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					                                     Kennon J. Rice

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Albright College
Reading, PA 19612
Phone: (610) 921-7881
Fax: (610) 921-7883



General Education

1998-2003 Ph.D. Program at North Carolina State University. Ph.D. completed in April of 2003
          with declared specialty areas in criminology and inequality. Dissertation is titled
          “An Ecological Analysis of Burglary, Auto Theft, and Robbery Using Hierarchical
          Linear Methodology: An Investigation of a Strategy for Theoretical Integration.”
          The dissertation examines the criminogenic effects of characteristics of face blocks,
          and census block groups for the city of Raleigh NC. It has theoretical foundations in
          an integration of social disorganization theory and routine activity theory.

1996-1998 North Carolina State University Masters Degree program in sociology. Graduated
          with M.S. in sociology. Thesis “Socio-Ecological Associations of Automotive Theft:
          An Integrated Model of Routine Activity and Social Disorganization Approaches.”

1993-1996 Westminster College, New Wilmington PA. Graduated B.A. with honors. Major in
          sociology and minor in history. GPA in Major 4.0; GPA Overall 3.98.

1992-1993 Grove City College, Grove City, PA.


Teaching Experience

Spring 2002   Taught Sociology 111 “Introduction to Sociology” at Elon University, Elon,
              North Carolina.

Fall 2001     Taught Sociology 306 “Criminology,” North Carolina State University.

Spring 2001   Taught four one credit-hour Research Methods Labs, North Carolina State
              University.

              Assisted in the teaching of Sociology 300 “Research Methods” with Dr. Ron
              Wimberley, North Carolina State University.




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              Team-taught Sociology 300 “Research Methods” with Dr. Randall Thompson as
              part of a one-year appointment to the “Preparing the Professorate” program, North
              Carolina State University. (See Teaching Portfolio for more details).

Fall 2000     Taught Sociology 203 “Social Problems,” North Carolina State University.

              Selected as one of ten graduate students University-wide to participate in a one-
              year “Preparing the Professorate” program (PTP) and completed an “observation
              semester” with Dr. Randall Thompson, focusing on issues of course preparation
              and teaching style for Sociology 300 “Research Methods” course. (See Teaching
              Portfolio for more details).

              Awarded participation in national “Preparing Future Faculty” program (PFF) in
              which mentored with Dr. Angela Lewellyn-Jones at Elon University to experience
              teaching at a small, teaching-oriented university. (See Teaching Portfolio for
              more details.)

              Sole graduate student representative for the Dept. of Sociology in the North
              Carolina State University “Hewlett Campus Challenge” initiative to integrate
              principles of the scholarship of teaching into departmental curricular design (de
              facto subcommittee of the curriculum committee). (See Teaching Portfolio for
              more details.)

Summer 2000 Taught two sections of Sociology 306 “Criminology,” North Carolina State
            University.

Spring 2000   Selected as a Hewlett Fellow and began the Hewlett Continuation two-year
              training experience. (See Teaching Portfolio for more details.)

              Completed an elective course on the teaching of university level sociology
              courses.

Spring 1998   Teaching Assistantship for Sociology 306 “Criminology” and Sociology 428
              “Formal Institutions of Social Control,” North Carolina State University.

              Participated in departmental teaching mentorship program with Dr. Rodney
              Engen, Dept. of Sociology, North Carolina State University.

Fall 1997     Teaching Assistantship with Dr. Maxine Atkinson for Sociology 204 “Sociology
              of the Family,” North Carolina State University.

Spring 1997   Teaching Assistantship with Dr. Kay Troost for Sociology 204 “Sociology of the
              Family,” North Carolina State University.




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Research Experience

Fall 2002 to Summer 2003
As a co-principle investigator with the North Carolina Center for Crime and Justice Research, I
have received a $50,000 grant from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to conduct an
analysis of law-enforcement arbitrary profiling decisions. This work will be completed by June
of 2003, but will provide very rich data free for my use in future research.

July 1998 to July 2000
Research Assistant working on grant earned by Dr. Robert Moxley, Dept. of Sociology, North
Carolina State University. Research included collection of data, data analysis using SAS,
literature reviews, and document writing. Subject matter was the International Diffusion of
Technology, and the proliferation of rural substance abuse problems and accessibility of
treatment options. Related publication expected.

Summer 1999
Collected interview data of public housing residents under National Institute of Justice grant held
by Denise Bissler and Dr. William Smith, Dept. of Sociology, North Carolina State University.
In home structured interviews pertained to quality of life, social networks, and fear of crime.

Summer 1997
Privately funded research assistant for Dr. Kay Troost, Dept. of Sociology, North Carolina State
University. Research related to the completion of an undergraduate family policy textbook.

