John Skvoretz, Ph.D., is the Distinguished University Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of South Florida and the Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of the James S. Coleman Distinguished Career Award from the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
His research uses tools of mathematical modeling and analysis to investigate issues in
- group processes and social psychology, such as participation in group discussions and models of dominance structure formation
- network analysis, specifically, population structure effects on intergroup relations and biased net models of social structure.
Skvoretz has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, in such journals as Social Networks, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Theory, Sociological Perspectives, and the American Sociological Review.
He recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
You can visit his university webpage here.
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