Detailed Information for Robert Clark

Dr. Robert E. Clark 
Administration and Institutional Effectiveness
 » Vice President
Office Location
Hardin Administration Bldg 104 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4179
Fax: (940) 397-4896
 
 

Contact Information

robert.clark@mwsu.edu

My Websites




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Montana Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology  
Baylor University Masters of Arts, Sociology  
Baylor University Bachelor of Arts, Sociology  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor and department Chair, Department of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Socia/  1978  1982
 Midwestern State University  Professor and Director, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences  1983  1999
 Midwestern State University  Interim Director, Division of Political Science and Public Administration  1998  1999
 Midwestern State University  Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs  1999  2000
 Midwestern State University  Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management  2000  2001
 Midwestern State University  Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Academic Services  2001  2002
 Midwestern State University  Vice President for Academic Services  2002  2003
 Midwestern State University  Associate Provost  2003  2007
 Midwestern State University  Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness  2007  Present



Research and Publications

 

Publications

 Refereed Journals

“Aspects of Healthy Sexuality Within the BDSM Lifestyle.”  In the INTERNATIONAL  JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, Volume 1, Number 1, June 2008, 79-90.  With B. Stiles and J. Hensley.

“Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating.”  In THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC:            READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY, (2nd Ed.), by Lisa J. McIntyre, McGraw-Hill, August 2001.  With E. LaBeff, G. Diekhoff, and V. Haines.

“Sexuality and Paraplegia: Myths and Misconceptions Among College Students.” FREE INQUIRY IN CREATIVE SOCIOLOGY, June 1999.  With B. Ifcic and E. LaBeff.

“A Class Exercise for Reducing Stereotypes about the Sexuality of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries.” In THE SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION (3rd Ed.), edited by Paula Rust, The American Sociological Association, 1997. With B. Ifcic and E. LaBeff.

"College Cheating: Ten Years Later." RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 1996, Volume 37, 487-502.  With G. Diekhoff, E. LaBeff, L. Williams, B. Francis, and V. Haines.

"Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating."  In READINGS IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOR, edited by Alex Thio, Harper Collins, 1995.  With E. LaBeff, G. Diekhoff and V. Haines.

"Rape Telling: The Delivery of News of Sexual Assault."  FREE INQUIRY IN CREATIVE SOCIOLOGY, Volume 21, Number 1, May 1993.  With E. LaBeff and M. Cadle.

"Family Ties, Parental Discipline, and Delinquency: A Study of Youthful Misbehavior by parochial High School Students."  SOCIOLOGICAL SPECTRUM, Volume 12, Number 4, October 1992.  With L. Clinton, T. Winfree, Jr. and L. Williams.

"Living Together."  Pages 154-162 in TEACHING IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DEPARTMENT, edited by L. A. Furr and W. E. Thompson.  American Sociological Association, 1992.

"Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating."  SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY, Vol. 60, No. 1, 1990.  With E. LaBeff, V. Haines, and G. Diekhoff.

"A Factor Analysis of Variables Related to College Cheating." SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES JOURNAL, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1987.  With V. Haines, G. Diekhoff and E. LaBeff.

"Crisis in the Classroom:  Dealing with Youthful Misbehavior in Public and Parochial Schools."  SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES JOURNAL, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1987.  With L. Williams.

"College Cheating:  Immaturity, Lack of Commitment, and the Neutralizing Attitude."  RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Vol. 25, No. 4, 1986.  With V. Haines, E. LaBeff and G. Diekhoff.

"Ending Intimate Relationships:  Strategies of Breaking Off." SOCIOLOGICAL SPECTRUM, October 1986, Vol. 6, No. 3.  With E. LaBeff.

"Budgeting for the Eighties:  Living Middle Class."  TEACHING SOCIOLOGY, July 1986.  With E. LaBeff.

"Perceptions of Social Control Among College Students:  The Case of Student Cheating."  THE JOURNAL OF FREE INQUIRY IN CREATIVE SOCIOLOGY, May 1986, Vol. 14, No. 1.  With V. Haines, E. LaBeff and Diekhoff.

"On Becoming a Prosecutor:  Observations on the Organizational Socialization of Law Interns."  SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND OCCUPATIONS, May 1984.  With T. Winfree and L. Kielich.

