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SHELIA R. COTTEN, Ph.D.
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
Michigan State University
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
404 Wilson Road, Room 409
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-8002
Fax: 517-355-1292
cotten (the @ sign) msu (. ) edu

POSITIONS

PROFESSOR
Department of Media and Information (former department name: Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media)
August 2013 – present
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
College of Nursing, MSU, August 2013 – present
College of Engineering, MSU, August 2013 – present

PROFESSOR
Department of Sociology, October 2011 – August 2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, AL

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Sociology, August 2005 – September 2011
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, AL

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Center for Social Medicine, August 2005 – August 2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, AL

SCIENTIST UAB
Center for Aging, August 2005 – August 2013
UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
(COERE), September 2005 – August 2013

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, August 2005 – 2009

PROFESSOR
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Baltimore, MD

ASSISTANT TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1999 – August 2005
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Baltimore, MD

FACULTY AFFILIATE UMBC – UMB
Gerontology PhD Program, 2001 – 2005
Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR), 2001 –2005
Policy Sciences PhD Program, 1999 – 2005
Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD Program, 2000 – 2005

EDUCATION
Jan. 1998 – August 1999
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health
Services, Boston, MA and Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, &
Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans
Hospital, Bedford, MA

1997
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, N.C. Ph.D., Sociology
Areas of specialization: Medical Sociology, Social Psychology, and Research Methods
Minor: Interdisciplinary (Statistics and Public Administration)

1991
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, N.C.
M.S., Sociology Minor: Statistics

1987
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, Winston-Salem, N.C.
B.A. Primary Major: Sociology
Secondary Major: Psychology

OTHER EDUCATIONAL, LEADERSHIP, AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING

2012
National Science Foundation, Science: Becoming the Messenger Workshop, November, November 27-28, Tuskegee University, AL

2011 – 2012
UAB BLAZE Leadership Academy, Birmingham, AL

2008
UAB ADVANCE Seminar, Searching for Excellence & Diversity, March 27, Birmingham, AL

2007
Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women Faculty Seminar, December 14-18, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

2006
ICPSR Statistical Workshop: Multilevel Models, led by Patrick Curran, June 12-16, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

2004
JPSM (Joint Program in Survey Methodology) Methods Workshop: Categorical Data Analysis: Discrete and Limited Dependent Variables, led by William Evans, November, Arlington, Virginia

2003
JPSM Methods Workshop: Web Survey Design, led by Mick Couper, April 1-2, Arlington, Virginia

2001
JPSM Methods Workshop: Survey Project Management, led by Mike Weeks, December, College Park, Maryland

2001
NSF/University of Maryland WebShop Participant, led by John Robinson, June 11-22, College Park, Maryland

2000
JPSM Methods Workshop: Mail and Internet Surveys, led by Don Dillman, March, Rockville, Maryland

2000
JPSM Methods Workshop: Focus Groups From Start to Finish, led by David Morgan, November, Bethesda, Maryland

1996
ICPSR Substantive Workshop: Using Multiple Datasets in the Study of Aging (competitive selection; sponsored by NACDA), July, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1995
ICPSR Substantive Workshop: Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (competitive selection), June, Ann Arbor, Michigan

OTHER EXPERIENCE
1995 – 1997
Research Analyst, Graduate School, North Carolina State University

1993 – 1997
Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, NCSU

1989 – 1994
Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, NCSU

1992
Research Analyst, Research & Evaluation Associates, Inc., Durham, NC

1987 – 1988
Data Technician, Duke University Psychiatry Department, Durham, NC

AREAS OF RESEARCH, TRAINING, AND TEACHING
Research Methodology Survey Research Social Impacts of Technology
Medical Sociology Cyberculture e-Health
Mental Health Social Media Health Informatics
Social Psychology

RESEARCH SUPPORT AND/OR FELLOWSHIPS

2014 – 2015
$3,636,363 Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavior Health.
Scott Loveridge, Shelia R. Cotten (co-PI), et al. USDA/NIFA.

2014 – 2015
$25,000 Translational Research Proposal: Improving Alarm Safety in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU). Piper Probst, Kathleen Marble, Sarah Collins, Jon Watt, and Shelia R. Cotten.MSU Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research.

2013 – 2016
$648,396 Online Safety for the Ages (OSA): Generational Differences in Motivations to Use Security Protections in an Online Banking Context. Robert LaRose, Shelia R. Cotten (co-PI), Nora Rifon, Saleem Alhabash. National Science Foundation.

2010 – 2014
$372,035 Supplement Proposal for: Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum (ICAC): Making Modern STEM Education Accessible and Incorporated Using XO Laptops. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Jeff Gray, Mike Wyss, Michael Howell-Moroney, Dave Radford, Shani Daily, Julian Daily. National Science Foundation.

2009-2014
$1,875,403 Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Tom Houston,
Eta Berner, Joshua Richman, Karlene Ball, Mark LaGory.
National Institute on Aging

2009-2014
$2,417,186 Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum (ICAC): Making Modern STEM Education Accessible and Incorporated Using XO Laptops. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Jeff Gray, Mike Wyss, Michael Howell-Moroney, Dave Radford, Shani Daily, Julian Daily. National Science Foundation

2009-2011
$30,000 “Ride Safe” – Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Accidents and Resulting Injuries by Examining How Information on Safety and Health is Shared in an Online Motorcycle Community. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Virginia Sisiopiku, Tim Hale. UAB/SOPH Community Health Scholars Pilot Grant Program

2008 – 2010
$200,000 Assessing the Educational, Career, and Social Impacts of the XO Laptop Program in Birmingham, AL City Schools. Shelia
R. Cotten (PI), Scott Snyder, Casey Borch, Michael Howell-
Moroney, Betty Nelson. National Science Foundation

2008 – 2009
$20,000 Assessing the Educational, Career, and Social Impacts of the XO Laptop Program in Birmingham, AL City Schools. Shelia R. Cotten
(PI), Scott Snyder, Casey Borch, Betty Nelson. UAB/NSF
ADVANCE Senior Faculty Research Program

2007 – 2008
$10,000 Gender, Internet Usage, and Health: Linkages and Expanding Boundaries. Shelia R. Cotten (PI) and Patricia Drentea.
UAB Faculty Development Grant Program

2007 – 2009
$35,295 Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Women in Small STEM Departments: Examining Various Stakeholder
Perspectives. Shelia R. Cotten (PI) and Donna Handley.
5 and Shelia R. Cotten (Co-PIs)

2003 – 2007
$1,500,000 The Experience of Suffering in Old Age. NIA. Robert Rubinstein, Shelia R. Cotten (Co-PI), Helen Black

2002 – 2003
$72,000 Organizational Determinants of Residents’ Autonomy in Assisted Living. NIA. Elzbieta Sikorska-Simmons, Shelia R. Cotten (Consultant), Leslie Morgan, Bob Rubinstein, Kevin Eckert, Sheryl Zimmerman

2002 – 2003
$2,250 Teaching, Learning, and Technology Grant, UMBC, PI

2001 – 2002
$2,000 Student – Faculty Interactions and Student Engagement: A
Pilot Study; Office of the Provost, UMBC; Shelia R. Cotten
and Bonnie Wilson (Co-PIs)

2001 – 2002
Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research
(MIPAR) Fellowship

2001
$3000 Summer Program for At Risk Youth, University System of Maryland (USM), Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs and Director of Articulation, PI

2001
$1000 Mentoring In the Development of Externally Funded
Research, University System of Maryland (USM), 2001
Faculty Development Fund, PI

2001
$2500 Survey Development for the Internet Use and Adjustment Outcomes Among College Freshmen Study, UMBC Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI

2000 – 2002
$13,000 Developing a Research Program in Disability Prevention and Management; Shelia R. Cotten (PI) and Mary Stuart, UMBC Designated Research Initiative Fund (DRIF)

2000
$4000 An Examination of Internet Use and Perceptions of Social Support, UMBC Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI

1995 $300 Sociology Graduate Student Dissertation Research Fund
Award, North Carolina State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. PI

1992
$500 North Carolina Academy of Science Graduate Student Award, PI Other Funding

2010 – 2011
$20,000 Vulnerability, Resiliency, and Adaptation in Communities Impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill. Rusty Foushee and Shelia R. Cotten (co-PIs). UAB Gulf Oil Response Pilot Grant Program. I co-wrote this proposal. The PI left UAB during a very busy time for me. Given my time demands, I chose to pass the funding along to a colleague in another department so that he could expand his work in this area, with the approval of the funding organization.

2005 – 2009
$1,667,560 Impact of the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program: Long-Term Outcomes, Student Characteristics, and Program Components. NIH.
Lynn Zimmerman, Ken Maton, Dave Marcotte, Shelia R. Cotten, and Marv Mandell. I participated in developing and writing this proposal. However, when I moved from UMBC to UAB it was not feasible for me to continue my role in the project.

Grant Proposals Under Review
2014 – 2015
$60,000 Miss Media Michigan. Shelia R. Cotten (PI) and Amanda Krueger. Submitted to Motorola Foundation, April 11, 2014.

2014 – 2015
$49,126 Developing a mHealth App to Help Teens with Type-1 Diabetes Transition to Self-Care Successfully. Bree Holtz, Denise Hershey, Shelia R. Cotten (co-I), and Amol Pavangadkar. Submitted to Google Faculty Research Awards Program, April 15, 2014.

2014 – 2017
$400,000 Center for Technology and Health in Society (C-THIS). Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Wei Peng, Constantinos Courasis, and Bill Donohoe. Submitted to MSU SPG program, September 19, 2013.

Grant Proposals In Progress

ICT Use, Stress, and Health Outcomes. Shelia R. Cotten (PI).

The Relationship Between Intergenerational Communication Patterns and Preferences and Health
Status for Older Adults. Shelia R. Cotten (PI) and Kayla Hales. To be submitted to NIA, June 2014.

Grant Proposals Submitted but Not Funded
2013 – 2018
$2,546,663 Putting Internet Literacy in the Lives of Seniors for Health (PILLS-H). Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Tobey Dichter (Generations on Line). Submitted to NIH, June 5, 2012.

2012 – 2017
$3,487,922 Enhancing Health Literacy Among Older Adults Through Technology (e-HALO). Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Gabe Rios, Catherine Hogan Smith, William Anderson, Timothy Hale, Casey Borch, Shatomi Kerbawy. Submitted to NIH, March 2, 2012.

2012 – 2017
$2,343,122 Intervention to Enhance Maternal & Pregnancy Outcomes via Weight and Exercise RX. Biggio, Baskin, Shelia R. Cotten (co-I), et al. Submitted to NIH, March 2012.

2013 – 2015
$872,806 Partnerships for Sustainable Research and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Medicine. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Shelia R. Cotten (co-I), Dorothy Pekmezi, Maria Pisu. Submitted to AHRQ, May 21, 2012.

2012 – 2013
$30,000 Piloting e-HALO. Catherine Hogan Smith, Shelia R. Cotten, Gabe Rios, William Anderson, Timothy Hale. Submitted to Minority Health Research Center Pilot Funding Program, July 18, 2011.

2010 – 2012
$402,875 Application of the Health Belief Model to Family Disaster Preparedness. Lisa Baker, Shelia R. Cotten (co-PI), et al. Submitted to NIH, June 16, 2009.

2009 – 2011
$246,512 Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study – Administrative Supplement. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Tom Houston, Eta Berner, Joshua Richman, Mark LaGory. Submitted to NIA, July 1, 2009.

2009 – 2011
$1,000,000 Mobile and Interactive Technologies to Promote Cervical and Prostate Health. Pauline Jolly, John Ehiri, Renica McCree-Hale, Andres Azuro, Shelia R. Cotten (co-I). Submitted to NIH, April 27, 2009.

