CURRICULUM VITAE
Augustine J. Kposowa
May, 2000

Department of Sociology
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA. 92521
FAX: 909.787.3330
Office: 909.787.5444
Email: Augustine.Kposowa@ucr.edu
Internet Site: http://wizard.ucr.edu/~akposowa


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. August, 1990
                           Specialization: Demography & Public Health

M.A. Sociology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. August, 1986. Minor: Philosophy.

B.A. Philosophy, Saint Paul's College, Magna Cum Laude, Liberia. June, 1977 ; Minor: Theol.



PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Research Interests:

Racial and ethnic differentials in morbidity & mortality.
Social factors and morbidity and mortality
Inequality, Race and crime; homicide victimization.
Immigration and political economy.
Ethnic nationalism and political instability in Africa.
Applications of structural equation (LISREL) models.
Applications of survival analysis.
Categorical data analysis.

Teaching Interests:

Research Methods/statistics/Demography
Racial and Ethnic Differentiation.
Criminology and Deviance.
Social Epidemiology/Medical Sociology.
Social Problems; Political Economy; immigration.



SCHOLARSHIP

Refereed Publications:

Book

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1998. The Impact of Immigration on the United States Economy: Lanham, MD: University Press of  America.

Book Chapters

Kevin D. Breault & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1999. Social integration and marital status: a multivariate individual level study of 30,157 suicides, in W.S.F. Pickering & Geoffrey Walford (eds.), Durkheim's Suicide: A Century of Research and Theory. London and New York: Routledge.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 2000. Suicide and suicide trends in the United states. Encyclopedia of Deviant Behavior. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis

Augustine J. Kposowa. 2000. Social Disadvantage and Homicide Victimization in the United States, in Robert N. Parker (Ed). Race and Crime in the United States. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press (forthcoming)

Scientific Papers

Augustine J. Kposowa. 2000. Marital Status and Suicide in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 54, 254-261

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1999. Suicide Mortality in the US: Differentials by Industrial and Occupational Groups. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 36, 645-652

Kevin F. McBeill & Augustine Kposowa (1999) Perceived importance of services for persons with AIDS: recipient, family, caregiver, and public differences. Psychological Reports, 85,463-470.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1998. The effect of occupation and industry on homicide victimization in the United States. Homicide Studies, 3, 47-77.

Augustine J. Kposowa & Pamela Preston. 1998. Linking racism to birth weight disparities in the United States. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 16, 181-224.

Augustine J. Kposowa & Michele Adams. 1998. Automobile crash fatalities in the United States: the effects of race and marital status. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 6,69-91

Augustine J. Kposowa & K.D. Breault. 1998. Seasonal variations and homicide in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 13,590-604

Kevin F. McNeil, Beth M. Rienzi & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1998 Families and parenting: a comparison of lesbian and heterosexual mothers, Psychological Reports, 82,59-62.

K.D. Breault & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1997. The effect of marital status on adult female homicides in the United States. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 13,217-230.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1998. The impact of race and education on divorce in the United States. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 29,529-548.

Gopal K. Singh & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1996. Occupation- specific earnings attainment of Asian Indians and Whites in the United States: gender and nativity differentials across class strata. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 4, 137- 175.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1995. The impact of immigration on unemployment and earnings among racial minorities in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 18, 605-628

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1995. Immigrants and economic dependence: Approaches to Presenting Logistic regression results. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 3,65-83.

Augustine J. Kposowa, & Gopal K. Singh. 1994. The effect of marriage on male and female in Homicides in the United States. Sociological Focus, 27,30-47.

Augustine J. Kposowa, K.D. Breault, & Gopal K. Singh. 1995. White male suicide in the United States: a multivariate individual level analysis, Social Forces, 74, 315-323.

Augustine J. Kposowa, K.D. Breault, & Beatrice M. Harrison. 1995. Reassessing the structural covariates of violent and property crimes in the United States: a county level analysis, British Journal of Sociology, 46,79-105.

Augustine J. Kposowa, Gopal K. Singh, & K.D. Breault. 1994 The effects of marital status and social isolation on adult male homicides in the United States: evidence from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 10,277-289

Steven Stack, Ira Wasserman, & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1994. The effects of religion and feminism on suicide ideology: an analysis of national survey data. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 33,110-121

Leon C. Wilson & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1994. Paternal involvement with children: evidence from Guyana. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 24,23-42

Gopal K. Singh & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1994. A comparative analysis of infant mortality in major Ohio cities: significance of socio-biological factors. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 2,77-94

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1993. The impact of immigration on native earnings, 1940 to 1980. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 1,1,1-25

Augustine J. Kposowa & J. Craig Jenkins. 1993. The structural sources of military coups in post- colonial Africa, 1957-1984. American Journal of Sociology, 99,126-163

Augustine J. Kposowa & Kevin D. Breault. 1993. Reassessing the structural covariates of U.S. homicide rates: a county level study. Sociological Focus, 26,27-46

J. Craig Jenkins & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1992. The Political sources of military coups in sub-Saharan Africa. International Studies Quarterly, 36,271-292

