Robert M. Carini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Dr. Carini is an associate professor of sociology, and his research examines the sociologies of leisure, sport, family, 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.  In particular, he is considering how gender shapes leisure/sport participation.  He is also interested in the various roles that leisure plays in family life.  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 Education, and The Journal of Higher Education.  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 301 Introduction to Social Statistics

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