2008 – 2009
$7,000 An Examination of the Political, Cultural, and Social Factors Affecting the Adoption and Dissemination of the XO Laptop in the Birmingham, Alabama City School System. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Casey Borch, Michael Howell-Moroney. Submitted to ASA/NSF Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, June 17, 2008.

2009 – 2013
Control in Later Life: A Cultural Analysis. Bob Rubinstein, Helen Black, and Shelia R. Cotten (co-I). Submitted to NIH, July 3, 2008. $2,422,035

“Provider Referral Intervention – Identifying Missed Opportunities”. Tom Houston (PI), Cheryl Holt, Shelia R. Cotten, and others. Submitted to NCI/NIH, February 2007. $400,150

Using Public Health Records to Enhance Health and Doctor-Patient Interactions. Tom Houston (PI), Shelia R. Cotten (co-I), Nelda Wray, Carol Ashton, and Joshua Richman. Submitted to AHRQ,
February 2007. $1,100,000.

Gender Socialization Among Pre-School Children: Impacts for STEM Career Trajectories. Shelia R. Cotten (PI). Submitted to the UAB/NSF ADVANCE Senior Faculty Grant Program April 27, 2007. $30,000.

Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Tom Houston, Eta Berner, Karlene Ball, Naomi Fineberg. Submitted to NIH October 1, 2006 ($889,000); Resubmitted to NIH July 2, 2007 ($2,090,545).

Gender, Internet Usage, and Health: Linkages and Expanding Boundaries. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Patricia Drentea, Melinda Goldner. Submitted to the American Sociological Association (ASA)/National Science Foundation Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award Program, December 13, 2006. $7,000.

Using Technology to Connect with People’s Lives in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
Implications for Social Networks, Social Capital, and Well-Being. Shelia R. Cotten (PI), Thomas Houston, and Marieke Van Willigen. Submitted to NSF September 22, 2005. $92,526.

Perceptions and Uses of Information and Communication Technologies Among Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Shelia R. Cotten (PI). Submitted to UAB/NSF ADVANCE program October 3, 2005.
$20,000.
PUBLICATIONS
Volumes Edited
Laura Robinson, Shelia R. Cotten, and Jeremy Schultz. 2014, forthcoming. Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014: Politics, Participation, and Production. Series in Media and Communication. Emerald Press.

Laura Robinson, Shelia R. Cotten, and Jeremy Schultz. 2014, forthcoming. Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014: Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods. Series in Media and Communication. Emerald Press.

Journal Symposia Edited Shelia R. Cotten and Michael J. Stern (eds.). 2013. Information, Communication, & Society, Special Issue on Communication and Information Technologies: Papers from the American Sociological Association CITASA 2012 Annual Meeting, 16(4).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth Davison, Daniel Shank, and Brian Ward. Gradations of Disappearing Digital Divides Among Racially Diverse Middle School Students. Forthcoming in Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, 2014.

Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, and Ronald W. Berkowsky. Trivia, Computers and Dominos: The Impact of Activity Interventions on the Well-Being of Older Adults in Continuing Care Communities. Forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Shelia R. Cotten, George Ford, Sherry Ford, and Timothy M. Hale. Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the U.S.: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Shelia R. Cotten, Daniel Shank, and William Anderson. Gender, Technology Use and Ownership, and Media-Based Multitasking among Middle School Students. Computers in Human Behavior, 35: 99-106, 2014.

Tim Hale, Melinda Goldner, Mike Stern, Patricia Drentea, and Shelia R. Cotten. Patterns of Online Health Searching 2002-2010: Implications for Social Capital, Health Disparities and the Deprofessionalization of Medical Knowledge. In Press in (Ed. Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld) Research in Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 32, 2014.

Philip Gibson, Kristi Stringer, Shelia R. Cotten, Zachary Simoni, LaToya O’Neal, and Michael Howell-Moroney. Changing Teachers, Changing Students? The Impact of a Teacher-Focused Intervention on Students’ Computer Usage, Attitudes, and Anxiety. Computers & Education, 71: 165-174, 2014.

Mark Warschauer, Binbin Zheng, Melissa Niiya, Shelia R. Cotten, and George Farkas. Balancing the One-to-One Equation: Equity and Access in Three Laptop Programs. Equity and Excellence in Education, 47(1): 46-62, 2014.

Daniel B. Shank and Shelia R. Cotten. Does Technology Empower Urban Youth? The Relationship of Technology Use to Self-Efficacy. Computers & Education, 70: 184-193, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2013.08.018.

Alia Carter, Shelia R. Cotten, Philip Gibson, LaToya O’Neal, Zachary Simoni, Kristi Stringer, and Leticia Watkins. Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum: Incorporating Technology into STEM Education. Pgs. 165-192 in Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology (Eds. Z. Yang, H. Hao Yang, D. Wu, and S. Liu), Hershey, PA: IGI, 2014.

Tim Hale, Virginia Sisiopiku, and Shelia R. Cotten. Online Motorcycle Safety Information Seeking and Its Relationship to Risk Taking and Protective Behaviors. Safety Science Monitor, 17(2),14 pages, 2013.

Michael J. Stern and Shelia R. Cotten. “Real(-izing) Utopias and Dismantling Dystopias.” Information, Communication, & Society, 16(4): 453-458, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten, William Anderson, Brandi McCullough. Impact of Internet Use on Loneliness and Contact with Others Among Older Adults: Cross-Sectional Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(2): e39. http://www.jmir.org/2013/2/e39/. Doi: 10.2196/jmir.2306, 2013.

Ronald W. Berkowsky, Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth Yost, Vicki Winstead. Attitudes Towards and Limitations to ICT Use in Assisted and Independent Living Communities: Findings from a Specially-Designed Technological Intervention. Educational Gerontology, 39(11): 797-811, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2012.734162.

Winstead, Vicki, William A. Anderson, Elizabeth A. Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, Amanda Warr, and Ronald W. Berkowsky. “You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: A Qualitative Analysis of How Residents of Senior Living Communities May Use the Web to Overcome Spatial and Social Barriers.” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(5): 540-560, 2013. DOI:
10.1177/0733464811431824.

Melinda Goldner, Timothy M. Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, Michael Stern, and Patricia Drentea. The Intersection of Gender and Place in Online Health Activities. Journal of Health Communication, 18(10): 1235-1255, 2013. DOI:10.1080/10810730.2013.778364.

Elizabeth Yost, Vicki Winstead, Shelia R. Cotten, and Donna Handley. The Recruitment and Retention of Women in STEM: Results from a National Web-Based Survey of Graduate Students, Post—Doctoral Fellows, and Junior Faculty. Journal of Women & Minorities in Science and Engineering, 19(2): 143-163, 2013.

Vicki Winstead, William Anderson, Elizabeth Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, Amanda Warr, and Ronald Berkowsky. You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: A Qualitative Analysis of How Residents of Senior Living Communities May Use the Web to Overcome Spatial and Social Barriers. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(5): 540-560, 2013. DOI: 10.1177/0733464811431824.

Michael Stern, Shelia R. Cotten, and Patricia Drentea. The Separate Spheres of Online Health Information Searching: The Influence of Gender and Parenting on Behaviors and Feelings about Searching for Health Information on the Web. Journal of Family Issues, 33(10): 1324-1350, 2012.

Reynold Junco and Shelia R. Cotten. No A 4 U: The Relationship Between Multitasking and Academic Performance. Computers & Education. 59(2): 505–514, 2012.

Shelia R. Cotten, George Ford, Sherry Ford, and Timothy M. Hale. Internet Use and Depression Among Older Adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 28: 496-499, 2012.
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.10.021.

Mark Warschauer, Shelia R. Cotten, and Morgan Ames. One Laptop Per Child Birmingham: Case Study of a Radical Experiment. International Journal of Learning and Media, 3(2):61-76, 2012.

Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy M. Hale, Michael Howell-Moroney, LaToya O’Neal, and Casey Borch. Using Affordable Technology To Decrease Digital Inequality: Results from Birmingham’s One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop Project. Information, Communication, and Society, 14(4): 424-444, 2011.

Shelia R. Cotten, Melinda Goldner, Timothy Hale, and Patricia Drentea. The Importance of Type, Amount, and Timing of Internet Use for Understanding Psychological Distress. Social Science Quarterly, 92(1): 119–139, 2011.

Shelia R. Cotten, Brandi McCullough, and Rebecca Adams. Technological Influences on Social Ties Across the Lifespan. Pgs. 647-671 in Handbook of Lifespan Psychology (Eds. Karen Fingerman, Cynthia Berg, Toni Antonucci, and Jacqui Smith), Springer Publishers, 2011.

Reynol Junco and Shelia R. Cotten. Academic Effects of Instant Messaging Use. Journal of Computers & Education, 56(2): 370-378, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.08.020.

Elizabeth Yost, Donna Handley, Shelia R. Cotten, and Vicki Winstead. Understanding the Links between Mentoring and Self-Efficacy in the New Generation of Women STEM Scholars. Pgs. 97-117 in Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology: Education and Career Challenges (Eds. Aileen Carter-Steel and Emily Cater), Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, 2010.

Timothy Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, Patricia Drentea, and Melinda Goldner. Rural-Urban Differences in Online Health Information Seeking. American Behavioral Scientist, 53(9): 1304-1325, 2010.

Elizabeth Davison and Shelia R. Cotten. Connection Disparities: The Importance of Broadband Connections in Understanding Today’s Digital Divide. Pgs. 346-358 in Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society (Eds. E. Ferro, Y. Dwivedi, J. Gil-Garcia, and M.D. Williams), Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, 2010.

Shelia R. Cotten, Will Anderson, and Zeynep Tufekci. Old Wine in a New Technology or a Different Type of Digital Divide? New Media & Society, 11(7): 1163-1186, 2009.

Shelia R. Cotten. Students’ Technology Usage and the Impacts on Well-Being. New Directions for Student Services, Using Emerging Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement, Josey-Bass (Eds. R. Junco and D.M. Timm), 124: 55-70, 2008.

Patricia Drentea, Melinda Goldner, Shelia R. Cotten, and Timothy M. Hale. The Association among Gender, Computer Usage and Online Health Searching, and Mental Health. Information, Communication, and Society, 11(4): 509-525, 2008.

John Earle, Philip Perricone, Kenneth Davidson, Nelwyn Moore, Catherine Harris, and Shelia R. Cotten. “Premarital Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors at a Religiously Affiliated University: Two Decades of Convergence and Divergence.” Sexuality and Culture, 11: 39-61, 2007.

Shelia R. Cotten and Shameeka Jelenewicz. “A Disappearing Digital Divide Among College Students? Peeling Away the Layers of the Digital Divide.” Social Science Computer Review, 24(4): 497-506, 2006.

Jammie Price and Shelia R. Cotten. “Teaching, Research, and Service: Expectations of Assistant Professors.” The American Sociologist, 37(1): 5-21, 2006.

Shelia R. Cotten and Bonnie Wilson. “Student-Faculty Interactions: Dynamics and Determinants.” Higher Education, 51: 487-519, 2006.

Shelia R. Cotten and Sipi Gupta. “Characteristics of Online and Offline Health Information Seekers and Factors that Discriminate Between Them.” Social Science and Medicine, 59(9): 1795-1806, 2004.

Shelia R. Cotten, Russell P.D. Burton, and Beth Rushing. “The Mediating Effects of Social Support and Psychosocial Resources on the Relationship Between Marital Quality and Psychological Distress.” Journal of Family Issues, 24(4): 547-577, 2003.