J. Craig Jenkins & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1990. Explaining military coups d'Etat: Black Africa, 1957-1984. American Sociological Review, 55,861-875

K.D. Breault, & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1987. Explaining divorce in the United States: a study of 3,111 counties, 1980. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49,549-558

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1987. The effects of opportunities and cultural differences on interregional migration in Sierra Leone. African Urban Quarterly, 2,378-396

Non-Refereed Publications:

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1989. "Libraries and Librarians." Comments of Library User Education, The Ohio State University Libraries Newsletter 21:3

Leon C. Wilson, Claudette Smith & Augustine J. Kposowa. 1994. Problems and Controversy: Single Sex Schools in Detroit. Center for Urban Studies Monograph Series, Wayne State University

Leon C. Wilson, Augustine J. Kposowa, & Anthony McDuffie. 1993. Family Factors, Social Integration, Recidivism and Rehabilitation. A Policy Initiative Prepared for the Detroit Transition of Prisoner Program.

Work Under Review:

Augustine J. Kposowa. 2000. The Effects of Substance Use on Infant mortality in the United States.(Under review at Sociological Focus).

Augustine J. Kposowa. 2000. Suicide and Unemployment: A cohort analysis of social factors and suicide in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study (Under Review at Psychological Medicine).



Papers Read at Professional Meetings:

Augustine J. Kposowa & Zwelakhe Tshandu. 1988. "Suicide and Divorce in the United States: A LISREL Approach." Paper Presented at the Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 14-17, 1988.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1988. "Sustenance Organization and Human Migration: Evidence from a Developing Country."

Paper Presented at the Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 14-17, 1988.

Augustine J. Kposowa & Sherri R. Clark. 1990. "Socio-Demographic Determinants of Health in the United States." Paper Presented at the Joint Meetings of the Southern Sociological Association and the North Central Sociological, Louisville, Kentucky, March, 1990.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1993. "The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in the United States". Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Toledo, Ohio, April 15-18.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1993. "Birth Weight in the United States: A LISREL Analysis". Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Toledo, Ohio, April 15-18.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1993. "Immigration and Unemployment in the United States." Paper Presented at the Meetings of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Montreal, Canada, September.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1996. "The Impact of Race on Infant Mortality in the United States." Paper Presented at the Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, Washington, March.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1998. "The Relative Performance of African Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA., August 21-26.

Augustine J. Kposowa & Pedro Payne. 1998. "Religiosity and Suicide: Analysis of National Survey." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 21-26.



Papers Read at Colloquia/Invited Seminars/Invited Papers:

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1991. "Ethnic Antagonisms and Political Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa." Paper Presented to a Brown Bag Seminar on Peace and Conflict. Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, March 3.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1992. "The Political Sources of Military Interventions in Post Colonial Africa." Paper Presented to the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March 17.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1992. "The Structural Sources of Political Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa". Paper Presented to the Department of Sociology, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York. June 25th.

Leon C. Wilson, Augustine J. Kposowa & Claudette Smith. 1993. "Public Response to All-Male Academies in Detroit." Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Sociological Association, Detroit, Michigan, October 30th.

Augustine J. Kposowa. 1994. "Marriage as Buffer in Homicide Victimization". Paper Presented to the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, January.



Work in Progress:

Divorced Men and Suicide: An Update

Augustine J. Kposowa. Mortality and Immigration Status in the United States: Differentials by Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status.

Augustine J. Kposowa. Risk Factors for Suicide: Differentials by Sex and Method of Death.

Augustine J. Kposowa. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mortality: the Role of Social Factors.

Augustine J. Kposowa & Adalberto Aguirre. Coming to America: Immigration and its Consequences.(Book).

Augustine J. Kposowa. African immigration: the color line and labor market outcomes in the United States.

Augustine J. Kposowa. The Black Population of the United States: Demographic, Epidemiologic, and Social Aspects.

Augustine J. Kposowa. "African Nationalism and Political Instability."

Augustine J. Kposowa. Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL: An Introductory Guide.(Book).



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Sociology Department , University of California, Riverside, CA. Fall, 1995 to present.

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. Fall 1992 to Spring, 1995.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. Fall 1990 to Winter, 1992.

Research Assistant, Sociology Department, The Ohio State University, 1988 to 1990.

Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department, The Ohio State University, 1986 to 1988.

Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Cincinnati. Summer, 1984.



Funded Research:

"Socioeconomic Risk Factors for Prostatic Carcinoma in the United States: Deciphering the Effects of Minority Status". 1993-94 Minority Faculty Research Award. $9,510. Funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Wayne State University. 1994.

"The Impact of Immigration on Minority Unemployment and Earnings". 1990-91 Minority Faculty Research Award. $8,500. Funded by Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Wayne State University. 1991.

"Long-Term Care, Social Networks and Native American Aging". Funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Augustine J. Kposowa, Co-Investigator, Methodologist and Statistician. (With the Institute of Gerontology). Budget: $500,000. 1993.

