|2014 - Present||Professor Emerita of Sociology, Providence College ‐ Sociology|
|1983 - 2014||Professor of Sociology, Providence College ‐ Sociology|
|1978 - 1983||Associate Professor of Sociology, Providence College ‐ Sociology|
|1973 - 1978||Assistant Professor of Sociology, Providence College ‐ Sociology|
|PhD, Fordham University ‐ Sociology|
|MA, Fordham University ‐ Sociology|
|BA, Albertus Magnus College ‐ Sociology|
Emeritus Faculty Suite- Room 108
Phillips Memorial Library
Providence, RI 02918-0001
Most Recent Articles (3)
The DaVinci Center for Community Progress: Abstract Making the Community More Liveable Sociology between the Gaps (2016)
There are many innovations, projects, and programs which can make a community more liveable. The elements that they have in common are 1) the vision of the founder (or co-founders), 2) a dedicated connection to ...
The “Golden Girls”: A Sociological Analysis of One Model of Communal Living for the 21st Century Sociology between the Gaps (2016)
Does art imitate life? Is that an important explanation for why certain television shows have developed a following, even years after the show moved from prime time to syndication? Beside their entertainment value, what else ...
Adopting Children from U. S. Public Foster Care: A Sociological Analysis with Practical Implications Sociology between the Gaps (2015)
Adoption has increased in importance as both an exit goal and exit outcome for 20-25% of children in public foster care. Although reunification with parents or another biological relative retains primacy as the first option ...
Book Chapters (1)
Peer-reviewed Articles (19)
Up Front and Personal: Adoptive Parents’ Perceptions of Their Eastern European Children’s Adoption Outcomes in Context Today's Children Tomorrow's Parents: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2014)
U. S. parents of 70 Eastern European children participated in telephone interviews with the author in which they shared their perceptions of their children’s adoption outcomes along with information about a variety of demographic and ...
Implications of Recent Research on Eastern European Adoption for Social Work Practice Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal (2009)
Social workers engaged in preparing and supporting families that adopt non-infants and sibling groups from Russia and other Eastern European countries need to be well-versed in: (1) the issues that affect this population of adoptees ...
"Ah Ha..." Learning: Using Cases and Case Studies to Teach Sociological Insights and Skills Sociological Practice (2002)
Grounded in a thorough review of the relevant sociological and cross-disciplinary literature, the author makes a case for the value of using cases (also known as decision cases) and case studies in teaching undergraduate sociology ...
Results of a Practitioner Survey and Comparison with the Themes of Articles Published in the ASA Footnotes: Major Issues Facing the Discipline of Sociology Clinical Sociology Review (1994)
This article reports on the results of a recent practitioner survey in which respondents were asked to identify the three most important issues facing the discipline of sociology at that time and five years into ...
Marketing the B.A. Sociologist: Implications from Research on Graduates, Employers, and Sociology Departments Teaching Sociology (1986)
In this paper we analyze the results of surveys done on three groups, B.A. sociology graduates, employers, and sociology departments. Based on these results, we develop implications for changes needed in seven target areas. Suggested ...
Producing Equal-Status Interracial Interaction: A Replication Social Psychology Quarterly (1980)
This paper reports a replication study of a recent experiment by Cohen and Roper (1972) which attempted to produce equal-status contact between black and white junior high school boys in a controlled laboratory setting. Our ...
Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Attitudes Toward Tolerance of Nonconformists: A Trend Study International Journal of Sociology of the Family (1977)
This study investigated the question of whether significant differences existed between the attitudes of American men and women toward nonconformists and toward civil liberties in 1974. Control variables included age, race, education, occupation, marital status, ...