Shane Soboroff, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Soboroff teaches courses in sociology with a focus on processes of stratification. He conducts research and teaching with a focus on the social psychology of small groups and dynamics of social inequality.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, MA, University of Iowa Sociology
  • BA, University of Iowa Sociology, minor in Religious Studies

When I learn from my students something I had never known before, or to think in a way that is new, I am inspired to continue to grow as a scholar and person. It is very humbling to see how much our students change across their college careers.

Dr. Soboroff, on what inspires him


"Co-presence and Influece: Seeing is Agreeing." Shane Soboroff, Christopher P. Kelley, R.C. Morris, Mark Walker, Kevin Pinkston, Karletta White-Langhorn, and Michael J. Lovaglia. Manuscript in Preparation.

"Social Status and the Effects of Legal Gun Possession on Campus Cohesion." Shane Soboroff, William Lovekamp, and Robert B. Jenkot. Manuscript in Preparation.

"Group Size and the Trust, Cohesion, and Commitment of Group Members." Shane D. Soboroff and Christopher P. Kelley. Manuscript under review.

"Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets and Self-Handicapping Among College Students." Shane Soboroff. Data collection ongoing.

"Effects of Task Group Status Hierarchies on Perceptions of Potential Members." Shane Soboroff and Cassidy Webb. Data Collection ongoing.

Recent Publications

Kelley, C.P., S.D. Soboroff, and M.J. Lovaglia. (2017). The status value of age. Social Science Research, 66: 22-31.

Lovaglia, M J., S.D. Soboroff, C.P. Kelley, C.L. Rogalin, and J.W. Lucas. (2017). The status value of age and gender: Modeling combined effects of diffuse status characteristics. Forthcoming in Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 34.

Lovekamp, W., S.D. Soboroff, and M. Gillespie. (2017). Demonstrating the continuity of research: The design, collection and analysis of student-centered survey data across methods and statistics courses." Teaching Sociology, 45: 65-72.

More About Dr. Soboroff

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
Sex and Gender
Social Psychology
Research Methods
Sociological Theory
Social Problems
Social Organization
Social Psychology of the Workplace

Service and Professional Organizations

Terra-Hawk Leadership Program
American Sociological Association
Midwest Sociological Society
Current Research in Social Psychology, Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Michael Lovaglia, University of Iowa)


Shane Soboroff

McMullen Hall 011
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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