"Keeping Families Together During and After Incarceration: Significance of Social Support and Other Factors" Funded by Prison Fellowship Ministries, Washington, D.C., $6250. 1993. Co-PI with Leon C. Wilson.

"Global Study of Ethnicity and Ethnic Patterns." Funded by the Center for Socio-Legal Studies. The Ohio State University. Principal Investigator: Professor Saad Z. Nagi. Research Associate: Augustine J. Kposowa. Responsible for methodology and data analysis. 1989.

"Ethnic Competition, Ethnic Conflict and Political Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa." Funded by the Mershon Center, The Ohio State University. Principal Investigator: Professor J. Craig Jenkins. Research Associate: Augustine J. Kposowa. Responsible for data collection, methodology, and statistical analysis. 1988.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate:

AIDS and Society
Introductory Sociology
Social Problems
Methods in Sociological Analysis
Sociological Aspects of Deviance
Sociology of Poverty
Urban Society
Criminology
Data Processing
Statistical Analysis
Racism in Western Society
Social Class and Inequality
Black Americans
Methods in Sociological Inquiry
Immigration and Society
Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Graduate:

Seminar in Covariance Structure Models
Advanced Approaches in Social Research
Racial and Ethnic Differentiation
Research Perspectives: Quantitative Methods
Multi-equation and Measurement Models



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Ad hoc Reviewer:

American Sociological Review
American Journal of Sociology
African Urban Quarterly
Applied Behavioral Science Review
International Migration Review
Social Forces
Applied Business Demography
Sociological Perspectives
Social Science Quarterly

Editorial Board Member:

Applied Behavioral Science Review (1993-present)

Discussant:

Session on Applied Sociology. At the Annual Meetings of North Central Sociological Association. Fort Wayne, Indiana. April 26, 1992.



Organizer and Presider:

Session on The Demography of Health and Aging. At the Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association and the Southern Sociological Association. Louisville, Kentucky, March, 1990.

Session on Teaching Contemporary Sociology. At the Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association. Akron, Ohio, April 1989.

Session on Biomedical and Socioeconomic Determinants of Morbidity and Mortality. At the Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association. Toledo, Ohio. April, 1993.

Session on Ethnic Nationalism and its Consequences Around the World. At the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association. Columbus, Ohio, April, 1994.



Membership in Professional Organizations:

American Public Health Association
American Sociological Association
American Society of Criminology
American Statistical Association
Pacific Sociological Association
Population Association of America


Workshops/Seminars/Conferences Attended:

1999. National Conference on Health Statistics. Invited Conference Organized by the National Center for Health Statistics. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, August 2-4.

1996. Pacific Sociological Association. Conference held at the Hyatt Regency, Seattle, Washington.

1996. Survival/Event History Analysis. Workshop Organized by the Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. July 25th to 29th.

1994. NCHS Data Users Conference. Organized by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD. July 20th to 22nd.

1994. American Society of Criminology. Conference held at the Hyatt Regency, Miai, FL. November 8-13.

1993. Analysis of Survival/Follow-up Data. Workshop organized by the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July 26-30.

1992. Seminar on Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) in Discrete Multivariate Analysis. Organized by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (Winter)

1991. LISREL Models and their Applications. Seminar organized by the Quantitative Summer Series at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1989. Population Association of America. Annual Conference held at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD. April.



Departmental Committees Served:

Methods Committee, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 1995 to present

Statistics Committee, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 1995-present

Undergraduate Affairs Committee, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, Chair, 1998 to present

Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 1998

Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Sociology,

University of California, Riverside, 1997-present.

Methods/Statistics Committee, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 1990 to Present (Chair, 1991-1995).

Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 1990 to 1992.

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 1991 to 1992; 1994 to Present.

Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 1993.



University Committees Served:

Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity, University of California, Riverside, 1997-present

University Graduate Professional Fellowships Committee, The Graduate School, Wayne State University, 1993 to 1994.

The Graduate Council, Wayne State University, 1994 to 1995



College/Other Departmental Committees Served:

Social Sciences Data and Computer Laboratory Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Wayne State University, 1993 to 1994

Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts, Wayne State University. September 1994.



Other Service:

Invited Guest on the Program: Detroit Black Journal, "Skin Tone and Stratification in the African American Community: Implications of Changing the Present Racial Categories" Public Television Station WTVS Channel 56, Detroit, MI October 24, 1994.

"The Impact of the Y2K Millennium Problem on Society". Speech delivered at a forum on the Y2K Problem at Riverside Community College, 9th January, 1999.

Invited Guest on the program: The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel Discussed Recent Findings (published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health) on the Impact of Divorce on Suicide in Men. March 16, 2000. CBS Television.

Keynote Speaker, Malcolm X and His Legacy. Sponsored by African Student Programs, the Center for the Study of Ideas, and the Sociology Department.  May 17th 2000, Watkins Auditorium, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521



Personal Interests

Organ and Classical Music: playing and listening, especially Gounod, Bach, Handel, Mozart & Palestrina

Traveling: different sites, mainly Africa and Europe

Boxing: watching and participating (for entertainment)

Meeting: exotics