Research and Evaluation Bureau
College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services
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B.A. (1982), Sociology/Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
M.A. (1986), Sociology, University of Houston-University Park, Houston, Texas
Ph.D. (coursework completed; comprehensive examinations in progress) Sociology: Area of Specialization-Medical,
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Sociology of Health and Illness; Public Health, Family and Education
OCCUPATIONAL and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Lead Evaluator (2005-present), Kent State University-College and Graduate School of Education, Health
and Human Services: Research and Evaluation Bureau, Kent, Ohio.
Research Analyst (2003-2005), Summit County Children Services: Division of Organizational Research
and Evaluation, Akron, Ohio.
Project Manager (2003-2004), “Kent Health & Well-Being, 2003”. Principal Co-Investigators: Dr. Susan
Roxburgh and Dr. Scott Olds, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Principal Researcher (2002-2004), “An Overview of Intervention Program Effectiveness: Recidivism
among Safer Solutions Family Violence Program Participants”. Family and Community Services of
Portage County, Kent, Ohio.
Co-Researcher (2001-2003), “HIV Caregivers and Secondary Stigma: Disclosure, Social Support, and
Emotional Well-Being”. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Research Assistant (2001), Dr. Denzil Benson, Kent State University-Department of Sociology, Kent, Ohio.
Research Assistant (2001), Dr. Andrew London, Kent State - University-Department of Sociology, Kent,
Vice-President (1991-2001), Ray Ferguson Interests, Inc./ Ferguson Contractors, Ltd., Houston, Texas.
Data Development Manager/Research Analyst (1987-1991), “High Risk Behavior Among Populations At-
Risk for HIV Infection”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Williams, Affiliated Systems Corporation,
National Institute of Drug Abuse, Community AIDS Prevention Project, Houston, Texas.
Research Analyst (1986-1990), Principal Investigator: Dr. Marilyn Friedman, Baylor College of Medicine-
Department of Psychiatry, Houston, Texas.
Director of Laboratory for Social Science Research (1985-1989), College of Arts and Sciences, University
of Houston-University Park, Houston, Texas.
Principal Researcher (1985-1986), A Sociological Analysis of the Adolescent Unwed Father: Policy
Implications for Social Agencies Catholic Charities, Houston, Texas.
Ferguson, Pamela, Andrew S. London, and Rebecca Brooks. 2002. “HIV Caregivers and Secondary
Stigma: Disclosure, Social Support, and Emotional Well-Being.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, Illinois.
Ferguson, Pamela Brown. 1989. “Hodgkin’s Disease: Adaptations to Stress and Illness.” Presented at the
Annual Meetings of the Southwest Sociological Association, Dallas, Texas.
Ferguson, Pamela Brown. 1986. “A Sociological Analysis of the Adolescent Unwed Father: Policy
Implications for Social Agencies.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southwest Sociological
Association, San Antonio, Texas.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Akron, Department of Public Administration, 2004-2005 Akron, Ohio
Survey Research Design
Teaching Assistant, Dr. Andrew London, Kent State University, 2001-2002 Department of
Sociology, Kent, Ohio
Instructor, University of Housto-University Park, College of Arts and 1985-1990
Sciences, Houston, Texas
Computer Application in Social Science Research
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS
Portage County Children’s Center Board of Trustees
City Board of Health, Kent, Ohio
National Association of Local Boards of Health
Sociologists for Women in Society
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Society for Applied and Clinical Sociology
American Evaluation Association
Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science
Kent State University/Department of Sociology Research Laboratory Committee: Graduate
Kent State University/Department of Sociology Survey Research Committee: Graduate Student
Human Participant Protection Education for Research Teams
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute of Health