"Death Telling:  Managing the Delivery of Bad News."  THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, 1982, Volume 23 (December).  With E. LaBeff.

"What's So Funny?  A Serious Look at Women in Comic Strips."  THE JOURNAL OF FREE INQUIRY IN CREATIVE SOCIOLOGY, Volume 10, May 1982. With E. Grauerholz and L. Williams.

"Prophecy Fails Again, and Again, and Again: A Case Study of Discon­firmation."  THE JOURNAL OF FREE INQUIRY IN CREATIVE SOCIOLOGY, Volume 9, Number 1, May 1981.  With L. Halford and C. Anderson.

"Reducing Uncertainty and Building Trust:  The Special Case of Auctions."  Chapter 19, in UNCERTAINTY: BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL DIMEN­SIONS, edited by Seymour Fiddle, PRAEGER PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1980. With L. Halford.

"Going, Going, Gone: Some Preliminary Observations on Deals at Auctions."  URBAN LIFE: A JOURNAL OF ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, October 1978.

 Publications (Misc.)

A review of Linda Rouse, Marital and Sexual Lifestyles in the United States:  Attitudes, Behaviors and Relationships in Social Context, (2002).  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Volume 30, Number 3, pp. 219-221, May - June 2004.

"Ethics and Scholastic Commitment Among College Students." FACULTY FORUM PAPERS, Midwestern State University.  December 1992.  With E. LaBeff, G. Diekhoff, and V. Haines.

"Ending Intimate Relationships:  Strategies of Breaking Off." FACULTY FORUM PAPERS, Midwestern State University.  December 1985. With E. LaBeff.

"Death Telling: Managing the Delivery of Bad News."  FACULTY FORUM PAPERS, Midwestern State University.  December 1983.  With E. LaBeff.

"Death Telling: Managing the Delivery of Bad News."  MENSA ALTA ANTHOLOGY: PAPERS FROM HARDIN PROFESSORS AT MSU, edited by J. Hoggard, 1983, with E. LaBeff.

"Teaching Field Involved Students."  FACULTY FORUM PAPERS, Mid­western State University.  December 1981.

A review of Roebuck and Frise, The Rendezvous: A Study of an After‑Hours Club, SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 57:1976, pp. 696‑697.

 Works in Progress

  Clark, Robert, Stiles, Beverly L., Haff, Greg, and Powell, David.  “Gender in a National Sample of Male and Female Collegiate Cyclists.”

 Clark, Robert E., Stiles, Beverly, and Henschel, Sally.  “Technological Change and its Impact on Knowledge and Identities in Alternative Lifestyles.”

 Clark, Robert E. and Stiles, Beverly.  “Oppositional Capital as a Means of Identity Expression.”

 Clark, Robert E., Stiles, Beverly L., LaBeff, Emily E. and Couch, Todd.  “AIDS Telling:  The Delivery of Bad News.”

 Clark, Robert E. and Stiles, Beverly.  “Oppositional Capital as a Means of Identity Expression.”

 Clark, Robert E. and Stiles, Beverly.  “ Sexual Fantasies within the BDSM Lifestyle:  Sadomasochism and Role-Play.”

 Clark, Robert E. and Stiles, Beverly.  “BDSM:  A Subcultural Analysis of Sacrifices and Delights”.

  Presentations

“Sexual Subcultures and the Process of Identity Formation.”  (Interactive Poster Session). Annual Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November, 2007 (With Beverly Stiles and John Hensley).

“Aspects of Healthy Secuality with the BDSM Lifestyle.”  (oral poster session, including power point presentation).  World Association of Sexual Health, Sydney, Australia.  April 2007 (With Beverly Stiles and John Hensley).

 “Managing the Challenges of Keeping FOE Participants Motivated and on Task”.  Presented at the Foundations of Excellence ® in the first College Year, Winter Meeting, February 2007, Addison, Texas.  (With Matthew Park and Sally Henschel).

“Sexual Fantasies within the BDSM Lifestyle:  Sadomasochism and Role-Play.”  Annual Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.  November9 - 12,2006 (With Beverly Stiles and John Hensley).

“BDSM:  A Subcultural Analysis of Sacrifices and Delights.”  Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting, Redondo Beach, CA.  April 2006.  (With Beverly Stiles).