January 1995
Unpaid research assistantship with Dr. Leon Warshay, Dept. of Sociology, Wayne State
University. Tasks completed include literature review on race relations of whites who resist
white flight and live as minorities, history of the academic evolution of the “twenty-questions”
identity instrument, research involving the comparative meaning of holidays to recent U.S.
immigrants versus long term U.S. residents, compilation of a bibliography for an undergraduate
textbook. I also initiated a participant observation analysis of low income-housing in a federally
funded enterprise zone in downtown Detroit.


Publications

Rice, Kennon, and William R. Smith. (2002) “Socio-Ecological Models of Automotive Theft:
       Integrating Routine Activity and Social Disorganization Theory.” Journal of Research in
       Crime and Delinquency. 39(3), 304-336.

Rice, Kennon. (1998) “Socio-Ecological Associations of Automotive Theft: An Integrated
       Model of Routine Activity and Social Disorganization Approaches.” Master’s thesis,
       North Carolina State University Press, Raleigh, NC.




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Rice, Kennon. (1996) “A Case Study of the Implementation of Total Quality Management in a
       Non-Profit Service Organization.” Westminster University Press, New Wilmington, PA.
       This undergraduate honor’s thesis involved original qualitative data collection to
       examine the potential difficulties of a management transformation within a regional
       human-service non-profit organization to Total Quality Management. Multiple in-depth
       interviews were conducted in this two-year study.

Rice, Kennon, Elizabeth Strugatz, and Randall J. Thomson. (Under Review) “Teaching
       Strategies for developing a Sociological Imagination: Methods and Evaluation.”
       (This paper is under review at the journal “Teaching Sociology.” A copy of the draft can
       be found in my Teaching Portfolio).

Smith, William, and Kennon Rice. (In preparation) “A Multi-Level Integration of Social
       Disorganization and Routine Activity Theory: an Examination of Robbery.”
       A multilevel socio-ecological article based on the paper presented at the 1999 American
       Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Rice, Kennon. (In preparation) “Integrating Routine Activity and Social Disorganization Theory:
       Multi-Level Models of Auto Theft.”
        A multilevel socio-ecological article similar to Smith and Rice (in prep), but using auto
       theft as the dependent variable and solo-authored.

Rice, Kennon, and Richard Della Fave. (In preparation) “The Contextualized Structuration of
       Crime: A Structurationist Social Disorganization Theory.”
       This is a theoretical article based on the 2001 American Sociological Association Annual
       Meeting presentation which resituates the unit theory of social disorganization within a
       structurationist meta-theory so as to eliminate contradictions in the theory while
       maintaining the simultaneous influences of social learning, control, and strain.


Presentations

Rice, Kennon. (2002) “Exciting Opportunities in Teaching Oriented Institutions.”
       Panel participant at the2002 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
       with Mike Keen (Indiana University—South Bend) and Angela Llewelyn Jones (Elon
       College).

Rice, Kennon. (2001) “Meta-Theoretical Resolutions for the Contradictions of Shaw and
       McKay’s Social Disorganization Theory.”
       Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.

Rice, Kennon, Elizabeth L. Strugatz, and Randall J. Thomson. (2001) “Teaching the
       Sociological Imagination: Methods and Evaluation.”
       Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Southern Sociological Society Meeting.



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Moxley, Robert L., Kennon Rice, and Jenny Snead. (2001) “Obtaining Data from Private
      Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: Failures, Successes, and Findings.”
      Presentation at the 2001 Rural Sociological Society Annual meeting.

Moxley, Robert, and Kennon Rice, Jenny Snead. (2001) “Bias in Traditional Methods of
      Obtaining Data From Private Treatment Facilities.”
      Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Southern Sociological Society Meeting.

Moxley, Robert L., and Kennon Rice. (2000) “Client Characteristics and Commuting for
      Treatment: Private Substance Abuse Facilities in Eastern North Carolina Counties.”
      Paper presented at 2000 Annual Southern Sociological Society Meeting.

Rice, Kennon, and Richard Della Fave. (2000) “Finding an Appropriate Meta-Theory for Social
       Disorganization Theory: A Structurationist Approach.”
       Paper presented at the 2000 American Sociological Association Meeting.

Smith, William, Kennon Rice, Sharon Frazee, and Elizabeth Davison. (1999) “Integrating
       Routine Activity and Social Disorganization Theory: Multi-Level Models of Street
       Robbery.”
       Paper presented at the 1999 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Rice, Kennon, and William Smith. (1998) “An Examination of Socio-Ecological Causes of
       Automotive Theft: An Integrated Model of Routine Activities and Social Disorganization
       Approaches.”
       Paper presented at the 1998 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Gray, David H., Gardner, Susan. Gardner, D. Osman, John Radinsky, and Kennon Rice. (1996)
       “Three Simultaneous Construct Validations: Authoritarianism, Equality, and
       Machiavellianism.”
       Paper presented at the 19th annual International Society of Political Psychology
       Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Paper included original data collection, SPSS
       analysis, identification of the three constructs, and their subsequent use in predicting
       outcomes of tasks.


