Robert M. Carini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Dr. Carini is an associate professor of sociology, and his research examines the sociologies of leisure, sport, and education.  He is collaborating on several projects that theorize how individuals are socialized into different leisure activities, and how they are, in turn, socialized by their participation.  He has begun to explore the various meanings that individuals, small groups, and societies ascribe to holidays, and what these meanings suggest for the future of various holidays.  Dr. Carini was co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2007 Outstanding Publication Award (Section on Aging and the Life Course) for “Advancing Age, Advantaged Youth: Parental Age and the Transmission of Resources to Youths.”  His articles have appeared in Social Forces, Harvard Educational Review, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Phi Delta Kappan, Research in Higher EducationThe Journal of Higher Education, and Anthrozoös.  Finally, he teaches undergraduate methods and statistics courses, sociology of leisure, as well as our graduate-level survey methods and multivariate statistics courses.

Research Areas
Sociology of Leisure/Sport
Sociology of Education
Statistics and Research Methods

Teaching Areas
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 Introduction to Social Statistics

SOC 425 Sociology of Leisure 
SOC 609 Statistics I
SOC 622 Survey Research and Design
SOC 715 Statistics III