"Sexuality and Paraplegia: Myths and Misconceptions Among College Students."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, November 1995. With B. Ifcic and E. LaBeff.

"College Cheating and the Neutralizing Attitudes Revisited: Some Things Never Change?" Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, March 1995, Dallas, Texas.  With G. Diekhoff, E. LaBeff, B. Francis, and L. Williams.

"Disability and Sexuality: What Students Don’t Know." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, March 1995, Dallas, Texas. With B. Ifcic and E. LaBeff.

"How Do I Make a Woman Have an Orgasm? and 409 Other Questions College Students Ask About Sex."  Presented at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, November 4 - 7, 1993,  Chicago, Illinois.  With E. LaBeff.

"'I've Been Raped:' Telling News of Sexual Assault."  Presented at the Qualitative Research Conference, York University, Glendon College, Toronto, Canada.  With M. Cadle and E. LaBeff, May 13 ‑ 16, 1990.

"Secrecy and Strategies of Concealment in Dangerous Liaisons." Presented at the Qualitative Research Conference, York University, Glendon College, Toronto, Canada.  With T. Chaney and E. LaBeff, May 13 ‑ 16, 1990.

"Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating."  Presented at the meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, Little Rock, Arkansas.  With E. LaBeff, V. Haines and G. Diekhoff, March 1989.

"Family Ties, Parental Discipline, and Delinquency:  A Study of Parochial Students' Misbehavior."  Presented at the meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, Houston, Texas.  With L. Williams, T. Winfree and L. Clinton, March 1988.

"A Factor Analysis of Variables Related to College Cheating." Presented at the meetings of the National Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas.  With V. Haines, G. Diekhoff and E. LaBeff, October 1986.

"Crisis in the Classroom:  Dealing with Youthful Misbehavior in Public and Parochial Schools."  Presented at the meetings of the National Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas.  With L. Williams and T. Winfree, October 1986.

"College Cheating: University Faculty Misperceptions/Reactions." Presented at the meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Associa­tion, San Antonio, Texas.  With V. Haines, E. LaBeff, and G. Diekhoff, March 1986.

"Ending Relationships:  Strategies of Breaking Off."  Faculty Forum presentation, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. With E. LaBeff, 1984.

"Ending Relationships:  Strategies of Breaking Off."  Presented at the meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, Fort Worth, Texas. With E. LaBeff, R. Callis, and T. Rodabough, 1984.

"Uncertainty in Performance Construction:  Physicians and Nurses as Death Tellers."  Presented at the meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Asso­ciation, Houston, Texas.  With E. LaBeff, 1983.

"Measuring the Intensity of Six Instances of Religious Conflict." Presented at the meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Providence, Rhode Island.  With L. Halford and C. Anderson, 1982.

"Well, What About the Family?"  Invited address, Third Annual East Texas Conference for Sociology Teachers, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nachgodoches, Texas, 1982.

"Death Telling:  Managing the Delivery of Bad News."  Invited presentation at Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sponsored by the Behavioral Sciences Association and Phi Theta Kappa, with E. LaBeff, 1982.

"Delivering Bad News."  Presented at the Southwestern Sociologi­cal Association meetings, Dallas, Texas.  With E. LaBeff, P. Colee, Wilson, E. Tinker, and C. Gibbs, 1981.

"Measuring Intensity of Conflict: An Attempt at Operationalization."  Presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Dallas, Texas.  With L. Halford, 1981.

"Teaching Field Involved Students."  Faculty Forum presentation, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.  1980.

"Reducing Uncertainty and Building Trust:  The Special Case of Auctions."  Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  With L. Halford, 1980.

"Premarital Sexual Permissiveness by Age Cohort:  An Investiga­tion in the Sexual Revolution."  Presented at the Southwestern Socio­logical Association meetings, Fort Worth, Texas.  With H. Comby, E. Grooms, and F. Southard, 1979.

"The World of the Tattoo Parlor:  An Ethnography."  Presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Fort Worth, Texas. With N. Becker, 1979.

"Journey of Faith:  A Case Study of Illegal Aliens."  Presented at the Mid South Sociological Association meetings, Jackson, Missis­sippi.  With J. Young and L. Williams, 1978.

