Associate Professor Assistant Dean
Dr. Archer's professional interests include social psychology; the intersections of race, class, and gender; and the construction of social problems.
Education and Training
- PhD, Iowa State University Sociology
- MA, Northern Illinois University Sociology
- BA, Iowa State University Anthropology and Sociology
- Faculty Advisor to Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society
- Appointed member and co-facilitator of the Council for an Integrated Learning Environment (CILE)
- Elected member and chair (2010-12) of the University Life Committee
- Taught Social Problems in the learning community Rhythm and Change (Fall 2010)
- Participated in the 2010 Urban Plunge
- Volunteered to help with advising and academic orientation (Summer 2010, 2011)
- Volunteered to review and nominate books for the First Book Program
- Volunteered at Midnight Breakfast during Final Exam week (Spring 2010)
- Member of the Urban Immersion Initiative Task Force
- Participated in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department's five-year review
- Volunteered to help students on move-in day (Fall 2009)
Diane Pike, Teresa Ciabattari, Melinda Messineo, Renee Monson, Rifat Salam, Theodore Wagenaar, Jeffrey Chin, Susan Ferguson, Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Patrick Archer, Maxine Atkinson, Jeanne Ballantine, Thomas Calhoun, Paula England, Rebecca Erikson, Andrea Hunt, Kathleen Lowney, Suzanne Maurer, Mary Senter, Steven Sweet (2017). The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers and Online Learning. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
Archer, Patrick. 2015. "Towards a Theory of Interest Claims in Constructing Social Problems." Qualitative Sociology Review 11(2): 46-60.Archer, Patrick and Ryan Orr. 2012. "Teaching & Learning Guide for: Class Identification in Review: Past Perspectives and Future Decisions." Sociology Compass 6(1): 97-101.
Archer, Patrick and Ryan Orr. 2011. "Class Identification in Review: Past Perspectives and Future Directions." Sociology Compass 5(1): 104-115.
More About Dr. Archer
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120: Social Problems
SOC 200: Research Methods in Sociology and Criminal Justice
SOC 210: Cultural Anthropology
SOC 220: Self & Society
WI-SOC 301: Sociological Theory
SOC 323: Marriage and the Family
SOC 325: Sex and Gender
SOC 340: Race and Ethnicity
WI-SOC 407: Seminar in Sociology
Member of American Sociological Association
Member of Midwest Sociological Society
Member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Member of Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society
"From Populations to Problems: The Construction of Dependent College Students and their Drinking Problems." Paper to be presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society. Minneapolis, MN. March 2012.
"Paternalism on Campus: The Social Construction of College Drinking Problems." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Las Vegas, NV. August 2011.
"Looking Up, Looking Down: The Importance of Class Status to the Moral and Socioeconomic Evaluations of Ingroup and Outgroup Class Members." Paper presented at the Annual Group Processes Conference. Boston, MA. August 2008.
"Rethinking Class Identities: A Social Identity Perspective." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association. Boston, MA. August 2008.
(With Wendy J. Harrod) "Political Affiliation, Identification, and Bias." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society. St. Louis, MO. March 2008.
"The Influence of Social Class Identity on Attributions for Occupational Mobility." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society. Chicago, IL. March 2007.
"The Relationship between Gender and Perceptions of College Student Drinking Behavior." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society. Kansas City, MO. March 2004.
Patrick Archer, PhD
Sociology and Criminal Justice
McMullen Hall 11
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803