Graduates of the Ph.D. Program (1978-2007)

Initial Job Placement

Sara Fisher (2007)
"How Progressives Took Advantage of Moderate Discontent :Political Opportunity, Framing and Mobilization at the Local Level"
Instructor, Emporia State University

Eric Carter (2006)
"Failing at Success: A Durkheimian Analysis of Anomie and Deviant Behavior Among National Football League Players"
Assistant Professor, Georgetown College

Harry Vogel (2006)
"The Association Between Rural Amenities and Nonmetropolitan Population Change in the United States, 1980-2000"
Assistant Professor, Brewton-Parker College

Tom Barry (2006)
"The Rock Star as Contemporary Cowboy: Film Mythology and Ideology"
Assistant Professor, Central Oregon Community College

Leticia Nkonya (2006)
"Drinking from One's Own Cistern: Customary Institutions and Their Impacts on Rural Water Management in Tanzania"
Chief of Staff My Sister's Place, Inc., Washington D.C.

Donald Kurtz (2006)
"Controlled Burn: The Gendering of Stress, Burnout, and Violence in Modern Policing"
Assistant Professor, Lycoming College

Mani Pande (2004)
"Understanding the Effects of the Technology Life Cycle Model and Job and Labor Queues on Employment of Women in the Indian Software Industry"
Research Manager Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA

Pamela Evans Lueders (2003)
"Disaster, Trauma and Community: The Impact of Floods on Buffalo Creek and Riley County"
Clinical Specialist University of California - Davis Children's Hospital/University of California - Davis Medical Center

Suvarna Cherukuri (2003)
"Social Control of Women Prisoners and their Pathways to Imprisonment: A Case Study of an Indian Prison"
Assistant Professor, Siena College

Sinasi Ozturk (2003)
"Privatization in the Turkish Economy and Neo-Liberal Restructuring in the World Economy"
Assistant Professor, Muðla Universitesi, Turkey

Sean Noonan (2002)
"A Contribution to the Political Economy of the Advertising Sector in the Postwar U.S. Economy"
Assistant Professor Harper College

Aravinda Satyavada (2002)
"The Crisis of Child Malnutrition in Rural North India: Evidence from the Bimaru States"
Research Officer Institute for Social Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sandra Alvarez (2001)
"Getting A Head Start on Assimilation: An Analysis of Cuban American Women in a Head Start Program"
Assistant Professor Indiana State University

Mohammed Al-Saawi (2001)
"Women's Status, Fertility, and Family Planning in Two Islamic Counties: A Comparative Study of The Republic of Yemen and Indonesia"
Assistant Professor Imam University - Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Sitawa Kimuna (2000)
"Population Aging: Unraveling Challenges of Socioeconomic Support for Elderly Zimbabweans"
Assistant Professor Missouri Southern State College

Seifaldin N. Da'na (2000)
"The Political Economy and Ecology of Water: A Contribution to Rewrite the History of the Arab-Israeli Struggle"
Assistant Professor DePaul University

Robert W. Dunkley (2000)
"Casino Gambling: An Interactionist Ethnography of the Casino"
Assistant Professor Benedictine College

Ali Al-Roumi (1999)
"Modeling the Development Process: A Cross-National Study"
Assistant Professor Imam University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Gaspard R.L. Nderagakura (1999)
"Competing Theoretical Perspectives on Socioeconomic Development: A Cross-National Analysis of the Physical Quality of Life in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1970-1990"
Assistant Professor Beloit College

Brenda S. Fergen (1999)
"Undergraduate Engineering Student Experiences: Comparing Sex, Gender, and Switcher Status"
Program Assistant Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, Kansas State University

Alpha O. Sheriff (1999)
"The Developmental Effects of Contract Tobacco Cultivation in Northern Sierra Leone, 1960-1990"
Visiting Professor University of North Florida

Laura G. O. El-Khoury (1999)
"Variations in the Tendencies Toward Cultural Normalization Among the Palestinians Living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip After the Peace Process"
Assistant Professor Rhode Island College

Kent E. Bausman (1999)
"Refining the Link Between Economic Deprivation and Crime: A Metropolitan/ Nonmetropolitan Comparison of Social Disorganization Theory"
Assistant Professor Maryville University of St. Louis

Kyoung-Ho Shin (1999)
"Changes in the Spatial Articulation of World Cities: A Network Analysis of Air Passenger Flows"
Assistant Professor Northwest Missouri State University