Other Conference Activities

2003, April. Attended Second Annual Seminar: Teaching About Inequality, Raleigh, NC.

2002, May. Attended First Annual Seminar: Teaching About Inequality, Raleigh, NC.

2001 American Society of Criminology. Chaired session on testing criminological theory,
      Atlanta, GA.




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2001 Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Chaired session on service learning.
      Atlanta, GA.

2000 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Moderated a round table on
      Criminological Theory. Washington D.C.

1999, March 26-28. Participated in and assisted in the operations of “Converging Terrains:
       Gender, Environment, Technology and the Body.” 22nd Annual Conference of the
       Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. Raleigh, NC.

1999, March 13-14. Attended the Fourth Annual Winter Meeting of the Methodology Section of
       the American Sociological Association. Durham, NC.

1998, October 30-November 1. Attended the “Social Networks and Social Capital: An
       International Conference.” Duke University, Durham, NC.


Honors and Professional Service

Spring 2003. Performed a publisher’s review of David M. Newman’s general introduction to
sociology text Sociology: Exploring the Architexture of Everday Life, 4th edition and its
accompanying reader. My remunerated review was used in formulating changes for the release
of the 5th edition.

Spring 2003. Received the North Carolina State University Preparing Future Faculty Scholar
Certification. This newly established certification recognizes graduate students as having
achieved the highest level of teacher training available through having completed the PFF
program, conducting independent research, preparing a teaching portfolio, completing the
departmental course on teacher training, and obtaining excellent teaching evaluations.

Spring 2002. Was selected by faculty, graduate peers and undergraduate students for
distinguished teaching as a graduate student. Nominated for and granted award for “Outstanding
Teaching” by the College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.

Spring 2000 to Spring 2002. Was one of three graduate students selected from the College of
Humanities Arts and Social Sciences to served as a Hewlett Fellow. This was a two year
appointment to a program funded by the Hewlett Foundation to increase faculty awareness and
practice of inquiry based instruction, and instructional methods which emphasize active learning.

Fall 2000 to Spring 2002. Appointed the graduate student representative for the department of
Sociology in the North Carolina State University “Hewlett Campus Challenge” initiative - an
administrative initiative to redesign the curriculum so as to reflect principles of the scholarship of
teaching.




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Fall 2001. Selected in a competitive application process for participation in the Preparing Future
Faculty program as a mentee. This program is designed to insure that graduate training prepares
students to be effective teachers and faculty members at various types of institutions. It is funded
by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and
the Council of Graduate Schools.

Fall 2000 to Spring 2001. Selected with Dr. Randall Thomson as one of ten graduate student-
mentor pairs in a University-wide “Preparing the Professorate” initiative. Served one semester in
an observation capacity of Dr. Thomas’ methodology course and team taught a second semester
of this course with him in which I was responsible for approximately one-half of the classes and
accompanying labs.

Spring 2000. Offered department’s nomination for the college’s graduate student teaching award
(ineligible due to insufficient number of semesters taught).

Summer 2000. Served on the Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

1998. Inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta (The Honor Society of Agriculture).

1997. Inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society).

1996. Served as Westminster College student representative on new faculty hiring committee.

1993-1994. Elected to serve as treasurer of S.A.V.E. (Student environmental action
           organization).

1996. Inducted to Mortar Board (National Service Honorary).

1996. Nominated for National Dean’s List.

1996. Selected for Pi Sigma Pi (Westminster Academic Achievement Honorary).

1996. Inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

1993-1994. Elected to serve as president of the student Sociology Interest Group.

1995. Nominated to Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honorary).

1995. Selected for Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honorary).

1993-1994. Elected sophomore class Student Government Senator.




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Professional Organizations

American Sociological Association
American Society of Criminology
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Southern Sociological Society
Sociology Graduate Student Association- North Carolina State University.




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References

Willaim R. Smith, (Associate Professor)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC. 27695-8107
Office Phone: (919) 515-9018
Email:wsmith@server.sasw.ncsu.edu


Randall J. Thomson (Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Program)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8101
Raleigh, NC. 27695-8101
Office Phone: (919) 515-3425
Email:Randy_Thomson@ncsu.edu


Richard Della Fave (Full Professor)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC. 27695-8107
Office Phone: (919) 515-9004
Email:rick@server.sasw.ncsu.edu (not a preferred form of communication)




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