Davison, Elizabeth and Shelia R. Cotten. “Connection Discrepancies: Unmasking Further Layers of the Digital Divide.” First Monday, 8(3), 2003.

Charlie Morgan and Shelia R. Cotten. “The Relationship Between Internet Activities and
Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of College Freshmen.” CyberPsychology & Behavior, 6(2): 133-142, 2003.

Rohall, Dave, Shelia R. Cotten, and Charlie Morgan. “Internet Use and the Self Concept: Linking Specific Uses to Global Self-Esteem.” Current Research in Social Psychology, 8(1): 1-18, 2002.

Shelia R. Cotten, Jammie Price, Shirley Keeton, Russell P.D. Burton, and Janice Wittekind. “Reflections on the Academic Job Search in Sociology.” The American Sociologist, 32(3): 26-42, 2001.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Implications of the Internet for Medical Sociology in the New Millennium.” Sociological Spectrum, 21(3): 319-340, 2001.

Shelia R. Cotten, Katherine Skinner, and Lisa Sullivan. “Social Support Among Women Veterans.” Journal of Women and Aging, 12 (½): 39-62, 2000.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Marital Status and Mental Health Revisited: Examining the Importance of Risk Factors and Resources.” Family Relations, 48(3): 225-233, 1999.

Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Adaptations to The Farm Crisis: Macro Level Implications of Micro Level Behaviors.” Applied Behavioral Science Review, 1(1): 93-111, 1993.

Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Saving The Farm: Strategies For Success Or Distress.” Research in Rural Sociology and Development, 5: 241-258, 1991.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Shaundra Bryant Daily, Shelia R. Cotten, Philip Gibson, Michael Howell-Moroney, and LaToya O’Neal. (2013). Teacher Self-Efficacy and Usage: The Case of the XO Laptop in Alabamal In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 4676-4683). Chesapeake, VA:AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/48863.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shelia R. Cotten. Forthcoming. “Social Support.” In William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford, UK:Wiley-Blackwell.

Shelia R. Cotten and Michael Stern. Forthcoming. “Online Health Information Seeking and Stress.” In William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Shelia R. Cotten, Jammie Price, Shirley Keeton, Russell Burton, and Janice Wittekind. Advice From the Field: New Faculty Discuss Job Searching in Sociology. American Sociological Association: Washington, DC, 2002.

Jammie Price, Shelia R. Cotten, Shirley Keeton, Janice Wittekind, and Russell Burton. What to Expect During Your First Year as an Assistant Professor. American Sociological Association: Washington, DC, 2002.

Book Reviews

Shelia R. Cotten. Review of Mixed Methodology: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative
Approaches, by A. Tashakkori and C. Teddlie (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1998). In Contemporary
Sociology, Vol. 28:6, p. 752-753, 1999.
Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shelia R. Cotten, Casey Borch, Michael Howell-Moroney, Betty Nelson, Scott Snyder, Timothy M. Hale, LaToya O’Neal, and William Anderson. “Birmingham City Schools XO Usage Results: The Birmingham Youth and Technology Study.” Report to the Birmingham City School System, Birmingham, Alabama, October 2009.

Claudia Morrell, Shelia R. Cotten, Alisha Sparks, and Alyson Spurgas. “Computer Mania Day: An Effective Intervention for Increasing Youth’s Interest in Technology.” Report to the Maryland Commission for Women, November 2004.

Shelia R. Cotten, Joseph Kirchner, and Donald F. Norris. “Maryland Residential Consumer Survey: Views About Electricity Service and Deregulation.” Report to the Office of People’s Counsel (OPC), State of Maryland, March 2003.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Take a Stroll Through Baltimore.” The Southern Sociologist Newsletter, Spring 2002.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Baltimore: A ‘Charming’ Mixture of History, Entertainment, and Diverse Cultures.” The Southern Sociologist Newsletter, Fall 2001.

Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Farm Family Survival Strategies.” North Carolina Farm & Rural Life Study. Vol. 2:5, June 1989.

Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Farm Operator Survival.” North Carolina Farm & Rural Life Study. Vol. 2:4, May 1989.

Journal Articles Under Review

Ruth Shillair, Shelia R. Cotten, Hsin-Yi (Sandy) Tsai, Jan-Hendrik Boehmer, Saleem Alhabash, Robert LaRose, and Nora Rifon. Online Safety Begins with You and Me: Getting Internet Users to Protect Themselves. Submitted to Information, Communication, and Society, August, 2014.

Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, Montina Jiang, Saleem Alhabash, Robert LaRose, Nora Rifon, and Shelia R. Cotten. Understanding Online Safety Behaviors: A Protection Motivation Theory Perspective. Submitted to Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, April 28, 2014.

Ruth Shillair, Jan Boehmer, Shelia R. Cotten, Robert LaRose, and Nora Rifon. Communicating Online Safety: A Critical Content Analysis of Websites Providing Online Safety Information to Consumers Over Time. Submitted to Computers in Human Behavior, March 25, 2014.

Jan Boehmer, Robert LaRose, Nora Rifon, Saleem Alhabash, and Shelia R. Cotten. Determinants of Online Safety Behaviour: Toward an Intervention Strategy for College Students. Submitted to Behaviour & Information Technology, April 28, 2014.

Zachary Simoni, Philip Gibson, Shelia R. Cotten, Kristi Stringer, and LaToya O’Neal. Does Place Matter for Computer Use Among Elementary Students? The Impact of Concentrated Poverty on Computer Use. Resubmitted to Journal of Urban Technology, September 3, 2014.

Book Manuscripts Being Written

Shelia R. Cotton, Ron Berkowsky, Libby Yost, Vicki Winstead, and Will Anderson. Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Book contract with CRC Press (a division of Taylor and Francis) September 3, 2014.

Journal Articles in Preparation

Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, Ruth Shillair, Shelia R. Cotten, Vicki Winstead, and Elizabeth Yost. Getting Grandma Online: Are Tablets the Answer for Increasing Digital Inclusion for Older Adults in the U.S.?

Philip Gibson, LaToya O’Neal Coleman, and Shelia R. Cotten. Motivated by Place? Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Achievement Goal Orientation.

LaToya O’Neal Coleman, Tim Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, and Philip Gibson. The Impact of
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Usage on Psychological Well-Being Among Urban Youth.

LaToya O’Neal Coleman, Philip A. Gibson, Shelia R. Cotten, Michael Howell-Moroney, and Kristi Stringer. Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum: The Impact of Internal Barriers and Training Intensity on Technology Integration in the Elementary School Classroom.

Ronald W. Berkowsky, Shelia R. Cotten, Vicki Winstead, William Anderson, Elizabeth Yost, and Brandi McCullough. Scaling the Wall: Decreasing the Digital Divide in Assisted and Independent Living.

Amanda M. Warr, Shelia R. Cotten, and William A. Anderson. “If You’re Not Texting Me, You Must Be Old”: Age Cohort Attachment to Mobile Phones.

Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, and Shelia R. Cotten. Activity and Well-Being: The Impact of Activity Interventions on the Well-Being of Older Adults in Continuing Care Communities.

Zeynep Tufekci and Shelia R. Cotten. Structures and Choices: Reproduction of Inequality in the Computing Practices of Middle Schoolers.

Presentations
Conference Presentations (Refereed)

2015
B. Holtz, D. Hershey, S. Cotten, A. Holmstrom, A. Pavangadkar, J. Dunneback, and M. Wood. Three Perspectives on a Type 1 Diabetes mHealth Intervention and Lessons Learned. Submitted for presentation at the 19th Annual American Telemedicine Association meeting, May, Los Angeles, CA.

2014
Shelia R. Cotten. Getting Grandma Online: Process, Outcomes, and Challenges Associated with Conducting a 5 Year ICT and Quality of Life Randomized Controlled Trial in Assisted and Independent Living Communities. Submitted as a Symposium for the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, November, Washington, DC.

2014
Shelia R. Cotten. Increasing Resources for Older Adults Through Technology Focused Research and Interventions. Submitted as a Symposium for the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, November, Washington, DC.

2014
Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, Ruth Shillair, and Shelia R. Cotten. Social Support and
‘Playing Around’: An Examination of How Older Adults Acquire Digital Literacy
with Tablet Computers. Submitted for presentation at the TPRC 42nd Research
Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy.

2014
Tim Kuo-Ting and Shelia R. Cotten. The Impact of Emotional Cost on the Racial
Digital Divide. To be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and
Mass Communication (AEJMC), August, Montreal, Canada.

2014
Alhabash, S., Cotten, S., Tsai, H.-y. S., Rifon, N., & LaRose, R. (2014).
Understanding generational differences in the relationship between online banking
and online security. To be presented at the Communication Technology Division of
the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal,
Canada.

2014
Mengtian Jiang, Nora Rifon, Shelia R. Cotten, Sandy Tsai, Ruth Shillair, Robert LaRose, and Saleem Alhabash. Generational Differences in Electronic Banking: Understanding What Motivates Generations to Adopt. Presented at the American Marketing Association Summer Educators Conference.

2014
Philip Gibson, LaToya O’Neal Coleman, and Shelia R. Cotten. Geographic Place
and Cyber Space: Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics, Technology
Interventions, and Motives for Learning. Presented at the Digital Divide Pre-conference of the International Communication Association annual meeting,
Seattle, WA, May.

2014
Tim Kuo-Ting Huang, Shelia R. Cotten, and Alex Leith. The Impact of Emotional
Costs on Students’ IT Use and Academic Performance in the Context of Computer
Integration. Presented at the Digital Divide Preconference of the International
Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, May.

2014
Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, Ruth Shillair, and Shelia R. Cotten. Getting Grandma Online:
Are Tablets the Answer for Increasing Digital Inclusion for Older Adults in the
U.S.? Presented at the Digital Divide Preconference of the International
Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, May.

2014
Zachary Simoni, Phil Gibson, Shelia R. Cotten, LaToya O’Neal, and Kristi
Stringer. Does Place Matter for Computer Use among Elementary Students? The
Impact of Concentrated Poverty on Computer Use. Accepted for presentation at the
American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, August.

2014
Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai , Mengtian Jiang, Saleem Alhabash, Robert LaRose, Nora Rifon,
and Shelia R. Cotten. Understanding Online Safety in the Online Banking Context.
Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle,
WA, May.

2014
Ruth Shillair, Jan Boehmer, Shelia R. Cotten, Nora Rifon. Communicating Online
Safety: A Critical Analysis of Websites Providing Online Safety Information to Consumers. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, May.

2014
Nora Rifon, Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, and Shelia R. Cotten. Online Safety for Families:
A Review of Consumer Online Safety Policy. Presented at the International
Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, May.

2014
Ron Berkowsky, Shelia R. Cotten, and Elizabeth Yost, and Vicki Winstead. Impacts
of Internet Use on Civic Engagement in Older Adults in Assisted and Independent
Living Communities. Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual
meeting, Charlotte, NC, April.

2014
LaToya O. Coleman, Philip Gibson, Shelia R. Cotten, and Kristi Stringer.
Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum: The Impact of Internal Barriers on
Technology Integration in the Elementary School Classroom. Presented at the
Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Charlotte, NC, April.

2013
Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth Yost, William Anderson, Ron Berkowsky, and Vicki
Winstead. You Don’t Mess with Bingo: Recruitment and Retention of Technology
Intervention Study Participants from Independent and Assisted Living
Communities. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting,
New Orleans, LA, November.

2013
Philip Gibson, Kristi L. Stringer, Shelia R. Cotten, Zachary Simoni, LaToya
O’Neal, and Michael Howell-Moroney.

2013
Changing Teachers, Changing Students? The Impact of a Teacher- Focused Intervention on Students’ Computer Usage, Attitudes, and Anxiety. Presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October.