Khalid Al-Sharideh (1999)
"Modernization and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Saudi Arabia: An Evaluation"
Assistant Professor Imam University - Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Luis A. Posas (1998)
"Determinants of Urbanization in Low Income Nations: A Multi-Theoretical Approach"
Assistant Professor Minnesota State University-Mankato

Jerry L. Williams (1998)
"Rise and Decline of Public Interest in Global Warming: The Role of Proposed Solutions"
Assistant Professor Stephen F. Austin University

Shuo Chen (1996)
"Settling the Contract: The Effects of Filial Responsibility Expectations on Intergenerational Exchanges in Guangzhou, China"
Health Science Specialist Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Jeffrey R. McDade (1997)
"Social Control and the Native American: The Nineteenth Century Manual Labor Boarding School"
Assistant Professor Graceland College

Rashida Qureshi (1996)
"Dependency and Internal Migration: A Comparative Study of Outmigration From the Appalachian South and Core South"
Program Manager Sungi Development Foundation, Pakistan

Lambertus Buurman (1996)
"The Expenditure of Time and Money: A Comparative Analysis of Household Livelihood Strategies"
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Junction City, KS and Instructor, Kansas State University

Teruo Miura (1996)
"Food Self Sufficiency and Nations' Physical Well-Being in Low-Income Countries"
Instructor Asian Rural Institute, Japan

Humam Hamid (1996)
"Public and Social Participation in Rural Indonesia: A Multi-Theoretical Approach"
Assistant Professor Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

O. Arthur Holm (1996)
"Japanese and American Quality Circles: A Comparison and Analysis"
Assistant Professor Barton County Community College

Duane Williams (1995)
"From Dust Bowl to Green Circles: A Case Study of Haskell County, Kansas"
Community Development Specialist University of Missouri Cooperative Extension Service

Fengxiang Song (1995)
"Human Well-Being in China: A Subnational Analysis"
Researcher Kansas Health Institute

Ishmail Said (1995)
"Irrigation Intensity and Development in the U.S. High Plains: A Cross County Analysis"
Assistant Professor Luther College

Benjamin T. Brown (1995)
"Methaphysics and Schizophrenics: A Comparative Analysis of the Thought of R.D. Laing and Its Implications for Sociological Theory"
Policy Analyst Youth Policy Institute

Wm. Reed Benedict (1994)
"Return to the Scene of the Punishment: Recidivism of Adult Male Felons on Probation, 1986, 1989"
Assistant Professor Eastern Illinois University

James S. Halm (1994)
"Mexican-American and Cuban-American Politicians: A Comparative Study in Substantive Representation"
Assistant Professor College of DuPage

Seong-ho Yoo (1993)
"Factors Associated with Independent Residence Arrangements Among Aged Korean Immigrants and Their Adult Children"
Senior Researcher Korean Institute of Gerontology

James R. Kaufman (1993)
"Mennonite Belief and Orientation in Two Kansas Communities"
Instructor Hutchinson Community College

Ibraham Al-Mansour (1993)
"Structural Determinants of Political Democracy: A Cross-National Study"
Assistant Professor Imam University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Edward W. Gregory, Jr. (1991)
"Impacts of the Midwest Farm Crisis on Rural Retail Business: A Replication of Goldschmidt's Thesis in Two Kansas Agricultural Communities"
Environmental Protection Agency

Manjur-e-Karim (1990)
"World System and Export Economies: A Comparative Analysis of Cuba and Taiwan"
Assistant Professor Culver-Stockton College

Fatima Nassif (1989)
"The Sociology of Mixed Farming in Morocco: Incorporating the Fellah's View"
Research Sociologist National Institute of Agricultural Research, Settat, Morocco

Richard Wriqht (1988)
"'Victim' and 'Resister' Conceptualizations of Oppression: An Assessment Through A Content Analysis of the Depiction of Women in Criminology Textbooks"
Assistant Professor Kansas State University

John E. Wade (1986)
"Nonmetropolitan Crime: The Effects of the Population Turnaround"
Assistant Professor Eastern Illinois University

Tommy Garnett (1986)
"Black Urban Residents' Participation in Anticrime Strategies: A Test of Alternate Models"

Carol A. Jenkins (1986)
"Mennonite Values and Farming Practice: Prescription and Proscription in Disequilibrium"
Associate Professor, Biola University, La Mirada, California

Nancy H. Reynolds (1985)
"Older Volunteer Leaders in a Rural Community"
Assistant Professor Emporia State University

