi, Anthropac, UCINET, several GIS applications, SPSS, Pascal, compiler design.
- I maintain several blogs, websites and wikis.
|2014-2015||Adjunct Professor of Technology and Social Science, Iovine Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation, University of Southern California.|
|1997||Yale School of Management: Geographic Information Systems for Market Analysis (co-taught with Douglas Rae).|
|1994-97||Founder and Coordinator of The City Room at the Institutional for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.|
|1994||Co-organizer of New Haven Regional Data Cooperative|
|1992-3||Yale University, Part-Time Acting Instructor: Deviance and Social Control, Social Psychology of Organizations.|
|1990-91||New College of Florida, Visiting Instructor in Sociology: Classical Social Theory, Social Organization, Deviance and Social Control, Phenomenological Sociology, Statistics for the Social Scientists, Monday Night with Nine Women and a Man – Senior Thesis Seminar.|
|1989||Yale University, Teaching Assistant to Maurice Natanson: Philosophy in Literature.|
|1985||New College of Florida, Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science: Programming in Pascal, Compiler Design, Assembly Language Programming.|
|1983||New College of Florida, Undergraduate instructor in computer science: Programming in Pascal.|
|1979-83||New College of Florida. Teaching Assistant for courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and sociology.|
|1995-97||Lectures on “Numbers in Organizations and Cities,” New Haven Department of Police Services and New Haven Police Academy.|
|1995-97||Introduction to the Internet workshop series for Citizen's for Connecticut's Children and Youth.|
|1996-97||Workshops in using geographic information systems for social science research offered at Yale Statistical Laboratory.|
|2013||National Endowment for the Humanities: Member, Review panel for NEH Collaborative Research in Social Sciences Grant Applications.|
|2012||Loyola Marymount College: Program Review Department of Sociology.|
|2008-9||Michelle R. Clayman Center Institute for Gender Research. Data visualization for "Dual-Career Academic Couples" project.|
|2005-8||Mills College. GIS mapping for Office of Admissions, Alumnae Association. Web site development for Curriculum Revision effort. (pro bono)|
|2003||Gaucher College: Program Review Department of Sociology and Anthropology.|
|2003||Hamilton College Project on Assessment of Learning in the Liberal Arts.|
|1999||Cooper Robertson & Partners, Architects. Developing methods of data visualization for Museum of Modern Art renovation project.|
|1997||Yale Office of University Planning and Cooper Robertson & Partners on campus planning project. Developed methods of visualizing campus activity patterns by combining multiple sources of administrative data with geographic information systems.|
|1997||Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership (LEAP). Organizational climate and effectiveness.|
|1997||The Waterbury Foundation/ The Counseling Center. GIS mapping.|
|1995-6||NIDA funded Community Health Care Van Project, providing GIS support and community information.|
|1996||New Haven Childcare Coalition. GIS mapping and spatial analysis.|
|1996||“Liaison, Information Exchange, and Consultation Core” component of Yale's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS proposal.|
|1995||Dr. Joann Elmore, Yale University Medical School. GIS mapping of breast cancer incidence data.|
|1995||New Haven Fighting Back. Assisted with planning for local community based self-assessment of program effectiveness.|
|1994||Collaboration Studio at Yale School of Architecture. Organizational design and analysis.|
|1989||Hamilton College Board of Trustees Admissions Committee. Data analysis and development of criteria for identifying multiple admissions markets.|
|1/93-8/94||Academic Computing Services, Yale University. Co-founder Humanities Computing Consulting Services.
Developed and implemented user training, communications software, new consulting service, computer solutions to various instructional problems.
|9/91-12/93||Yale Computer Center, Statistical Computing Consultant.|
|6/88-9/88||Software engineer. London, England. Consultant to FXNET project.
Tracked down and repaired software problems that had eluded in-house maintenance staff.
|2/87-7/87||Universität Trier, Trier, West Germany.
Taught computer skills to clerical staff in dean's office
|9/85-6/87||Synergistic Communications, Inc. Boston/London. System Designer and Programmer on the Foreign Exchange Netting Project.