2013
Daniel Shank and Shelia R. Cotten. Does Technology Empower Urban Youth? The
Relationship of Technology Use to Self-Efficacy. Presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August.

2013
Shelia R. Cotten, Philip Gibson, LaToya O’Neal, Zachary Simoni, Kristi Stringer,
Sarah Khaledi. Impacts of ICAC Intervention on Students’ Computer Usage,
Attitudes, and Anxiety: The Role of Teacher Effects. Presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August.

2013
Shelia R. Cotten, Ronald Berkowsky, Vicki Winstead, William Anderson, Elizabeth
Yost, and Brandi McCullough. Scaling the Wall: Decreasing the Digital Divide in
Assisted and Independent Living Communities. Presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August.

2013
Shelia R. Cotten, Daniel Shank, and William Anderson. Gender, Technology
Platforms Use, and Media-Based Multitasking among Middle School Youth.
Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, April.

2013
Shaundra Daily, Shelia R. Cotten, Philip Gibson, Michael Howell-Moroney, and
LaToya O’Neal. Teacher Self-Efficacy and Usage: The Case of the XO Laptop in
Alabama. Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher
Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA, March.

2013
Elizabeth Yost, Vicki Winstead, Shelia R. Cotten. “Different Strokes for Different
Folks: A Qualitative Analysis of Activities in Continuing Care Retirement
Communities.” Presented at the Southern Gerontological Society annual meeting,
Charlotte, NC, April.

2013
Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, Will Anderson, Ron Berkowsky,
Sarah Khaldi. “Why Does Grandma Never Answer the Phone?: Increasing Quality
of Life Outcomes Through Activities in Continuing Care Communities.” Presented
at the Southern Gerontological Society annual meeting, Charlotte, NC, April.

2012
Shelia R. Cotten, Ronald Berkowsky, Will Anderson, Brandi McCullough, Vicki
Winstead, and Elizabeth Yost. “Going Online: Examining Types of Internet Use
Among Older Adults.” Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual
meeting, San Diego, CA, November.

2012
Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy M. Hale, and LaToya O’Neal. “A Vision Realized or a
Continuing Digital Divide? Examining the One Laptop Per Child Program in
Birmingham, Alabama.” Presented at the American Sociological Association annual
meeting, Denver, Colorado, August.

2012
Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, and Shelia R. Cotten. Activity and Well-Being: The
Impact of Activity Interventions on the Well-Being of Older Adults in Continuing
Care Communities. Presented at the American Sociological Association annual
meeting, Denver, Colorado, August.

2012
Shelia R. Cotten, William A. Anderson, and Brandi McCullough. “The Impact of
ICT Use on Loneliness and Contact with Others Among Older Adults.” Presented at
the Gerontechnology Biennial World Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
June.

2012
Shelia R. Cotten, William A. Anderson, Ronald Berkowsky, Elizabeth Yost, and Vicki Winstead. “Can Information and Communication Technology Usage by Older Adults Decrease Stress, Social Isolation, and Loneliness? Results from a Randomized Trial.” Presented at the 13th International Conference on Social Stress Research, Dublin, Ireland, June.

2012
Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Shelia R. Cotten, and Timothy M. Hale. “Motorcycle Safety
in the State of Alabama.” Presented at the Southern District/Great Lakes District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SKITE/GLITE) Joint Annual Meeting, April, 2012, Lexington, KY.

2012
Shelia R. Cotten. “Making Sociology Public in Alabama to Solve Social Problems.”
Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA,
March.

2012
Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, and Shelia R. Cotten. “Activity and Well-Being:
The Impact of Activity Interventions on the Well-Being of Older Adults in
Continuing Care Communities.” Presented at the Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, March.

2012
Ron Berkowsky and Shelia R. Cotten. “Using Computers and the Internet in
Assisted and Independent Living Communities: An Evaluation of a Technological
Intervention.” Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March.

2012
Jeff Gray, Mike Wyss, Shelia R. Cotten, and Shaundra Daily. “Building a K-12
Computing Pipeline in Alabama to Address Participation Diversity, CNS-BPC,
DRL-DRK-12, & DRL-ITEST. Presented at ACM Special Interest Group on
Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Raleigh, NC, February 29 – March 3.

2012
Timothy M. Hale, Virginia Sisiopiku, and Shelia R. Cotten. “The Relationship of
Internet Safety Information Seeking on Risky Riding Behavior and Use of
Protective Gear among an Online Motorcycle Community.” Presented at The
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January.

2011
Shelia R. Cotten. “Overcoming Digital Divides in Assisted and Independent Living
Communities: Results from a Randomized Trial.” Presented at the Gerontological
Society of America annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November.

2011
Reynol Junco and Shelia R. Cotten. “A Decade of Distraction? How Multitasking
Affects Student Outcomes.” Presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on
the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, sponsored by the Oxford Internet Institute
and Information, Communication, and Society, Oxford, England, September.

2011
Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy Hale, Michael Stern, Patricia Drentea, and Melinda
Goldner. “The Diffusion of the Internet, Changing Patterns of Online Health
Searching Over Time, and the Implications for Health Disparities, Social Capital,
and the Deprofessionalization of Medical Knowledge.” Presented at A Decade in
Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, sponsored
by the Oxford Internet Institute and Information, Communication, and Society,
Oxford, England, September.

2011
Melinda Goldner, Timothy Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, Michael Stern, and Patricia
Drentea. “The Intersection of Gender and Place in Online Health Activities.”
Presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Las Vegas,
Nevada, August.

2011
Amanda Warr, Shelia R. Cotten, and William Anderson. “If You’re Not Texting
Me, You Must Be Old, So Leave Me a Message Mom: A Cohort Analysis of
Emotional Attachment to Mobile Phones.” Presented at the American Sociological
Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, August.

2011
LaToya O’Neal, Timothy Hale, and Shelia R. Cotten. “The Relationship Between
Technology Usage and Mental Health Among Youth.” Presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, August.

2011
William Anderson, Amanda M. Warr, Shelia R. Cotten, Vicki Winstead, and
Elizabeth Yost. “The Role of Social Support and Social Networks in Older Adults`
Motivation to Use ICTs.” Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual
meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, April.

2011
Shelia R. Cotten and Beth Rubin. “Advice From the Field: How to Write Grants
and Obtain Funding for Your Research.” Workshop presentation for the Southern
Sociological Society annual meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, April.

2011
Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy Hale, LaToya O’Neal, Casey Borch, and Michael Howell-Moroney. “Examining the Tails to Understand Engagement with ICTs and Digital Inequality.” Presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, April.

2010
Shelia R. Cotten, Michael Howell-Moroney, Jeff Gray, David Radford, Thamar
Solorio, Mike Wyss, Shaundra Daily, Julian Daily, LaToya J. O’Neal, Karen
Harris, Valerie Dennis, Grace Hoomes, Jenelle Ouimette, and Robert L. Williams.
“Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum.” Presentation at National Science
Foundation PI meeting for Discovery Research K-12 Program, Washington, DC.,
December.

2010
Shelia R. Cotten. “Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Residents of
Independent and Assisted Living Communities.” Presented at the Gerontological
Society of American annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, November.

2010
Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy Hale, Michael Howell-Moroney, LaToya O’Neal.
“Using Affordable Technology to Bridge the Digital Divide: Results from
Birmingham’s XO Laptop Project,” presented at the American Sociological
Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August.

2010
Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth A. Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, Will Anderson, Amanda M.
Warr, Ronald W. Berkowsky. “You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks:
A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of ICT Usage on Institutionalized Senior
Adults’ Perceptions of Borders and Barriers and the Formation of Self,” presented at
the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August.

2010
Brandi McCullough, Shelia R. Cotten, Rebecca Adams. “Technological Influences
on Social Ties Across the Lifespan,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August.

2010
Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy Hale, LaToya O’Neal, William Anderson, Casey Borch,
Michael Howell-Moroney, Betty Nelson. “The Impacts of XO Laptops in
Birmingham, Alabama Schools: Education, Participation, and Social Connection
Outcomes,” presented at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, sponsored by
the MacArthur Foundation, San Diego, CA, February 18-20, 2010.

2010
Timothy Hale, LaToya O’Neal, Shelia R. Cotten, Casey Borch. XO Laptops,
“Minority Youth, and Technology Use: Decreasing the Digital Divide or
Exacerbating Digital Inequality?” presented at the Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, April.

2010
Vicki Winstead, Elizabeth Yost, Amanda M. Warr, Ron Berkowsky, William
Anderson, Shelia R. Cotten. “Connectedness in the Postmodern World: An
Assessment of ICT Training with Senior Adults,” presented at the Southern
Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, April.

2010
Michael J. Stern, Shelia R. Cotten, Patricia Drentea. “The Separate Spheres of
Online Health Information Searching: The Influence of Gender and Parenting on
Behaviors and Feelings about Searching for Health Information on the Web,”
presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, April.

2010
Michael Howell-Moroney, Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy M. Hale, and LaToya O’Neal.
“Bridging the Digital Divide in Birmingham,” presented at the American Society for
Public Administration 2010 Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, April.

2009
Shelia R. Cotten. “Training Older Adults in Assisted Living in the Use of
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs): Results from the Early
Phases of a Randomized Controlled Trial,” presented at the Gerontological Society
of America annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, November.

2009
Shelia R. Cotten. “Technology Usage, Content Creation, and Technology Self-
Efficacy Before and After the XO Laptop Dissemination in Birmingham, Alabama
City Schools,” presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual
meeting, Milwaukee, WI, October.

2009
Elizabeth Yost, Donna Handley, Shelia R. Cotten, and Vicki Winstead. “The
Recruitment and Retention of Women in STEM,” presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, August.

2009
Timothy Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, Patricia Drentea, and Melinda Goldner. “Rural-
Urban Differences in Online Health Information Seeking,” presented at the
American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, August.

2009
Jasmine Darrington, Karen Harris, Shelia R. Cotten, Casey Borch, and Michael
Howell-Moroney. “Discourse and Rhetoric Surrounding the XO Laptop Program in
Birmingham, AL City Schools,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, April.

2009
Timothy Hale, William Anderson, LaToya O’Neal, Jasmine Darrington, Casey
Borch, and Shelia R. Cotten. “Technology Usage Among A Sample of Minority
Youth,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, New
Orleans, LA, April.

2009
Shelia R. Cotten, Donna Handley, Elizabeth Yost, and Vicki Winstead. “Best
Practices in Recruitment and Retention of Women Faculty,” presented at the
Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, April.

2009
Elizabeth Yost, Donna Handley, Shelia R. Cotten, Vicki Winstead. “The Changing
Face of Science: New Scholars versus Traditional Scholars,” presented at the
American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Chicago,
Illinois, February.

2008
Shelia R. Cotten and Sarah Ray. “Gender Differences in Multitasking Among
Youth,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting,
August, Boston, MA.

2008
Zeynep Tufekci, Shelia R. Cotten, and Elizabeth Flow-Delwiche. “Internet Use and
Gender, Race and Class: The Digital Divide in the Era of Youtube and Facebook,”
presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August,
Boston, MA.

2008
Melinda Goldner, Shelia R. Cotten, Tim Hale, and Patricia Drentea. “Internet
Usage and Mental Health,” presented at the American Sociological Association
annual meeting, August, Boston, MA.

2008
Elizabeth Yost, Shelia R. Cotten, and Donna Handley. “Stressful Science?
Understanding the Impact of Stress on Recruiting and Retaining Female Scientists,”
presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April, Richmond,
VA.

2008
Vicki Winstead, Shelia R. Cotten, Donna Handley, and Elizabeth Yost. “Perceptions
and Expectations of Female PhD Students in STEM Fields,” presented at the
Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April, Richmond, VA.

