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I’m a sociologist with strong interests in public health

I’m an adjunct fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives. I’m also Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Saint Joseph’s University.

I live in San Francisco; I also spend parts of the year in Brigantine, NJ.

I continue to serve on the board of the Clery Center for Security on Campus.

My recent work includes:

  • College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture. (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2012).
  • Byberry” and “Society Hill” in the online Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. (2013, 2015).
  • Consultant to Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, co-PIs, University of Pennsylvania. (2015-6).
  • Presentations at the Eastern Sociological Society (Baltimore, 2013); European Sociological Association (Geneva, 2014); the Kettle Bruun Society for Research on Alcohol (Helsinki, 2015); the Title IX Summit at Rowan University (2017); and the American Society of Criminology (Philadelphia, 2017; San Francisco, 2019).
  • Co-author, Guide to Historic Society Hill (2016).
  • Co-editor, special issue on college sexual violence, Behavioral Science (2018).
  • “Alcohol,” in Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs, ed. Sally Kukendall (Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2018).
  • Responded in 2019 to “Docket ID ED-2018-OCR-0064, U.S. Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) about Title IX.” In 2020, I participated in a meeting with Department staff on the rules.
  • Op Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the new Title IX regulations and college sexual assault (2019).
  • Essay posted on Medium about college binge drinking and the threat of the coronovirus (2020).