"What's So Funny:  A Serious Look at Women In Comic Strips." Pre­sented at the Mid South Sociological Association meetings, Jackson, Mississippi.  With E. Grauerholz and L. Williams, 1978.

"Trends in Urban Indian Crime:  A Longitudinal Assessment of Seattle Indians."  Presented at Mid South Sociological Association meetings, Monroe, Louisiana.  With L. Williams, 1977.

"Selected Justice:  Comparative Arrest and Disposition Rates for Seattle Indians."  Presented at the Fall Research Symposium, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas.  With L. Williams, 1977.

"Auction Going:  Some Preliminary Notions on Deals."  Presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Dallas, Texas, 1974.

"Socioeconomic Status and Disparities in Waiting Time in a Physi­cian's Office."  Presented at the Southwestern Sociological Associa­tion meetings, Dallas, Texas, 1973.

 Research Directed, Undergraduate

"Insight and Hindsight: Perceptions of Female Victims Regarding the Causes of Violence."  Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Austin, Texas, 1992.  Paper prepared and presented by Rachel Jones.  Research directed by R. Clark and E. LaBeff.  Winner of the National Undergraduate Student Paper Competition sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.  Paper published in SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY, Volume 63, Number 3, August 1993.

"Hiring, Training, and Transferring:  Hypothetical Management Decisions and the Older Worker."  Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Austin, Texas, 1992.  Paper prepared and presented by SusAnn Key.  Research directed by R. Clark and E. LaBeff.

"Fear of Crime in a Population at Bay:  The Handicapped," Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, San Antonio, 1991.  Paper prepared and presented by Beverly Ifcic.  Research directed by E. LaBeff and R. Clark.

"The Effects of Affluence and Poverty on Two Groups of Youth: A Partial Replication of the Richmond Youth Survey," Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990.  Paper  prepared and presented by Christy H. Flatt.  Research directed by E. LaBeff and R. Clark.

"The Occupation of Stripping," Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990.  Paper prepared and presented by Ann Abel.  Research directed by R. Clark.

"Rape Telling:  The Delivery of News of Sexual Assault," South­western Sociological Association meetings, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1989.  Paper prepared and presented by Melissa Cadle and winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award and second place winner in the national Alpha Kappa Delta student paper competition.  Research directed by R. Clark and E. LaBeff.

"Secret Identities: The Tension of Concealment," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1989.  Paper prepared and presented by Thomas Chaney.  Research directed by Clark and E. LaBeff.

"College Cheating and Neutralization:  A Paradox," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Houston, Texas, 1985.  Paper prepared and presented by Valerie Haines and winner of the  Undergraduate Student Paper Award.  Research directed by R. Clark and LaBeff.

"Receiving Bad News:  Death Telling Revisited," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Houston, Texas, 1983.  Paper prepared and presented by Paula S. Armstrong (undergraduate), and winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award.  Research directed by R. Clark.

"Uncertainty as a Way of Life:  The Special Case of Wheaties," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, San Antonio, Texas, 1982. Paper prepared and presented by Kathleen Isbell Grima (undergraduate).  Research directed by R. Clark.

"Up Against the Wall, You Coed Mother: Familial Response to Women Returning to College," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, San Antonio, Texas, 1982.  Paper prepared and presented by Cheryl Lynn Atkins (undergraduate).  Research directed by R. Clark.

"Sex and Discrimination: An Ethnography of Women in the Work Force," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Houston, Texas, 1980.  Paper prepared and presented by Lynn Maneely (undergraduate).  Research directed by R. Clark.

"That Old Time Religion: An Ethnography of the Jesus Assembly," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Houston, Texas, 1980. Paper prepared and presented by Robert T. Permar (undergraduate). Research directed by R. Clark.

"For the Kid's Sake: Coping Strategies in Preparing Children for Divorce,"  Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Fort Worth, Texas, 1979.  Paper prepared and presented by Elizabeth Grauerholz (undergraduate) and winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Research directed by R. Clark.

"Community Power: The Reputational and Decisional Approaches Revisited," Southwestern Sociological Association meetings, Dallas, Texas, 1974.  Paper prepared and presented by Ed Lane, Etta Mae Litteken, and Edward Pate (undergraduates) and winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award.  Research directed by R. Clark.