2008
Shelia R. Cotten and William Anderson. “The Interrelationships Among Gender,
Technology Usage, and Self-Efficacy,” presented at the International Social Stress
Conference, May 31 – June 2, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2007
Shelia R. Cotten, William Anderson, and Cullen Clark. “The Impact of Resources
and Type and Frequency of Contact on the Stress Process,” presented at the
American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, New York, NY.

2007
Patricia Drentea, Melinda Goldner, and Shelia R. Cotten, “The Association
Between Computer and Web Use for Health Information, Well-Being, and Gender,”
presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, New
York, NY.

2007
Shelia R. Cotten, William Anderson, and Cullen Clark. “ICT Usage Among Older
Adults,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April 11-
14, Atlanta, Georgia.

2006
Shelia R. Cotten, William Anderson, and Cullen Clark. “The Mediating Effects of
Type and Frequency of Contact with Social Ties on the Relationship Between
Stress and Depression Among Older Adults,” presented at the International Social
Stress Conference, October 28-30, Durham, New Hampshire.

2006
Kaur, Manpreet, Weimin Hou, Wayne G. Lutters, Anita Komlodi, Lee Boot, Claudia Morrell,
Shelia R. Cotten, A. Ant Ozok, and Zeynep Tufekci, “‘My Mom is a Cell-Phone Illiterate’

2006
The Influence of Parental Perceptions on Pre-Adolescent Attitudes Towards ICT,”
Proceedings of the 6th ACM Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ACM
Press, October 4-7, San Diego, CA.

2006
Weimin Hou, Manpreet Kaur, Anita Komlodi, Wayne Lutters, Lee Boot, Shelia R. Cotten,
Claudia Morrell, Ant Ozok, and Zeynep Tufekci. “Girls Don’t Waste Time”: Pre Adolescent
Attitudes Toward ICT,” presented at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) annual meeting,
April 22-27, Montreal, Canada.

2006
Shelia R. Cotten. “Social Roles, Control, and Suffering Among Older Women,” presented
as part of a symposium on The Relationship of Suffering to Control for the Gerontological
Society of America annual meeting, November, Dallas, Texas.

2005
Shelia R. Cotten. “Social Comparison, Social Distance, and Suffering Among Older
Adults,” accepted as part of a special symposium on Who Is The Self That Suffers? for the
Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, November, New Orleans, LA.

2005
Shelia R. Cotten, Kate de Medeiros, Kim DeMichele, Robert Rubinstein, and Helen Black. “Descriptions and Experiences of Suffering Among Older Women,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August 13-16, Philadelphia, PA.

2005
Shelia R. Cotten and Shameeka Bowman. “Using Symbolic Interactionism to Delineate the
Process Through Which Internet Usage May Impact Well-Being Among College Students,”
presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August 13-16,
Philadelphia, PA.

2005
Shelia R. Cotten, Brian Ward, and Jill Feick. “Gender Differences in Alcohol Use and
Depression among College Students,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual
meeting, April 13-16, Charlotte, NC.

2005
Bethany Griffin and Shelia R. Cotten. “Make Your Surveys Sizzle: Young Adult Survey
Construction and Administration,” presented as a workshop at the Society of Adolescent
Medicine (SAM) annual meeting, March 30-April 2, Los Angeles, CA.

2004
Kate de Medeiros, Helen Black, Shelia R. Cotten, Kim De Michele. “Narrative Positioning and Expressed Themes: An Expansion of Narrative Analysis,” presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, November, Washington, DC. (poster)

2004
Kim De Michele, Helen Black, Shelia R. Cotten, Kate de Medeiros, and Bob Rubinstein. “Feminine Perspectives on Generativity in the Ninth Decade,” presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, November, Washington, DC. (poster)

2004
Shelia R. Cotten and Shameeka Bowman. “Differences Between High and Low Internet
Users in Well-Being Outcomes,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual
meeting, August, San Francisco, CA.

2004
Shelia R. Cotten and Bonnie Wilson. “Dynamics and Determinants of Student-Faculty Interaction,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, San Francisco, CA.

2004
Shelia R. Cotten and Dave Rohall. “Applying the Stress Process Model to College
Students,” presented at the Ninth International Social Stress Conference, May, Montreal,
Canada.

2004
Shelia R. Cotten and Shameeka Bowman. “Race Differences in Internet Usage Among
College Freshmen,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April,
Atlanta, GA.

2004
Shelia R. Cotten. “Pros and Cons of Doing Internet Surveys with College Students,”
presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April, Atlanta, GA.

2003
Shelia R. Cotten, Alice Nixon, David Rohall, Mark Terranova, and Bethany Griffin-Deeds.
“Applying the Tailored Design to Internet Surveys with College Student Samples,” presented
at the Association of Internet Researchers annual meeting, October, Toronto, Canada.

2003
Elizabeth Davison and Shelia R. Cotten. “The Third Level Digital Divide: Exploring the
Implications of Types of Connections for Social and Human Capital,” presented at the
American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, Atlanta, GA.

2003
Shelia R. Cotten, Mark Terranova, and Dave Rohall. “The Mediating Effects of
Computer-Mediated and Non Computer-Mediated Social Support on Well-Being,”
presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, March, New Orleans, LA.

2003
Shelia R. Cotten and Sipi Gupta. “Characteristics of Online and Offline Health Information
Seekers,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, March, New
Orleans, LA.

2002
Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth Davison, and Heather Hax. “The Effects of Online
Communication on Changes in Contact With Others,” presented at the American
Sociological Association annual meeting, August, Chicago, IL.

2002
Shelia R. Cotten and Shirley Keeton. “Searching For and Succeeding in Assistant Professor Positions,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, Chicago, IL

2002
Shelia R. Cotten. “Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Support: Extensions and New Developments,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April, Baltimore, MD.

2002
Shelia R. Cotten. “Development and Evaluation of New Measures of Computer- Mediated Social Support,” presented at The Eighth International Conference on Social Stress, April, Portsmouth, NH.

2001
Shelia R. Cotten and Heather Hax. “An Examination of Perceptions of Social Support
Among Internet Users,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings,
April, Atlanta, GA.

2000
Shelia R. Cotten. “Implications of Internet Technology for Mental Health Research and
Outcomes,” presented at the Mid South Sociological Association annual meetings, October, Knoxville, TN.

2000
Shelia R. Cotten and Michael D. Schulman. “Social Structure and Mental Health: An
Examination of the Links Between Employment, Gender, and Distress,” presented at the
American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, Washington, DC.

2000
Shelia R. Cotten. “Going from Post-Doc to Assistant Professor: Trials, Tribulations, and
Joys,” panel member presentation for the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings,
April, New Orleans, LA.

2000
Shelia R. Cotten. “Teaching Graduate Research Methods Across Two Disciplines,” panel
member presentation at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, March, Baltimore, MD.

1999
Shelia R. Cotten and Michael D. Schulman. “From Social Structure to Psychological
Distress: Exploring the Links Between Employment, Gender, and Mental Health,” presented at the American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, Chicago, Illinois.

1999
Shelia R. Cotten. “An Examination of Factors That Enhance and Constrain Social Support,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings, April, Nashville, Tennessee.

1999
Shelia R. Cotten. “Use of Health Care Services Among Women Veterans,” presented at the VA HSR&D annual meetings, February, Washington, D.C.

1999
Shelia R. Cotten and Katherine Skinner. “Economic Resources, Social Resources, Health Status, and VA Health Care Use Among Women Veterans,” presented at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, March, Boston, Massachusetts.

1998
Burton, Russell P.D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Exploring the Link Between Social Role
Occupation and Psychological Distress: Role Specific Identity Meanings as Attachments to
Social Structure and the Mediating Effects of Global Integrative Meaning,” presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association’s annual meetings, October, Lafayette, Louisiana.

1998
Shelia R. Cotten, Burton, Russell P.D., and Beth Rushing. “Marriage and Depression:
Exploring the Effects of Relationship Quality, Psychosocial Resources, and Interactional
Resources,” presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association’s annual meetings,
October, Lafayette, Louisiana.

1998
Shelia R. Cotten, Burton, Russell P.D., and Beth Rushing. “Relationship Quality,
Resources, and Psychological Distress Among Married People,” presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems’ annual meetings, August, San Francisco, California.

1998
Shelia R. Cotten. “An Examination of the Importance of Risk Factors, Resources, and Social Support for the Marital Status and Distress Relationship,” presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meetings, August, San Francisco, California.

1998
Shelia R. Cotten. “The Distribution of Depression Among Married People: Importance of Risk Factors, Resources, and Social Support,” presented at the Association for Health Services Research, June, Washington, DC. (poster)

1998
Shelia R. Cotten. “Marital Status and Mental Health Revisited: Examining the Importance of Risk Factors and Resources,” presented at the Seventh International Conference on Social Stress Research, May, Budapest, Hungary.

1997
Shelia R. Cotten. “Social Distribution of Social Support: Implications of Marital Status,”
presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, New Orleans,
Louisiana.

1996
Shelia R. Cotten. “The Nature and Structure of Social Support: Evidence from Americans’ Changing Lives,” presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meetings, August, New York City, New York.

1995
Shelia R. Cotten. “Marital Status and Mental Health Revisited: Examining the Importance of Social Structure and Social Support,” presented at the Southern
Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, Atlanta, Georgia.

1994
Shelia R. Cotten and Michael D. Schulman. “Employment, Gender, and Distress: The
Impact of Work and Social Inequalities,” presented at the American Sociological
Association’s national meetings, August, Los Angeles, California.

1994
Earle, John R., Harris, Catherine T., Perricone, Philip J., and Shelia R. Cotten. “Premarital Sexual Activity at a Small University: Convergence and Divergence,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, Raleigh, North Carolina.

1993
Shelia R. Cotten and Danette Sumerford. “The Singles’ Exchange: Goffman’s Dramaturgy in the Personal Advertisements,” presented at the American Sociological Association’s national meetings, August, Miami, Florida (poster)

1993
Shelia R. Cotten. “Singles, Social Support, and Distress: A Synthesis and
Reconceptualization,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings,
April, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1993
Earle, John R., Harris, Catherine T., Perricone, Philip J., and Shelia R. Cotten. “Correlates of Premarital Sexual Activity at a Small University: Two-Decades of Survey Data,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1992
Shelia R. Cotten and Michael D. Schulman. “Women, Work, and Health: Job Versus Social Inequality,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1992
Shelia R. Cotten and Danette Sumerford. “Presentation of Self Through the Personal Ads: Gender, Race, and Time Differences,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1991
Shelia R. Cotten. “Female Workers and Psychological Distress,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meetings, April, Atlanta, Georgia.

1991
Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Farm Family Adaptations to the Farm Crisis,” presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March,
Charleston, South Carolina.

1990
Schulman, Michael D. and Shelia R. Cotten. “Farm Operator Survival Strategies: Saving
The Farm Or Real Distress,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual
meetings, March, Louisville, Kentucky.

Invited Colloquia
Shelia R. Cotten. “The Relationship Between Internet Use and Quality of Life Among Older Adults in Assisted and Independent Living Communities.” College of Nursing, Michigan State University, February 21, 2014.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Using Technology to Enhance Quality of Life.” College of Engineering,
Michigan State University, December 3, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Barriers and Benefits of Computer and Internet Usage for Older Adults in Assisted and Independent Living Communities.” Older Adults and Social Media Workshop, University of Michigan. October 21, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Using Technology to Enhance Quality of Life.” College of Communication Arts and Sciences Alumni Academy. October 11, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten. UAB Panel on Tenure and Promotion. April, 19, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten. “The Relationship Between Internet Use and Quality of Life Among Older Adults in Assisted and Independent Living Communities.” Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University, April 5, 2013.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Technology, Society, and the Future.” The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, March 7, 2012.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Technology, Society, and the Future.” Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, January 27, 2012.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Information and Communication Technology Use in Assisted and Independent Living Communities.” UAB Center for Aging Community Advisory Committee, October 26, 2011.

