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Welcome from the Director

Kim Lersch

John Skvoretz

Dr. Skvoretz is a former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and is serving as the Interim Director of SPA for the 2016-2017 academic year.  His primary areas of specialization include theoretical methods, group processes and social psychology, and network analysis and modeling. He has published in prestigious sociology journals including American Journal of Sociology, Social Networks, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Theory, Sociological Perspectives, and American Sociological Review. Dr. Skvoretz has secured numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research, including a current grant with Dr. Anda Iamnitchi in Computer Science and Engineering on “Big Data:IA:F:  Structural Anonymization for Large, Labeled, and Dynamic Social Graphs.”