Akinwumi Adebayo (1985)
"A Survey of Fertility Attitudes of Male Nigerian Students in the United States"
Assistant Professor Tougalou College

James Seeber (1985)
"The Effect of Organized Religion on the Life Attitudes of Older Americans"
Assistant Professor Claremont College, California

Shoreh Shajie (1984)
"A Marxist Approach to the Concept of Alienation, its Dimensions, Courses and Resolution"

Thomas White (1983)
"Agricultural Lands Preservation: A Sociology of Survival"

Charles Thomas (1982)
"Cooptation as a Control Mechanism in the Black Urban Community"

Gary S. Foster (1981)
"Kansas Organic Producers: Alternative Agriculture as a Social Movement"
Assistant Professor Eastern Illinois University

Wayne White (1981)
"Rural School Consolidation: Rationalization and Social Scarcity"
Assistant Professor Westmar College

Donald E. Mbosowo (1981)
"Social Deviance and Labeling Process: A Sociological Study of Nigerian Students' Reactions to Criminalism"
Assistant Professor University of Jos, Nigeria

Romeo L. Saplaco (1981)
"Kansas Extension and Agricultural Producers: An Intersystems Congruence Analysis"
Assistant Director Cooperative Extension Service

Somsak Srisontisuk (1981)
"Thai Comparative Analysis of Urbanism in Thai and U.S. Communities"
Assistant Professor Khon Kaen University, Thailand

William C. Lane (1980)
"Faculty Retirement at a Land Grant University: A Study of Retired Faculty from Kansas State University"
Assistant Professor SUNY - Cortland

Vickie D. Weeks (1980)
"Late Nineteenth Century Kansas Utopian Communities: The Value of Hostility in Commitment Development"
Assistant Professor College of Charleston

Philip L. Reichel (1979)
"People Processing Aspects of an Institution for Juvenile Delinquents"
Associate Professor Augusta College

Jeanne M. Gibbs (1979)
"Social Worlds of the Older Widow in the Non-Metropolitan Community"
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan

Dana C. Harper Hughes (1979)
"Role Expectations and Role Performance of Nurses in the Nursing Home: The Case of the R.N. as Director of Nurses"
Assistant Professor University of Virginia

Judith L. Conboy (1978)
"Reverse Discrimination: The Study of a Protest Movement"
Associate Professor Missouri Southern State College

Arthur S. Evans, Jr. (1978)
"Black Sociologists as a Status Community"
Assistant Professor Indiana University, South Bend

Graduates of the M.A. Program (1984-2007)

Egbert Zavala (2007)
"Nonphysical Intimate Partner Violence: Emotional Abuse and Controlling Behavior Against Women"

Ryan Button (2007)
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Financial Services in the Nonmetropolitan United States, 2000-2003"

Andrea Button (2007)
"Freedom From Themselves: Gendered Mechanisms of Control, Power, and Resistance in Prison Dog Training Programs"

Kristen Kendrick (2007)
"Lock Your Windows: Women's Responses to Serial Rape in a College Town"

Derrick Cline (2006)
"The Coevolution of Society and Invasive Species: Sericea Lespedeza in the Kansas Flint Hills"

Assol Abdullina (2006)
"Social Movements in Democratization Process: Civil Participation in the `Tulip Revolution' in Kyrgyzstan"

Travis Linnemann (2006)
"Pygmalion in the Courtroom: the Impact of Court-level Racial Threat on Criminal Justice Decision Making"

Kate Romanova (2006)
"Identity Crisis: 9/11 and the Redefinition of American Identity. A Critique of Huntington"

Benjamin C. Bolender (2006)
"Changes in the Process of Occupational Attainment: An Old Model in a New Context"

Ying Wang (2005)
"An Analysis of the Changes in Underemployment in Nonmetropolitan Labor Markets in the United States, 1980-2000"

Angelina Butler (2005) Non-Thesis

Shaun Parkman (2005)
"Structure and Social Problems: An Analysis of Systemic Forces' Influence on Crime Rates, Teen Births, and Infant Mortality"

Christa Smith (2004)
"Examining Adolescent Latina Immigrants' Educational and Occupational Expectations and Attainment: A Feminist Critique"

David Chasteeen (2004)
"Can Economic Growth Facilitate Ecological Improvement? Applying Ecological Modernization Theory to the Case of China"

Matthew Sanderson (2004)
"Toward a Comparative Theory of Religious Fundamentalism: The Islamic Revolution in Iran as a Response to the Experience of Capitalist Modernity"

