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Thomas J. Sullivan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Work at Northern Michigan University, specializing in social psychology, research methods, applied sociology, and medical sociology. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from San Francisco State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Sociology: Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World, 8th ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2009), Methods of Social Research (Wadsworth, 2001), and Applied Sociology: Research and Critical Thinking (Allyn & Bacon, 1992); he is the co-author of Applied Social Research: Tool for the Human Services, 9th ed. (Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2014). Sullivan has published articles in Social Science and Medicine and Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. His applied research has focused on evaluation research of social service delivery in elementary schools and of teen pregnancy prevention and intervention services. He has served in various elected and appointed positions for the American Sociological Association, the Society for Applied Sociology, and the Midwest Sociological Society.
1. Approaches to the Study of Social Problems
2. Concentration of Power: and Political Institutions
3. Family-Related Problems
4. Health and Illness
5. Education, Science, and Technology
7. Race and Ethnic Relations
8. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality
9. Age and Social Inequality
10. Crime and Delinquency
11. Alcohol and Other Drugs
12. Prostitution, Pornography,and the Sex Trade
13. Population Growth and Urbanization
14. Environmental Problems
15. Violence, War, and Terrorism