Detailed Information for Larry Williams

Dr. Larry Williams 
Sociology
 » Professor
   

Study Abroad
 » Director
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 106 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4318
Fax: (940) 397-4840
 
 

Contact Information

larry.williams@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

Director of International Education and responsible for creating and oversight of new international (study abroad) initiatives.

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2012 4803  01  Applied Sociology    Dillard College of Business Administration 133

11:00-12:30 T/R

Details Fall 2010 3403  101  social psychology    Prothro-Yeager Hall 100

T/TR 12:30-2:00




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Brigham Young University Ph.D Apr 23 1976 12:00AM 
East Texas State University M.S. Aug 14 1970 12:00AM 
East Texas State University, Brigham Young University B.S., 1968; M.S., 1970-East Texas State University, Ph.D. 1976, Aug 19 1968 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Professor of Sociology  1976-09-01  



Research and Publications

PUBLICATIONS

1996  "College Cheating: Ten Years Later," with G. Diekhoff, B. Francis, R. Clark,  E. LaBeff, and V. Haines.  Research in Higher Education,Vol. 37, 487-502, 1996.

 
1995  "Picking and Choosing:  Mate Selection by Black Students at a White University."  Phylon, The Clark Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture.

1995  "The Impact of Racial Climate on Selected Social Behaviors: Who's Dating and Who's Not" in Racial and Ethnic Families in the U.S.  Garland Publishing Company.

1992  "Family Ties, Parental Discipline, and Delinquency: A Study of Youthful Misbehaviors by Parochial High School Students," with L. Clinton, T. Winfree, Jr., and R. Clark.  Sociological Spectrum, Vol. 12, No. 4, October 1992.

1989  "Returning to Delinquency: Factors Effecting the Survivorship of Juvenile Shoplifters," with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. and Kenneth L. Clinton, Jr. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Vol. 40, No.1, February 1989.

1988  "Trouble in the Schoolhouse: New Views on Student Misbehavior, Victimization and Teacher Perceptions of the Workplace," with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. and Kenneth L. Clinton, Jr. Violence and Victims,  Vol. IV, No. 1, Spring  1988.

1986  "Crisis in the Classroom: Dealing With Youthful Misbehavior In Public and Parochial Schools," with Robert Clark and L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. Social Science Perspectives Journal.

1986  "Understanding Public Support for Punitive Criminal Sanctions: Psychological and Sociological  Views of the 'Outlier Phenomenon'," with  L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. Sociological Spectrum, 6:2, 1986.

1986  "Maintaining Security in a Metropolitan Medical Facility: A Survey," with L. Thomas Winfree. Journal of Security Administration, 9:1, 1986.

1985  "Call Security: The Effects of Fear and Public Image on Staff-Security Contacts in a Public Hospital,"  with L. Thomas Winfree. Journal of Police Science and Administration, June  1985.

1984  "Women, Crimes, and Judicial Dispositions: A Comparative Examination of the Female Offender," with L. Thomas Winfree and Harold E. Theis. Sociological Spectrum, 4:249-273, 1984.

1983  "Male Police Officers' Reaction to Females in Patrol: The Case of a Small Soutwestern City," American Journal of Police, March 1983, with Emily E. LaBeff.

1982  "What's So Funny: A Serious Look at Sex-Role Stereotyping in Comics," with Elizabeth Grauerholz and Robert E. Clark.  Free Inquiry, May  1982

 
1981  "Urban Indian Crime: An Unknown Dilemma,"  Faculty Papers, Midwestern State University

1979  "Antecedents of Self-Reported Arrest for Indian Americans in Seattle," with Bruce Chadwick and Howard M. Bahr. Phylon XL, No. 3, September 1979


PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

2001   Chair and Discussant for “The Role of International Programs.”  Annual meetings of the Southwestern Social Sciences, New Orleans, LA

1999  “Caribbeans on Campus: The New Model Majority?”  Annual meetings of the Southwestern Social Sciences, San Antonio, Texas.

1995  "College Cheating and the Neutralizing Attitude Revisited: Some Things Never Change?," Annual Meetings of the Southwestern Social Sciences, Dallas, Texas, with Emily E. Labeff, Robert E. Clark, George M. Diekhoff, and Billy P. Francis

1995  "The Myth of Cultural Diversity on the College Campus: Public Rhetoric and Private Truths," Annual Meetings of the Southwestern Social Sciences, Dallas, Texas, with Lawrence Clinton and Lisa Wyatt

1993  "Mate Selection by Black Students at a White University," Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Center for Studies of the Family, Provo, Utah

1993  "Black Dating Patterns," Fall Sociological Research Symposium, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

1990  "Blacks on Campus: A Study in Non-violent Victimization," Annual Meetings  of the Western Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, Nevada

1988  "Returning to Delinquency:  Factors Effecting the  Survivorship of Juvenile Shoplifters," Academy of  Criminal Justice Sciences, San Francisco, California, with L . Thomas Winfree, Christine S. Sellers, Patricia M. Duncan, Bariel Kelly and Lawrence Clinton, Jr.