Kimberly Kibbe (2003) Non-Thesis

John Lesotlho (2002)
"The Effect of Perceptions of Technology Attributes on Adaptation to an Improved Sorghum Variety by Farmers in Botswana"

Charles Appelseth (2002)
"Cartoons, Gender, and Content Analysis: The Paradox of Numbers and Meaning"

Scott Velasquez (2002)
"Minor Delinquency as Resistance: Adolescent Girls React to Patriarchy"

Andrew DeSantis(2002)
"The Nexus Between Drug Use and Delinquency: Testing for a Spurious Relationship"

Judith Whitley (2002) Non-Thesis

Maria Smith (2002) Non-Thesis

Jenny Chacon (2002)
"The Female Will Stay in the Cage: Gender and Work in Juvenile Corrections"

Jennifer L. Bates (2001) Non-Thesis

Kevin Hauck (2000)
"The Brown Face of Discrimination: An Analysis of Worker's Compensation Appeals Board Cases"

Kelly McEwen (2000)
"Socioeconomic and Sociodemographic Correlates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Two Southeastern African Countries"

Rachel Hage (2000)
"Building Community Within a Local Foodshed"

Terry Canaday (2000) Non-Thesis

Matthew Kerns (2000) Non-Thesis

Angel L. Harris (1999)
"Evaluation of Self-Competence Among African-American Students Within the Classroom Setting: A Comparison Between a Predom-inantly Black College and a Predominantly White College"

Sara Fisher (1999)
"The Persistence of Rural-Urban Differences in Poverty and Welfare Participation During the Restructuring of the 1980s"

Feng Zhou (1999)
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Producer Services in the United States, 1980-90"

Cynthia S. Shene (1999)
"The Urbanization Juggernaut: A Case Study of Basehor, Kansas"

Leticia Nkonya (1999) Non-Thesis

Carolyn A. Hall-Tuiel (1999) Non-Thesis

David A. Coon (1998)
"An Investigation of #Friends Internet Relay Chat As a Community"

Kristen Ann Nespoli (1998) Non-Thesis

Angela Ashton (1998)
"Death of Innocents: Mass Media Portrayals of Parental Child Killings, 1987-1997"

Carolyn Field (1998)
"Determinants of Infant Mortality in the Less-Developed Countries: The Cross-National Evidence"

Emiliano J. Ramnarine (1998) Non-Thesis

Nidia Glavinich (1997)
"Migration Plans of Highly Trained Paraguayans Living in the United States"

Seifaldin N. Da'na (1997)
"The State in Post-Colonial Societies"

Kelly E. Johnson (1997)
"The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nine Independent Variables: A Study of Federal Correctional Facilities"

Gerri Wybo-Vopata (1997)
"The Relationship of Education and Religiosity To Citizens' Perceptions of Community Well-Being"

Joel C. Thummel (1997)
"Religious Integration and Suicide in the U.S"

Douglas S. Wallace (1997)
"The Effect of Feminist Attitudes Upon the Outlook Towards Pornography"

Sitawa Kimuna (1997) Non-Thesis

Tye E. Tuggle (1996)
"The Effects of Change in Population Structure and Farm and Industry Structure on the Economic Vitality of Rural Communities"

Bobi Naylor (1996)
"An Analysis of the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program"

Anisa C. Rhea (1996)
"An Analysis of the Relationship Between Local Labor Market Characteristics and Rates of Working Poverty Among Female-Headed Family Households in Kansas"

Daphne Keboneilwe (1996)
"Agricultural Export Specialization and Human Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cross-National Evidence"

Bridget E. Murphy (1996)
"Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Social Infrastructure: A Comparative Analysis of Two Rural Kansas Communities"

Khalid A. Al-Sharideh (1996)
"The Determinants of Personal Adjustment to American Life by International Students at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas"

Sean A. Noonan (1996)
"Recuperating Debord: From Fetishism to the Spectacle. A Contribution to Commodification Theory"

Ali Al-Roumi (1996)
"Democracy and the Physical Quality of Life"

Jeffrey Cavner (1996) Non-Thesis

Marie A. Farren (1995)
"Is It Supply or Demand? Links Between the Gendered Division of Labor and Part-Time Employment of Nonmetropolitan Women"

Jerry L. Williams (1995)
"Effects of Social Support Upon the Self-Esteem of Nursing Home Residents in LaGrande, Oregon and Manhattan, Kansas"

