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Department of Psychology, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Dr. David Newcomb

Associate Professor
Preparatory Hall, Room 304
918-343-7544
dnewcomb@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology (Sociological Theory, Social Psychology)
    Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1993
    Dissertation: The Sociology of Wholeness: Emile Durkheim and Carl Jung.
  • M.S., Sociology (Human Ecology, Urban Sociology, Historical Sociology)
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1989
    Thesis: Land-use Patterns in Richmond, Virginia: 1880, 1910, 1940
  • B.S., Sociology and Anthropology
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1982

Professional Experience

  • 2000-Present, Associate Professor of Sociology
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    • Responsibilities include planning and teaching sociology and social and behavioral science classes. Serve on several university and departmental committees. Advise and counsel students. Developed and taught an online class as well as a distant learning class. Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology, Social Ethics, General Anthropology, Drug Abuse, Marriage and Family, Social Systems and Problems, Internship I and II, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology, Capstone Experience, Research Methods I and II, Current Topics in Sociology-The Sociology of Carl Jung, War and Society.

  • 1999-2000, Associate Professor of Sociology & Psychology
    New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM
    • Responsible for planning, scheduling, and teaching all sociology and psychology, served on college committees, met frequently with students for advising and counseling. Taught: Introduction to Sociology, Marriage & Family, Independent Study, General Psychology.

  • 1997-1999, Assistant Professor of Sociology
    University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK
    • As a one-person department, I was responsible for scheduling and planning all sociology classes, advising and recruiting students, and the accompanying administrative duties. Being a small college, I also taught philosophy and history, classes. I designed and taught an interactive television class as well. Courses taught: Logic & Critical Thinking, Individual In Contemporary Society, General Sociology, The Sociology of Carl Jung, Social Problems, Social Theory, American Civilization I and II, Social Psychology, Urban Sociology, Methods of Social Research, Sociology of Myth, Collective Behavior.

Service Activities

  • Faculty sponsor for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
  • Board member of Rogers County Drug Abuse Program served on the Mayes County Drug Court (2005-present, inactive)
  • Received basic training in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation Training, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, August 2002)
  • Received training to conduct Oklahoma Marriage Initiative workshops (June, 2002)
  • Served as a judge for local  Veterans of Foreign Wars "What Price is Freedom?" junior high school essay contest (January 2002)
  • Designed and planned a national survey for the Kiowa Nation to support a grant application to preserve the Kiowa language (Spring 1999)
  • Completed an analysis of the frequency and types of criminal cases prosecuted in Grady County, Oklahoma for 1996 and 1997 (November 1997-January 1998)
  • Completed a survey of jail inmate needs for the Grady County Sheriff's Department in Oklahoma (March 1998)
  • Member of the Grady County (Oklahoma) Community Sentencing Planning Counsel(1997-1999); served on Target Population Sub-committee(1998), served on Abuse Services Sub-committee(1998), served on Education/Literacy Sub-Committee(1998 and  1999)
  • Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society
  • President of the Sociology Graduate Students Organization, Texas A & M University

Administrative Service

  • serving as a member of the University Curriculum Committee  (Fall 2008-present)
  • served as a member of the Faculty Awards Committee, School of Liberal Arts (Spring 2009)
  • served as chair of the Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice Tenure Committee (Spring 2009)
  • served as a member of the University Student Retention Committee (2006-2008)
  • served as a member of the Faculty Awards Committee, School of Liberal Arts (Spring 2007)
  • served as a member of the University Faculty Awards Committee (Spring 2007)
  • served as a member of the University Library Committee (Fall 2002-Spring 2003)
  • served as a member of the Criminal Justice Search Committee (Spring 2002)
  • served as a member of the University Library Committee (Fall 2001-Spring 2002)
  • served as a member of  the Bachelor of Science in Social Science Degree Review Task Force (Summer 2001)
  • served as a member of  the Psychology/Sociology Position Search Committee (Spring 2001)
  • served as chair of Sociology/Criminal Justice/ADAC Position Search Committee (Spring 2001)
  • served as  a member of  the Department Assessment Committee (Fall 2000-Spring 2001)
  • served as a member of the University Assessment Committee (Fall 2000-Spring 2001)
  • served as a member of  the Internship/Placement Committee (Fall 2000-Spring 2001)
  • served as a member of the Faculty Senate, New Mexico Military Institute (Spring 2000)
  • served as chairperson of the College Curriculum Committee, New Mexico Military Institute
  • served on the Academic Program and Curriculum Committee, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • served on the Assessment Committee, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Fall 1997 to the present)
  • served on the Committee of Two (to bring recognized experts in various fields to campus) at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Spring 1998 to the present)
  • served as Sponsor for the Students With Children Club, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • served as Sponsor for the Sociology Club, University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma
  • served on the Superior Teaching Award Committee, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Fall 1997 to Spring 1998)
  • served on the Political Science Search Committee, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Spring 1998)

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma Sociological Association
  • Mid-South Sociological Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Served as co-coordinator for the poster presentation session of Oklahoma Sociological Association (October 2008)
  • Attended “Healing Our Veterans Conference” in Wichita, Kansas, presented by the Native American Wellness Association (November 2007)
  • Aerved as president of the Oklahoma Sociological Association (November 1, 2002-November 1, 2003)
  • Vice president of the Oklahoma Sociological Association (November 1, 2001-November 1, 2002)
  • Consistently high scores from student evaluations for the last twenty one consecutive years
  • Poster presentation titled "The Social Construction of Individual Consciousness" at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson, Arizona (April 2002)
  • Co-chaired a round table discussion on "Apparitions As Collective Representations" at the Oklahoma Sociological Association Meeting in Edmond, Oklahoma (October 2001)
  • Received Superior Teaching Award for 1999, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
  • Led a round table discussion on "Post-Modern Society" at the Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting in Lafayette, Louisiana (October 1998)
  • Attended three day training program on "Public Protection", sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections in Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 1998)
  • Attended three day training program titled "Oklahoma Church Arson Conference", sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice in Norman, Oklahoma (May 1998)
  • Presented a paper titled "Ghosts As Archetype" at the Popular Culture Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida (April 1998)
  • Served as a reviewer for the publication Sociological Practice, 1998
  • Served as a reviewer for the publication, Sociological Spectrum, 1998
  • Headed round table discussion on Modern American Society at the Oklahoma Sociological Association Meeting in Langston, Oklahoma (November 1997)
  • Participated as a panel member at the Southwestern Sociological Association Meeting in Mobile, Alabama (October 1995), discussing teaching in prisons
  • Book review for "The International Journal For the Psychology of Religion" (1994) book title:  Vampires, Werewolves & Demons:  Twentieth Century Reports In the Psychiatric Literature author:  Richard Noll, M.D.
  • Participated as discussant at the Southwestern Sociological Association Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (March 1994), discussing Post-Modernism
  • Reviewed a chapter of a revised "introduction to sociology" textbook (Human Experience  by Johnson), May 1993
  • Presentation of a paper at the 71st Meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association, Social Psychology Section, in New Orleans, March 1993 paper title:  "A Divergent Path:  Emile Durkheim and Carl Jung"
  • Presentation of a paper at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Sociological Practice Association, Sociological Approaches to Therapy Section, in Denver, June 1993 paper title:  "Society as Patient:  Emile Durkheim and Carl Jung"