Presentations

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.