1988  "Family Ties, Parental Discipline, and Delinquency:  A Study of Parochial Students' Misbehavior," Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings, Houston, Texas, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. and Robert E. Clark

1987  "The Boundaries of our Social World and the Introductory Sociology Student," Southwestern Social Science Meetings, Dallas, Texas, with Emily E. LaBeff

 
1986  "Juvenile Delinquency and Religiosity:  A Comparison of Public and Parochial Schools," Southern Sociological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

1985  "Call Security:  The Effects of Fear and Public Image on Staff-Security Contacts in a Public Hospital," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada

1984  "The Sanctioning of Crimes of Violence by a Community's Outliers:  Special Linkages between Authoritarianism, Seriousness Rankings, and Criminal Sanctions," American Society of Criminology, Cincinnati, Ohio, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.      

1983  "Crimes of Violence in Louisiana Public Schools:  A Comparison of Teacher and Student Perceptions," Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings, Houston, Texas, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.

1983  "Security in a Metropolitan Medical Facility:  An Assessment," American Society of Criminology, Denver, Colorado, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.

1983  "Crimes of Violence in Louisiana Public Schools," Southwestern Social Science Meetings, Houston, Texas, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.

1982  "The Nature and Extent of School-Based Violence in Louisiana Public Schools:  A Descriptive Analysis," Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.

1982  "Interpersonal Violence and Educational Goals:  An Analysis of Public Schools in Louisiana," Mid-south Sociological Association Meetings, Jackson, Mississippi, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. and K. Lawrence Clinton

1982  "Interpersonal Violence and Educational Goals:  An Analysis of Public Schools," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.

1981  "Indian Crime in the 1980's," American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

1981  "Funeral Behavior:  A Participant Observation Study," Texas Academy of Science, Austin, Texas

1979  "Native American Crime:  An Unknown Dilemma," Faculty Forum Series, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1979  "Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations," the American Sociological Association, Boston, Massachusetts

 
1979  "On the Teaching of Multicultural Education," Society for the Study of Social Problems," Boston, Massachusetts

1979  "Arrest Rates, Final Disposition, and the Sex of the Offender:  A Longitudinal Study," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio, with L. Thomas Winfree, Jr and Harold E. Theis

1978  "Major Issues in Urban Indian Crime:  Some Critical Insights," the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Dallas, Texas

1978  "What's So Funny:  A Serious Look at Women in Comic Strips," Mid-South Sociological Association Meetings, Jackson, Mississippi, with Robert E. Clark and Elizabeth Grauerholz

1978  "Journey of Faith:  A Case Study of Illegal Aliens," Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, with Robert E. Clark and Joseph Young

1977  "Trends in Urban Indian Crime:  A Longitudinal Assessment of Seattle Indians," Mid-South Sociological Association Meetings, Monroe, Louisiana, with Robert E. Clark

1977  "Selective Justice:  Comparative Arrest and Disposition Rates for Seattle Indians," Fall Sociological Research Symposium, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

1976  "Differential Arrest Rates Among Urban Indians:  A Seattle Case," Mid-South Sociological Association Meetings, Monroe, Louisiana

1976  "Native Americans:  An Unknown Dilemma," Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings, Dallas, Texas, with Bruce Chadwick

1975  "Correlates of Urban Indian Protest," Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Victoria, B.C., with Brian Pitcher

1974  "Initiation of Contact Between Minority Members and Social Service Agencies," Utah Sociological Association Meetings, Provo, Utah

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

2007 - 2008 A new semester program was created in Granada, Spain.  Faculty   development grants were secured that will allow at least one full time faculty
  member to travel to Spain or France to observe MSU students during their
  studies.  Record number of students participated in our London based program.  Record amount of scholarships were awarded for study abroad.

2004 -  “Director of International Education”:  New programs were created in Mexico, France, Spain, and finally London.  In the London project, a new consortium with other universities was created and a host university in London was secured with a summer program that offered numerous classes.  New scholarships for international programs was begun and a faculty development program that has reached across disciplines within this university was established.

2004  Book Review, Social Psychology Text for Prentice Hall

2003  Book Review, Social Psychology Text for Prentice Hall
 
1985  Discussant:  "Issues in Death and Dying,"  Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas

1984  Chair and Discussant:  "Native American Criminality," Southwestern Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas

1982  Discussant:  "On the Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology," East Texas State University, Fall Sociological Research Symposium, Commerce, Texas

1981  Chair and Discussant:  "Sociology of Medicine and Mental Illness," Southwestern Social Science Association, Dallas, Texas

1981  Chair and Discussant:  "Race as a Problematic Concept in Criminal Justice Education," Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1980  Discussant:  "Issues Surrounding School Desegregation in Texas," Fall Sociological Research Symposium, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

1980  Discussant:  "Issues in Death and Dying," Mid-South Sociological Association, Little Rock, Arkansas

1980  Chair:  "Issues Surrounding School Desegregation," Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas

1980  Chair:  "Teaching Social Problems," Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas

1980  Chair and Co-Discussant:  "Minorities and the Law," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1980   Organization of "Teaching Sociology," Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas

1979  Discussant:  "Issues in Human Relations," Fall Sociological Research Symposium, Commerce, Texas

1979  Discussant:  "An Exchange of Ideas About Teaching Social Problems," Fall Sociological Research Symposium, Commerce, Texas

1979  Discussant:  "Human Development:  Childhood and Adolescence," Mid-South Sociological Association, Memphis, Tennessee

1979  Discussant:  "Social Movements," Southwestern Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas
 
1979  Chairman:  "Social Movements:  Focus on Women," Southwestern Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas

1978  Discussant:  "Teaching Race, Ethnic and Minority Groups," Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings, Houston, Texas

1975  Chairman:  "Power Relationships in the Family," Fourth Annual BYU Family Research Conference, Provo, Utah