Timothy M. Hale, Shelia R. Cotten, and Virginia Sisiopiku. ““Ride Safe”: Examining the
Relationships Among Online Safety Information Seeking, Protective Actions, and Risky Riding Behaviors in an Online Motorcycle Community in Alabama.” UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, Community Presentation, October 20, 2011.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Using Information and Communication Technologies to Enhance Quality of Life Among Residents of Independent and Assisted Living Communities: Preliminary Notes on Process, Results, and Lessons Learned.” UAB Center for Aging Scientific Seminar Series, March 25, 2011.

Timothy M. Hale, Kelsey Eliasson, Shelia R. Cotten, and Virginia Sisiopiku. “”Ride Safe” –How Information on Safety and Health is Shared in an Online Motorcycle Community: Preliminary Findings and Methodological Challenges”. UAB University Transportation Research Center, October 20, 2010.

Shelia R. Cotten. “XO Laptops, Education, and Connection: Results from the Birmingham Youth and Technology Study.” Texas A&M Race & Ethnic Studies Institute, March 26, 2010.

Shelia R. Cotten. “A Vision Realized or a Continuing Digital Divide? Examining the One Laptop Per Child Program in Birmingham, Alabama.” University of California, Irvine Department of Education, February 22, 2010.

Shelia R. Cotten, Donna Handley, Libby Yost, and Vicki Winstead. “Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Women in Small STEM Departments: Examining Various Stakeholder Perspectives.” UAB ADVANCE Seminar for Success Series, February 27, 2009.

Shelia R. Cotten. ”Using Technology to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults.” UAB Center for Aging Community Advisory Meeting, October 29, 2008.

Shelia R. Cotten. “The Impact of Resources and Type and Frequency of Contact on the Stress Process.” UAB Center for Aging and VA GRECC Seminar Series, March 28, 2008.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Understanding the Social Impacts of Internet Usage Among College Students.” Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, March 18, 2005.

Shelia R. Cotten. “The Good, The Bad, and the In Between in Publishing: Advice for Graduate Students.” PROMISE Program Graduate Student Success Seminar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, October 20, 2004.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Ensuring Graduate Student Success.” University President’s Retreat, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, August 18, 2004.

Shelia R. Cotten. “Use of the Internet for Communication: Implications and Future Development.”Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, March 2000.
SELECTED PRESS INTERVIEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE
March 6, 2013 Interview on Senior Voice America, http://www.seniorvoiceamerica.com, Health,
Wealth, & Wisdom on WMGG 1470 AM on older adults and technology use.

July 23, 2012 Interview with Scott Fitzgerald of WREC’s Birmingham Morning News
regarding the role of social media in the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting.

July 19, 2012 Interview with CBS 42 on my NSF ICAC student summer computing camps.

July 16, 2012 Coverage of my Computers in Human Behavior article on Internet usage and
depression among older, retired adults. Social Media Usage May Decrease Risk of Depression for Older Adults. Available at: http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120716/10877/mental-healthsocial-
media-internet-facebook.htm.

April 12, 2012 Interview with Richard Brown of The Richard Brown Show. Elderly May
Have Plenty to Gain from Use of Social Media. Available at: http://cjme.com/audio/richard-brownshow-
it-appears-elderly-may-have-plenty-gain-if-they-use-social-media-shelia-cot.

April 3, 2012 Interview with Candis Sweat for ABC33/40 Focus@4, “Is Social Media Use
Making Us Crazy?”

March 1, 2012 GMA News article, Facebooking, Texting May Lead to Lower Grades, on
forthcoming manuscript by Reynol Junco and myself. Available at:
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/250014/scitech/socialmedia/facebooking-texting-may-leadto-
lower-grades-mdash-study.

February 29, 2012 Mashable article, Use Facebook While Studying, Get Lower Grades, on
forthcoming manuscript by Reynol Junco and myself. Available at:
http://mashable.com/2012/02/29/facebook-homework-lower-grades-study/.

January 3, 2012 Interview with Edward Burch for ABC33/40 Focus@4 on Online Website
Monitoring of Children. http://www.abc3340.com/video?clipId=6603519&autostart=true.

October 12, 2011 Interview with Candace Sweat for ABC33/40 Focus@4 on Online Dating.
http://www.abc3340.com/category/218034/focus-at-four.

July 18, 2011 Interview on NSF ICAC Project and Summer Student Computer Camps.
ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama.

July 16, 2011 Coverage of NSF ICAC Summer Student Computer Camp. Birmingham
News.

June 7, 2011 Using Affordable Technology to Decrease Digital Inequality. Headline on
The #OLPC Daily. http://paper.li/tag/olpc.

February 14-15, 2011 Technology Overload. CBS News (10:00 PM and 6:30 AM).
October 1, 2010 Online Bullying and Privacy Issues. Fox 6 News (9:00 PM).

September 1, 2010 Follow Us on Facebook – Join thousands of Texans on social media like
Facebook and Twitter. http://www.aarp.org/technology/social-media/info-09-
2010/follow_us_on_facebook.html.

August 30, 2010 Digital Overload. CBS News 42 (6:00 PM).
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Digital-Overload/_y4GrlT4-0qbNa0w0DC6nw.cspx

July 26, 2010. Research Reveals Inadequate Usage of XO Laptops. Fox 6 News (6:00 PM
and 10:00 PM).
http://m.myfoxal.com/wap/news/text.jsp?targetUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.myfoxal.com%2fGlobal%
2fstory.asp%3fS%3d12872410.

July 25, 2010 XO Often Absent from Class. The Birmingham News. (front page article).
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/07/study_shows_majority_of_birmin.html.
July 21, 2010 Prepping Teachers for a 1:1 Laptop Initiative. The Journal.
http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/07/21/prepping-teachers-for-a-1-to-1-laptop-initiative.aspx.

June 12-16 Coverage by local TV stations (ABC 33/40, Fox 6, and NBC 13) for our NSF
ICAC XO Teacher Training Institutes.

May 25, 2010 Social Media Addiction. Fox News 6, Birmingham AL.
http://www.myfoxal.com/global/category.asp?c=151146%20&topVideoCatNo=151721&topVideoC
atNoB=169550&topVideoCatNoC=169787&topVideoCatNoD=169789&topVideoCatNoE=104817
&autoStart=true&clipId=4816383&autostart=true.

May 7, 2010 Families and Technology. Hour-long discussion on Listen uP!, a weekly
public affairs program that airs on weaa f.m. 88.9 in Baltimore, Maryland.

May 6, 2010 Video Surveillance in the Digital Age. Fox News 6, Birmingham AL.
April 14, 2010 XO Laptops Inspire Learning in Birmingham, Alabama. National Science
Foundation, Discoveries Article.
http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116638&org=NSF.

Selected other sites picking up news stories

Communications of the ACM. http://cacm.acm.org/news/85619-xo-laptops-inspire-learningin-birmingham-grade-schools/fulltext.

RedOrbit (site for those interested in science, space, health, and technology).
http://www.redorbit.com/news/education/1850014/xo_laptops_inspire_learning_in_birmingham_alabama/.

February 2010. The Dating Game, With Shifting Cultural Norms and New Technology, the
Way We Meet and Mate is Always Changing. Birmingham Magazine.
http://www.bhammag.com/bhammag/arts-dating.aspx.

Selected interviews and press coverage for new article entitled: Old Wine in a New Technology or a Different Type of Digital Divide.

The Washington Post, January 26, 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/
content/article/2010/01/25/AR2010012503037.html.

Yahoo! News, December 18, 2009. http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20091218/982/tsc-genderinfluences-how-school-kids-us.html.

PHYSORG.COM, December 17, 2009. http://www.physorg.com/news180299835.html.

Floridatoday.com, December 22, 2009. http://sec.floridatoday.com/article/0gaEdHla4ka0F.

LiveScience.com, Interview with Ker Than, December 18, 2009. Boys Explore Cell PhoneFeatures More Than Girls. http://www.livescience.com/technology/091218-gendercellphone.html.

ScienceDaily.com, December 18, 2009.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091217183059.htm.

ScienceBlog. http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/new-uab-study-finds-gender-dividechildrens-use-cell-phone-features-28604.html.

E! Science News, December 17, 2009.
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/12/17/new.uab.study.finds.gender.divide.childrens.use.cell.phone.features.

redOrbit.com, December 18, 2009.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/technology/7/gender_divide_in_childrens_cell_hone_usage/30258/index.html?category_id=7&page=29.

Psydir News, December 28, 2009.
http://news.psydir.com/Psychology-News/gender-dividein-childrens-use-of-cell-phone-features-discovered-by-new-uabstudy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PsydirNews+(Psydir+News+%7C+Published+News).

al.com, December 17, 2009.
http://blog.al.com/live/2009/12/childrens_cell_phone_use_diffe.html.

FirstScience.com, December 17, 2009. http://www.firstscience.com/home/news/breakingnews-all-topics/new-uab-study-finds-gender-divide-in-children-s-use-of-cell-phonefeatures_76333.html.

TopNews.in, December 18, 2009. http://www.topnews.in/gender-influences-how-schoolkids-use-cell-phones-2245508.

Medical News Today, December 28, 2009.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/174454.php.

Selected interviews and press coverage regarding my NIA study (1R01AG030425-01A2): Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults.
May 22, 2012. Teenagers Helping Senior Citizens Learn Web Skills. The Marietta Daily
Journal. http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/18678786/article-Teenagers-helping-seniorcitizens-learn-Web-skills?instance=secondary_story_left_column.

May 21, 2012. Teens Help Older People Learn Web Skills. Newstimes.com.
http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Teens-help-older-people-learn-Web-skills-3573997.php and The Times-Picayune.

http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/teens-help-older-people-learn-webskills/c60bad8e90cd419dae799e5adb38e374.

May 19, 2012. Net Savvy Seniors, Teens Help Park Place Residents Learn Web Skills.
TimesDaily.com. http://www.timesdaily.com/stories/Net-savvy-seniors,190800.

October 18, 2011. Older Adults and Computer Use. Interview with Dave Baird for
ABC33/40 Focus@4.

October 7, 2011. Social Media Use by Older Adults. Interview with Val Walton for The
Birmingham News.

September 27, 2011. Social Media Use Among Older Adults in Assisted and Independent
Living Communities. Interview with Dave Baird for ABC33/40 Focus@4.

August 31, 2011. Facebook for Centenarians: Senior Citizens Learn Social Media. The
Atlantic, article by Aylin Zafar.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/facebook-for-centenarians-seniorcitizens-learn-social-media/244357/1/?single_page=true.

September 6, 2011. Seniors friend Facebook. Chicago Tribune, Change of Subject blog by
Eric Zorn. http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2011/09/seniors-friendfacebook.html.

May, 2010. Social Studies – UAB Magazine short article on our research.

October 5, 2009. Interview with Bob Moose of Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
discussing NIA study.

October 2009. Seniors Can Benefit from Computer Access, E-mail and Social Networking.
Birmingham Parent Magazine. http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=23720.