All phases of project development from high level functional specs to final debugging and ongoing support. Programming in C and VMS layered products on MicroVax IIs.
|7/84-1/85||Consultant at Bank of America, London Branch, Marketing Systems Group.
Worked with bank staff to develop, design, test, and implement new database products and dial-up access to reports.
|9/83-6/84||New College, Sarasota. FL. Admissions Counselor.
Traveled as recruiter and designed and implemented database for applicant tracking.
Grants, Awards, Honors
|2012||Mills College Research Grant for "Mapping the Higher Education Lobby," $1,245|
|2007||Fulbright German Studies Seminar|
|2006||Quigley Research Grant, Mills College: "Women, Men, and the Information Order." Course release.|
|2002||Mills College Faculty Development Grant “Feasibility of Establishing GIS Data Warehouse for Oakland” with Julia McQuoid (Mills undergraduate).|
|2000||Mills College Irvine Classroom Technology Initiative for the development of online lab materials to accompany methods of social research course. $4,000.|
|1998||Mills College Course Development Grant for “Geographic Information Systems and Sociological Geography.” $3,500.|
|1996||Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/City of New Haven. “An Inventory of Faith Community Involvement in Substance Abuse Related Programs in New Haven.” $15,000.|
|1995||Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/City of New Haven. “Local Assessment of Substance Abuse Related Data in New Haven.” $16,803.|
|1994||City University of New York Research Foundation. “Fighting Back in New Haven: Community Study Pilot Project.” $18,566.|
|1994||Co-author of Yale University’s “Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC)” proposal funded by HUD. $540,000.|
|2012-15||Kathryn P. Hannam Professorship in American Studies|
|2011||Baccalaureate Speaker, Mills College|
|2010-11||Visiting Scholar, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences|
|2008-11||Robert and Ann Wert Chair, Mills College|
|2003||"Pearl M" as honorary member of senior class, Mills College.|
|2000||Sussman Dissertation Prize, Yale University Department of Sociology.|
|1995||Elm/Ivy Award for contributions to relationship between Yale and New Haven|
|1994||President’s Public Service Fellowship, Yale University|
|1993||University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University|
|1988||National Science Foundation Three Year Graduate Fellowship
Jacob Javits Fellowship (declined)
|1987||Yale University Graduate Fellowship
Sterling Prize Fellowship, Yale University
|1983||American Institute of Physics Summer Industrial Intern Fellowship, IBM T. J. Watson Laboratory|
|1981||National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|1977||Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship, New College of Florida
National Merit Scholarship
|Ongoing||Mills College, Interdisciplinary Computer Science Program Committee, Political Legal and Economic Analysis (PLEA) Program Committee|
|2013||Faculty Executive Committee|
|2012||Chair, ad hoc Committee on Electronic Course Evaluations; member Campus Budget Committee, Faculty Executive Committee, Course Credit Task Force|
Mills College, Presidential Search Committee
Mills College, Chair Faculty Executive Committee
Mills College, Department Head, Sociology and Anthropology
|2008||Mills College, Sociology Search Committee|
|Pre-2008||Academic Computing, Undergraduate Research, Faculty Executive, Sociology Search|
- Secretary-Treasurer and Information Officer, American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technology 2011-13
- Member Committee on Awards, American Sociological Association 2013-15
- Organizer, "Soon-to-be-Author-Meets-Non-Critics: Leave Your Swords at the Door" Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, 1995-2015.
- Discussant, "Sociology of Sport" Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 2005.
- Presider and discussant, "Undergraduate Research Panel," Pacific Sociological Association, Annual Meetings, Portland, OR, April 2005
- Presider and discussant, "Undergraduate Research Panel," Pacific Sociological Association, Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, April 2004
- Program Committee, Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, 2004.
- Nominations Committee, Culture Section of the American Sociological Association, 2003.
- Presider and discussant, "Undergraduate Research Panel," Pacific Sociological Association, Annual Meetings, Pasadena, CA, April 2003