Christopher Donoghue

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Christopher Donoghue earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Fordham University. His early research focused on labor instability and inequalities in nursing home care. This work appeared in journals on health policy and aging such as The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, Health Care Management Review and The Journal of Health and Social Policy. His current work focuses on a range of social psychological topics in elementary and middle school education such as peer aggression, coping, deviant behavior, academic motivation and the acquisition of ethnic prejudice. This research is intended for scholarship in his own discipline and to inform best practices in education, school counseling, and school psychology. As a program evaluator and an educational consultant, he has also worked on grant funded projects to assess school climate and implement curricula to reduce teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. In this capacity, he has conducted public forums for parents, workshops for teachers, and presentations for school administrators. Dr. Donoghue teaches many courses in Sociology such as quantitative and qualitative methods, the sociology of aging, and poverty and social welfare policy. In 2012, Dr. Donoghue was elected Representative of the Northeast Region of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honors Society. In 2011, he was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. He is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society and an Associate Member of the National Association of School Psychologists. He also frequently serves as a peer-reviewer for several academic journals.

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