September 14, 2009. Facebook for Seniors. Fox 6 Good Day Alabama.
http://www.myfoxal.com/global/category.asp?c=151146&clipId=&topVideoCatNo=151721
&topVideoCatNoB=169550&topVideoCatNoC=130699&topVideoCatNoD=169551&topVi
deoCatNoE=104817&clipId=4125383&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl=&topVideoCatNo=0&autoStart=true&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&clipFormat=flv.

September 11, 2009. CyberSeniors: How the Internet Can Affect Health. ABC 33/40 News.
http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0909/658572.html.

September 11, 2009. Social Networking, Seniors, and Health. Fox 6 Noon News and 5:00
News.

July 26, 2009 Downturn and Dating. CBS 42 News.
http://www.cbs42.com/mediacenter/local.aspx.

June 26, 2009 China Reins in Wilder Impulses in Treatment of ‘Internet Addiction’. Science Magazine, Vol. 324: 1630-1631. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/324/5935/1630.

May 27, 2009 Sleep Deprivation and Sore Thumbs for Teens. CBS 42 News.
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Sleep-Deprivation-Sore-Thumbs-For-
Teens/zmoBKQ2kKUOiPgsn2mUxtQ.cspx.

May 11, 2009 Like It or Not, Now You’re Everywhere on the Web. Birmingham News.
http://blog.al.com/techcetera/2009/05/like_it_or_not_now_youre_every.html#more.

March 4-5, 2009 Textual Harassment. CBS 42 News.
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Textual-Harassment/cV6F3Z60tEyrFdRika2LDw.cspx.

Winter, 2009 Missed Connections: Helping Seniors Get Hooked on the Internet. UAB
Magazine. http://main.uab.edu/Sites/uabmagazine/articles/57400/.

January 21, 2009 Alabaster, Alabama Senior Citizens Enjoy Challenging Activities.
Birmingham News.
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/community/1232565327182570.xml&coll=2.

October 8, 2007 Research Explores Social Impact of Internet on Older Adults. UAB Reporter.
http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=114564.

September 30, 2007 It’s 1 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Child is Networking? Birmingham News.
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/living/1191140436141980.xml&coll=2&thispage=1.

July 8, 2007 Is Our Society Addicted to Gadgets? Fox 6 News Birmingham,
http://www.myfoxal.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=66402F04552441809B6FA78B4557F195?contentId=3712584&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1.

March 30, 2007 Some Fight the Pull of Today’s Technology, Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/business/1175417163273310.xml&coll=2.

March 20, 2007 Tech Innovations Keep Workers Running All Day, Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/business/1175417239273310.xml&coll=2.

October 10, 2006 Cyberbullying Highlights Need for Internet Savvy, Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1160472245101440.xml&coll=2

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013 – present Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan StateUniversity
Courses Taught:
Effective Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (Grad.)

2005 – 2013 Department of Sociology, UAB
Courses Taught:
Survey Research Methods (Graduate Level)
Sociology of Mental Health (Graduate Level)
Sociology of Mental Health (Undergraduate Level)
Social Impacts of Information and Communication
Technologies (Undergraduate Level

1999-2005 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UMBC
Courses Taught:
Research Methods (Graduate Level)
Research Methods Lab (Graduate Level)
Survey Construction (Graduate Level)
Sociology of Health and Illness (Advanced Undergraduate
and Graduate Level)
Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (Advanced
Undergraduate and Graduate Level)
Proseminar in Sociology for Graduate Students

1999 Instructor, Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public
Health
Course Taught:
Health Services Research Methods (Graduate Level) (with Dr. Lewis Kazis)

1993 – 1997 Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University
Courses Taught:
Research Methods Human Behavior (Social Psychology) Social Problems

1996 Instructor, Central Carolina Community College
Course Taught:
Introduction to Sociology

1993 Teaching Mentorship, Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University
Mentor: Dr. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey
Course Taught:
Research Methods

Honors Received
Honors
2012
Chair, Communication and Information Technologies section of the
American Sociological Association

2011
Elected Chair-Elect of the Communication and Information Technologies
section of the American Sociological Association

2011
Elected to the Executive Committee, Southern Sociological Society (3 year
term, 2011-2014)

2010
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, University of Alabama –
Birmingham

2010
Elected Secretary/Treasurer, Sociology of Mental Health Section of the
American Sociological Association

2009
Elected Chair, Publications Committee, Southern Sociological Society

2007
Elected to Council, Communication and Information Technologies section
(CITASA) of the American Sociological Association

2005
Elected Secretary-Treasurer for the Communication and Information
Technologies section (CITASA) of the American Sociological Association

2005
Elected to the Publications Committee of the Southern Sociological Society
(5 year term, 2005-2010)

2004 UMBC Recognition for Graduate Research and Educational Advisor or
Teacher (UR GREAT) Award from the UMBC Graduate Student Association
2003 Harnett Central High School Commencement Speaker, Angier, NC
2001 – 2002 Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) Fellowship
2001 – 2002, 2000 – 2001 UMBC Residential Life Faculty Mentor
2001 Nominated for Sociological Spectrum best article of the year award (1 of 4
articles nominated)
1995 Sociology Graduate Student Dissertation Research Fund Award, NCSU
1992 North Carolina Academy of Science Student Research Award
Honorary Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta: National Sociology Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Delta: National Agricultural Science Honor Society
Sigma Xi: National Research Honor Society

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSION

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
Departmental Committees
2013 – present Health and Technology Search Committee
Social Media/Social Computing Search Committee
TISM PhD Graduate Committee
Dissertation Committees
Committee Chair: Rebecca Gray, 2013 – present
Committee Member: Tim Kuo-Ting Huang
Committee Member: Ruth Shillair
Committee Member: Aimee LaBelle (Nursing)
Thesis Committees
Committee Member: Russell Banks (CSD)
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
College Committee
2014 – present Dean’s Search Committee
College of Communication Arts and Science
2013 – present Trifecta Intellectual Leaders Committee
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
Departmental Committees
2012 Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Committee
2005 – 2011 Graduate Committee
2009 – 2010 Search Committee for New Chair
2009 – 2011 Ad hoc Sociology and Social Work Integration Committee
2010 Department of Sociology and Social Work Chair Search Committee
2005 – 2006 Chair, Search Committee
Dissertation Committees:
Committee Chair: 6 PhD committees (1 is a co-chair)
Committee Member: 3 PhD committees
Thesis Committees:
Committee Chair: 3 MA committees
Committee Member: 2 MA committees
Undergraduate Honors Students:
Brooke Williams (2009 – 2010) – Committee Chair
Sarah Ray (2006 – 2007) – Committee Chair
• Sarah won two awards for this work:
o 2007 Department of Sociology Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
o 2007 School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research
Award
Vicki Winstead (2007 – 2008) – Committee Chair
Nicole Follons (summer 2008) – Mentor for McNair Scholar Summer Research Internship
• Nicole won 3rd prize in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Poster Division for her project

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
University Committees:
Chair, Social Work Search Committee (2013)
Internal Advisory Committee, Center for the Study of Community Health, School of Public
Health (2012 – 2013)
UAB Research Capacity Building Committee (2009 – 2013)
UAB SBS Committee for Promotion to Associate Professor (2010 – 2011)
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Diversity Committee (2008 – 2009)
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Tenure and Promotion Committee
(2008 – 2009, 2006 – 2007)
Council on Postdoctoral Education (COPE) (May 2007 – 2011)
SBS 4th Year Review Committee for Faculty in Social Work (Summer 2009)
Chair, IT and Quality of Life Among Older Adults Workshop Steering Committee, June 2006 – May
2007
Co-led a workshop on Grant Writing for the UAB ADVANCE program, January 2008
Roundtable Facilitator for the Accelerating the Advancement of Women, UAB ADVANCE Summer
2008 Symposium, June 3, 2008.
Chair of the Social and Policy Sciences Abstract Review Team for the Center for Aging Annual
Meeting, June-July, 2008.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY
DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
Departmental Committees
2000 – 2005 Recruitment Committee, Graduate Committee
1999 – 2005 Methods and Statistics Committee
Thesis Committees:
Committee Chair: 6 MA committees
Committee Member: 10 MA committees
Departmental Seminar Series Organizer, 2001 – 2005
Organizer and Coordinator for Community Service Activities, 1999 – 2005
One of three UMBC faculty members leading the UMBC International Field Research Program,
August 5-19, 2001, Switzerland
Curriculum Development:
Helped develop a double major in sociology and psychology, Fall 2000
Helped develop a new applied statistical analysis class for the department, 2000

Developed a new Proseminar course for first year MA students, 2003

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
University Committees:
Classroom Committee (2002 – 2005)
Social Science Forum Committee (2002 – 2005)
DRIF Committee (2003 – 2005)
President’s Commission for Women (2004 – 2005)
Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Orientation (2004 – 2005)
Interim General Education Review Committee (2004 – 2005)
Center for Women and Information Technology Internal Board (2004 – 2005)
Computer Mania Day Planning Committee (2003 – 2005)
MIPAR Survey Research Center Search Committee (2004 – 2005)
Residential Life Faculty Mentor for Potomac Residence Hall, 2000-2001, 2001-2002
Ph.D Committees
Member of one Gerontology Ph.D. committee, 2003 – 2005
Member of one Psychology Ph.D. committee, 2005
Member of three Policy Sciences Ph.D. committees, 2001 – 2004
Member of one Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. committee, 2000 – 2002
Comprehensive Exam Committees
Policy Sciences Ph.D. Mental Health Exam Committee, Fall 2001
Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. CyberCulture Exam Committee, Fall 2001, Spring
2003
Policy Sciences Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Committee, Fall 2000, Spring 2003
Chair: Interdisciplinary Studies undergraduate student committee, 2000 – 2002
Co-organized (with Bonnie Wilson, Economics) a Volunteering Opportunities panel for UMBC
students, October 2000
Presented at TLT BrownBag Seminar for UMBC Community: Student Faculty Interaction and
Engagement at UMBC, with Bonnie Wilson (Economics), 2003
Presented at 2003 Pedagogy Using Technology Day, sponsored by USM and UMBC
Faculty Member Judge at the 2003 USM Graduate Research Conference
Panel Member: Technology Resources for Teaching Research; Brown Bag Seminar, November 2000

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Bennett Woods Elementary School
– Room Parent Volunteer (2013 – 2014)
– Family Council (2013 – 2014)
Green Valley Elementary School – Room Parent Volunteer (2011 – 2012)
Kidsmarket and Mom Consignment Sale – Volunteer
• Fall 2012 — approximately 15 hours
• Spring 2012 — approximately 15 hours
• Fall 2011 – approximately 15 hours
• Spring 2011 – approximately 25 hours
• Fall 2010 – approximately 25 hours
• Spring 2010 – approximately 15 hours
• Fall 2009 – approximately 25 hours
• Spring 2009 – approximately 15 hours
Odyssey Early Learning School – Fall Festival Volunteer (Fall 2008)
Westgate Community Association (2000 – 2005)
Board Member (2002 – 2004)
Coordinator of Community Service Activities for Department of Sociology and Anthropology (1999
– 2005) – links department back with the local community surrounding UMBC
Projects involve: Adopting families for the holidays; providing Thanksgiving baskets to the
needy; holding food, clothing, school supplies, and money drives for local outreach
organization (Average of 2 projects per year)

