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UlspergerDr. Jason Ulsperger

Professor of Sociology

Behavioral Sciences
Witherspoon Building
407 West Q St
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0464
E-mail: julsperger@atu.edu

Education

BS - University of Central Arkansas
MA - Arkansas State Univ-Main Camp
PHD - Oklahoma State Univ-Main Camp

Recently Taught Courses

CJ 3103 - JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
CJ 4206 - THE LAW IN ACTION
CJ 4994 - SP: AT-RISK YOUTH MENTORING
IPBL 4893 - COL SOL: A TASTE OF OUR HIST
SOC 1003 - INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
SOC 3103 - JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
SOC 4206 - THE LAW IN ACTION
SOC 5183 - SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ulsperger obtained his B.S. from the University of Central Arkansas in 1997 as an H.L. Minton Scholar. He earned his M.A. in Sociology from Arkansas State University in 1999. That same year, he received the Student Award of Excellence from the Southwest Society on Aging. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at Oklahoma State University in 2003 with concentrations in Crime/Deviance, Social Psychology, and Gerontology. While there, he won the O.D. Duncan Award. He holds ATU Faculty of Excellence Awards in both teaching and scholarship. Sociological Spectrum recognized one of his manuscripts as "Article of the Year." In addition to co-authoring Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes (Routledge, 2016) and editing several oral history projects, he is the primary author of over 60 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Dr. Ulsperger has presented his research over 50 times at a variety of regional, national, and international conferences. The International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research awarded one of his co-authored manuscripts on stalking and victimization "Best Paper." He recently finished a term as the President of the Mid-South Sociological Association and is currently a regional representative for Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society. He serves as a faculty sponsor for the AKD - Eta Chapter, which won "Community Service Project of the Year." He is also the sponsor for the ATU Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society. Dr. Ulsperger and his students actively engage with nonprofit and government agencies, with recent projects involving the Arkansas State Supreme Court and Pope County Juvenile Court.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Ulsperger's research revolves around Structural Ritualization Theory. It uses SRT to analyze criminal behavior in a variety of environments, such as corporations and long-term care facilities. Some of his work focuses on ritualized strain and its relation to mass homicide. He is currently using SRT to study organizational deviance as related to technological disasters and survivor grief. He also studies law formation process.

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