Sudeshna Ghosh (1995)
"Matrimonial Decision Making Among First and Second Generation Asian Indians in the United States"

Tanya Twaddell (1995)
"Constructing Meanings of Rape: The Effects of Education on Beliefs and Knowledge About Rape Among College Students"

Edwin Sorensen (1995)
"Sociological Exploration of Alcoholism"

Bruce M. Reid (1995)
"Rebellious Parents: Contradictions in the Corporatist Structure for Education Reform in Two Rural Communities"

Geetha N. Gowda (1994) Non-Thesis

Mary P. Gross (1994) Non-Thesis

Michelle A. Chiezah (1993)
"Unmet Need for Family Planning in Jamaica"

Candice B. Nelsen (1993)
"Elderly Homicide Victimization: A Replication and Extension of the Lifestyle/Routine Activities Approach"

Fanny E. VanWinge (1993)
"A Cross-National Analysis of Socio-Economic Influences on Maternal Mortality"

Gretchen R. Orvis (1993) Non-Thesis

Patricia L. Pirkey (1993) Non-Thesis

Khalid A. Al-Mubarak (1992)
"The Relationship between Fertility Attitudes and Background Characteristics of Saudi Arabian Students in the U.S.A"

Wilfredo B. Gutierrez (1992)
"Popular Participation and Agrarian Policy in Nicaragua: A Comparative Analysis of Two Peasant Organizations' Influence, 1979-1989"

Dawei Chen (1991) Non-Thesis

Rosario Bello (1990)
"The Impact of External Debt on Quality of Life of Developing Countries"

Wm. Reed Benedict (1990)
"The Effect of Proximity to High Schools on Crime in Their Surrounding Areas: A Partial Replication"

Kevin Bryant (1990)
"Routine Activity, Convenience Stores, and Robbery in San Diego: A Block-Level Analysis"

Monica Franz (1990)
"Hospitals and Rape: A Replication"

Peggy Ntseane (1990)
"Education and Fertility: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations"

Imam B. Prasodjo (1990)
"Structural Determinants of Urbanization in Developing Countries: A Cross-National Study"

Lucila A. Rosado F. (1990)
"The Survival Strategies of Female- and Male-Headed Households in Rural Areas of the Dominican Republic"

Ridjal Ismail (1990) Non-Thesis

Angel David Ilarraza (1989)
"Assessing the Causes of the Physical Quality of Life: A Cross-National Analysis of Three Theories"

Pamela Maier (1989)
"The Effects of Taverns and Lounges on Homicides in Residential Areas"

Yang Jie (1989)
"Government Policy and Provincial Income Variation: An Analysis of China"

Ishmail Said (1989)
"Bureaucracy and Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Pakistan"

Estanislao A. Gacitua Mario (1989)
"Toward an Explanatory Model of Mapuches Mobilizations under the Chilean Military Regime, 1973-1988"

Robin K. Hizey (1989)
"Divorce and Urbanization: A Study of Counties 1970 and 1980"

Rashida Qureshi (1989) Non-Thesis

Yun-Ji Qian (1988) Non-Thesis

Carol Beier (1988) Non-Thesis J

Julie K. Kaufman (1987) Non-Thesis

Sunil K. Kukreja (1987)
"Development, Economic Inequality, World System Position and Political Repression A Cross-National Analysis"

Julie N. Zimmerman (1987)
"A Cross-National Analysis of the Effects of Family Planning and Development of Fertility Decline in Developing Nations"

Loretta M. Walters (1986)
"Interracial Relationships as Stigma"

Alan F. Abramowitz (1986)
"Transnational Corporations: An Examination of the Consequences for Society"

Dorothy J. Loyd (1986) Non-Thesis

Jerry W. Ludlow (1985)
"The Search for Underlying Dimensions of Turnaround Migration: An Alternative Methodological Approach"

Manjur-e-Karim (1985)
"Agricultural Cooperatives and Rural Power Structure in Bangladesh"

Ronald W. Sullivan (1985)
"Understanding and Accommodating Turnaround Growth in Nonmetropolitan Communities"

Michael Kruse (1984)
"The Church-Sect Typology and the Church of the Nazarene: An Empirical Critique of the Typology"

Rajini Kumar (1984)
"From Sati to Separation: Changing Attitudes of Indian Women on Divorce"

James Robinson (1984)
"Infant Mortality and Socioeconomic Status Correlations: A Replication with Individual Data, 1967-1972"