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Advisory Editor (Stress and Health), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, and Behavior,
William Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (Editors), to be published in 2014.
Membership and Positions Held in Professional Societies
American Sociological Association
-Medical Sociology Section
-Mental Health Section
-Secretary-Treasurer (2010-2012)
-Communication and Information Technology Section
-Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair (2011-2014)
-Public Sociology Award Committee (2013-2014)
-Council Member (2007-2009)
-Secretary-Treasurer (2005-2007)
-Program Committee (2003-2004; 2009-2010; 2011-2012)
-Student Paper/Application Award Committee (2010)
-Social Psychology Section
Southern Sociological Society
-Executive Committee (2011-2014)
-Program Committee (2012-2013, 2010-2011)
-Publications Committee (2005-2010)
– Committee Chair (2009-2010)
-Sociological Practice Committee (2011-2014, 2003-2006)
-Local Arrangements Committee (2001-2002)
Society for the Study of Social Problems
-Membership Committee (2001-2003)
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) – South
-Vice President (2003-2005)
Gerontological Society of America
Manuscript and Grant Reviewer
American Sociological Review CyberPsychology & Behavior
Journal of Health and Social Behavior Health
Social Forces Social Science & Medicine
Journal of Marriage and the Family Psychology and Aging
Journal of Family Issues Sociological Inquiry
Journal of Medical Internet Research Canadian Journal of Sociology
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research New Media & Society
(Vancouver, British Columbia) The Information Society
Future Internet American Behavioral Scientist
Computers in Human Behavior
National Institutes of Health
Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) – 2012, 2013
National Science Foundation
– Research on Gender in Science and Engineering
– Advance
– ITEST
– Sociology
– DR K-12
– Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21)
Organizer, Presider, and Discussant Roles for Professional Societies
Symposium Organizer, The Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Recruitment and Retention Issues in
Conducting Technology Interventions with Older Adults, Gerontological Society of America annual
meeting, November 2013, New Orleans, LA.
Session Organizer, Who’s Lonely Now? The Role of ICTs in Social Networks and Relationships,
American Sociological Association annual meeting, August 2013, New York, New York.
Session Organizer, The Future(s) of Information and Communication Technologies Research,
American Sociological Association annual meeting, August 2012, Denver, Colorado.
Co-Session Organizer with RV Rikard for 3 sessions – Health Disparities: Literacy, Information, and
Communication (I, II, and III), Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, March 2012, New
Orleans, LA.
Session Organizer, Digital Technologies, Inequality, and Engagement, Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, April 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.
Session Organizer, Advice From the Field: How to Write Grants and Obtain Funding for Your
Research, Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.
Session Organizer, Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session. (Social
Impacts of Communication and Information Technologies), American Sociological Association
annual meeting, August, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.
Session Organizer, From Cradle to Grave: Technology Usage Across the Lifecourse, Southern
Sociological Society annual meeting, April 2010, Atlanta, GA.
Session Organizer, XO Laptops and Education in the US: Diversifying Participation, Digital Media
and Learning Conference, February 2010, San Diego, CA.
Session Organizer, Advancing Research on Women in Academia, Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, April 2009, New Orleans, LA.
Session Organizer with Timothy Hale, Youth, Technology, and Digital Inequality, Southern
Sociological Society annual meeting, April 2009, New Orleans, LA.
Session Organizer with Timothy Hale, Youth and Technology Usage, Southern Sociological Society
annual meeting, April 2009, New Orleans, LA.
Session Co-Leader, Working with Practitioners, Joint Annual Meeting (JAM), National Science
Foundation, June, 2008.
Session Organizer, Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session. (Social
Impacts of Communication and Information Technologies), American Sociological Association
annual meeting, August, 2007, New York City, New York.
Invited Workshop Organizer (Searching For and Obtaining Academic Positions in Sociology),
American Sociological Association annual meeting
August, 2006, Montreal, Canada
August, 2004, San Francisco, CA
August, 2003, Atlanta, GA
August, 2002, Chicago, IL
Roundtables Organizer, Section on Communication and Information Technologies, American
Sociological Association annual meeting, August, 2006, Montreal, Canada.
Session Organizer, Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session. (Social
Impacts of Communication and Information Technologies: Expanding Conceptualizations of Digital
Divides and Their Implications), American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, 2004,
San Francisco, CA.
Panel Organizer (Expanding the Boundaries: Methodological Issues in Doing Internet Research),
Association of Internet Researchers annual meeting, October, 2003, Toronto, Canada.
Roundtables Organizer for the Sociology of Mental Health Section, American Sociological
Association annual meeting, August, 2003, Atlanta, GA.
Invited Breakout Session Leader on Preparing Students for the Job Market for the ASA Directors of
Graduate Programs Meeting, American Sociological Association annual meeting, August, 2002,
Chicago, IL.
Session Organizer and Presider (The Future of Stress, Coping, and Health Research), Southern
Sociological Society annual meeting, April, 2002, Baltimore, MD.
Workshop Member (Advice for Job Seekers), Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, April,
2002, Baltimore, MD.
Session Organizer (Advice From the Field: New Faculty Discuss What to Expect During The First
Year as an Assistant Professor), Southern Sociological Society annual meetings, April, 2001,
Atlanta, GA.
Presider (Section on Mental Health: Refereed Roundtables: The Social Context and Mental Health),
American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 2000, Washington, D.C.
Session Organizer (Transitions: New Faculty Discuss Job Searches, Life Changes, and Becoming an
Assistant Professor), Southern Sociological Society annual meetings, April, 2000, New Orleans, LA.
Professional Workshop Organizer (Teaching Research Methods in Applied Programs), Eastern
Sociological Society annual meetings, March, 2000, Baltimore, Maryland.
Presider (Section on Mental Health: Refereed Roundtables: Social Psychological Predictors and
Consequences), American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1999, Chicago, IL.
Presider (Special Session: Hostile Classroom Environments: The Tension between Academic
Freedom and Professional Responsibility), American Sociological Association annual meetings,
August, 1998, San Francisco, CA.
Presider and Discussant (Section on Demography: Quality of Life), Southern Sociological Society
annual meetings, April, 1998, Atlanta, GA.
Presider and Discussant (Section on Sociology of the Family, Refereed Roundtables: Marital
Happiness over Time), American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1997, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada.
Presider and Discussant (Section on Interpretive Sociology, Referred Roundtables: Social Interaction
Processes-Theory), American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1996, New York
City, New York.
Session Organizer (Teaching Sociology at the Turn of the Century: Tips for the Trade), Southern
Sociological Society annual meetings, April, 1996, Richmond, Virginia.
Discussant (Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender, Refereed Roundtables: Gendered Medical
Knowledge), American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1995, Washington, D.C.
Roundtable Organizer (Integrating Perspectives on Singles: Bridging Gaps and Forging New
Territory), American Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1995, Washington, D.C.
Roundtable Organizer (Singles in the ’90s: Dating, Mating, Lifestyles, and Social Support), American
Sociological Association annual meetings, August, 1994, Los Angeles, California.
Session Organizer (Singles in the ’90s: Dating, Mating, and Lifestyles), Southern Sociological
Society annual meetings, April, 1994, Raleigh, North Carolina.

STUDENT COMMITTEES
Ph.D. Students
Michigan State University
Rebecca Gray, TISM, 2013 – present, Committee Chair
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Ron Berkowsky, Medical Sociology, 2012 – present, Committee Chair
Vicki Winstead, Medical Sociology, 2011 – present, Committee Chair
LaToya O’Neal, Medical Sociology, 2011 – present, Committee Chair
Phil Gibson, Medical Sociology, 2013 – present, Committee Member
Amanda Warr, Medical Sociology, 2013, Committee Chair
Henna Budhwani, Medical Sociology, 2007 – 2012, Committee Chair
Will Anderson, Medical Sociology, 2007 – 2013, Committee Co-Chair
Tim Hale, Medical Sociology, 2009 – 2011, Committee Chair
Libby Yost, Medical Sociology, 2009 – 2012, Committee Chair
John Porter Lillis, Medical Sociology, 2006 – 2008, Committee Member
Jay Irwin, Medical Sociology, 2007 – 2009, Committee Member
Tara Jones, Medical Sociology, 2006 – 2011, Committee Member
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Stephanie Jones, Public Policy, 2004. A Half Realized Vision: Working Age Nursing Home
Residents with Mental Illness, Committee Member
Kristianna G. Pettibone, Public Policy, 2003. Are State Cancer Screening Reimbursement Mandates
Effective? Evaluating the Relationships Between Cancer Screening Reimbursement Mandates and
the Use of Cancer Screening Services, Committee Member
Bethany Griffin Deeds, Public Policy, 2003. Prevalence and Predictors of Violent and Delinquent
Behavior Among Youth Who Sell Drugs and Use Substances in a National Sample, Committee
Member
Sandra Lopez Rocha, Language, Literacy, and Culture, 2002. The Process of Intercultural Adaptation
of a Group of Egyptian Educators in the United States: Issues of Culture Shock and Stages of
Adaptation, Committee Member
Masters Students (thesis)
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Ron Berkowsky, Sociology, 2010 – 2012. Committee Chair
Amanda Warr, Sociology, 2010 – 2013. Committee Chair
Deborah Ejem, Sociology, 2012. Member
Kristi Stringer, Sociology, 2012. Member
Henna Budhwani, Sociology, 2006 – 2007, Gender and Online Prescription Purchasing:
Socialization, Responsibilities, and Internet Usage, Committee Chair
Tim Hale, Sociology, 2006 – 2008. Member
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Julie Vyas, December 2005, An Evaluation of Websites for Prenatal Health Information, Committee
Chair
Brian Ward, May 2005, Importance of Residence Type and Distance from Campus in Alcohol Use
Among College Students, Committee Chair
Jill Feick, December 2004, Does Prenatal Care Content Vary by Race? Using the Pregnancy Risk
Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) to Examine Advice Given by Healthcare Workers During
Prenatal Care, Committee Chair
Shameeka Bowman, December 2004, Interrelationships Among Internet Usage, Mattering, and Well-
Being Among College Students, Committee Chair
Jennifer R. Jones, 2004, Gender Differences in the Depiction of Children in Women’s Home and
Family Magazine Advertisements, Committee Member
August Nemec, 2003, Healthcare Utilization Differences Between Blacks and Non-Blacks Aged
Sixty-Five and Older, Committee Member
Jennifer Alice Nixon, 2003, The Gateway Theory & The Social Progression of Substance Abuse
Theory: An Evolving Examination of Substance Abuse, Committee Member
Mark Terranova, 2003, The Effects of Stress and Internet Use on Social Support Among College
Students, Committee Chair
Mary Ann Brewer, 2002, Relationship Quality of Adult Daughters and Mothers in the Absence of
Caregiving Needs, Committee Member
Lynda Chobchean, 2002, The Effects of Demographic Variables and Social Roles on Women=s
Concern for Health Care Cost, Committee Member
Sen Gu, 2002, Factors Affecting the Utilization of Mental Health Services Among the Elderly Living
in the Community, Committee Member
Heather Hax, 2001, Feminist Self-Identity and Perceptions of Feminism: A Study of African
American Women, Committee Member
Patricia Flanagan, 2001, The Effect of Adolescents’ Awareness of Preferred Gender Roles on Their
Choices Regarding Literature, Committee Member
Jacqueline Stanley, 2001, An Evaluation of the Personal and Family Development Program at the
Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, Committee Member
Patricia Greenberg, 2001, Generating Sampling Frames of Tobacco Retailers for Youth Purchase
Surveys: The Use of a Commercial Database, Committee Chair
Undergraduate Students
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Brooke Williams, 2009 – 2011, Undergraduate Sociology Honor’s Thesis Project
Vicki Winstead, 2007 – 2008, Undergraduate Sociology Honor’s Thesis Project
Nicole Follons, 2008 Summer, UAB McNair Scholar
Sarah Ray, 2006, Undergraduate Sociology Honor’s Thesis Project
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Nicole Urasek, 2001, Capstone Project: How Social Factors Influence Women’s Decision to Abort;
INDS Specialization – Issues in Women’s Health Care, Primary Advisor/Committee Chair

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