Professor, Sociology & Health Science

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Dr. Wagner teaches primarily statistics and research methods courses in the social and behavioral sciences. He has published in national and regional scholarly journals on topics such as urban sociology, sports, homophobia, as well as academic status. His work has also been presented at numerous regional, national, and international scientific and professional conferences.

The fourth edition of Dr. Wagner's "Using SPSS for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics" was published in 2012. For more information on this book, check the bottom of this page.

Prior to arriving at CSU Channel Islands, Dr. Wagner held the position of Director of the Institute for Social & Community Research. During his tenure at ISCR, he served as a principal investigator on approximately $2 million in research grants and contracts.

While living in Chicago he worked as a statistician at SPSS Inc., while completing his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Wagner also holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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Representative Courses Taught

  • SOC 310 Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 303 Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences
  • PSY 303 Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences
  • POLS 303 Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences
  • SOC 309 GLBTQ Studies
  • UNIV 392 International Experience: Culture & Commerce in Taiwan

Social Network Analysis, Public Health, Gay & Lesbian Studies

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