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Apkarian, Jacob

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  University of California, Riverside  Sociology  2015 
    BS  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Physics  2005 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College, CUNY  Assistant Professor  Sociology  2016 - present 
    Virginia Tech  Assistant Professor  Sociology  2015 - 2016 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    TransTech Systems, Inc.  Design Engineer  2005 - 2007 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      Apkarian, Jacob and Robert A. Hanneman. 2016. Statistical Analysis of Social Networks: An Online Open Access Textbook. Jamaica, NY: CUNY, York College. (http://web.york.cuny.edu/~japkarian/).

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Savage, S., Apkarian, J., & Park, H. (forthcoming). "How Exchange Forms and Patterns Affect Perceptions of Predictability, Fairness, and Group Identification." Advances in Group Processes. 39 : 51-74.

        Herbert, W. A., & Apkarian, J. 2019. "You’ve Been with the Professors: An Examination of Higher Education Work Stoppage Data, Past and Present." Employee Rights and Employment Policy. 23(2) : 249-277.

        Apkarian, J. 2018. "Opposition to Shareholder Value: Bond Rating Agencies and Conflicting Logics in Corporate Finance." Socio-Economic Review. 16(1) : 85-112 [Awarded the 2019 Best Paper Prize by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics].

        Torres, J., & Apkarian, J. 2018. "Banishment: A Test of Specific Deterrence in Public Housing." Criminology and Public Policy. 17(4) : 911-937.

        Torres, J., Apkarian, J., & Hawdon, J. 2016. "Banishment in Public Housing: Testing an Evolution of Broken Windows." Social Sciences. 5(4) : 61.

        Apkarian, J., Bowler, S., Hanneman, R., & Martin, B. 2015. "Donor Motivations in the California State Legislature: A Social Network Analysis of Campaign Contributions." Connections. 35(1) : 36-51.

        Nieri, T., Apkarian, J., Kulis, S., & Marsiglia, F. F. 2015. "Effects of a Youth Substance Use Prevention Program on Stealing, Fighting, and Weapon Use." Journal of Primary Prevention. 36(1) : 41-49.

        Apkarian, J., Mulligan, K., Rotondi, M. B., & Brint, S. 2014. "Who Governs? Academic decision-making in U.S. four-year colleges and universities, 2000-2012." Tertiary Education and Management. 20(2) : 151-164.

        Apkarian, J., Fletcher, J. B., Chase-Dunn, C., & Hanneman, R. A. 2013. "Hierarchy in Mixed Relation Networks: Warfare Advantage and Resource Distribution in Simulated World-Systems." Journal of Social Structure. 14(1) : 1-17.

        Fletcher, J. B., Apkarian, J., Roberts, A., Lawrence, K., Chase-Dunn, C., & Hanneman, R. A. 2011. "War Games: Simulating Collins’ Theory of Battle Victory." Cliodynamics: the Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History. 2(2) : 252-275.

        Fletcher, J. B., Apkarian, J., Hanneman, R. A., Inoue, H., Lawrence, K., & Chase-Dunn, C. 2011. "Demographic Regulators in Small- Scale World-Systems." Structure and Dynamics. 5(1) : 1-31.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings

          Herbert, W. A. & Apkarian, J. 2017. "Everything Passes, Everything Changes: Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Higher Education." Perspectives on Work. 21(1) : 30-35.

          Malofeeva, E., Milligan, K., Avery, D., Hanneman, R., Apkarian, J., & Ruvalcaba, M. 2011. "Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Prevention: Social Network Analysis Policy Brief." . Award ID: 68538 and 69281.

    3. Chapters in Books:

      Apkarian, J. 2020. "Decision Making." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Vol. 1, edited by M.E. David and M.J. Amey. UK : SAGE Publications Ltd.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs

      Herbert, W. A., Apkarian, J., & van der Naald, J. 2020. "2020 Supplementary Directory of New Bargaining Agents and Contracts in Institutions of Higher Education, 2013-2019." . National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions : Hunter College.

      Torres, J., & Apkarian, J. 2018. "Policy Evaluation of NRHA’s Trespass/Ban Policy." . Technical report for the Chief of Police and Assistant Chiefs of Police in the Norfolk Police Department: (Norfolk, VA).

    5. Book Reviews:

      "The Logic of Social Science" by James Mahoney (forthcoming) in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology: .

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Determinants in Higher Education Representation Election Results, 2012-2020" 2022: Labor and Employment Relations Association.

    "Evaluating the Validity of Conflicting Logics of Governance in Corporate Finance" 2021: American Sociological Association.

    "Academic Labor Union Density Growth (2013-2019) in Perspective" 2021: Labor and Working-Class History Association.

    "Growth in Union Density Among Academic Labor, 2012-2019" 2020: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.

    "Governing Board Networks and Institutional Trends in Higher Education" 2019: American Sociological Association.

    "Patterns of Exchange, Justice Evaluations, and Group Identification across Two Forms of Exchange" 2019: American Sociological Association.

    "Shifting Logics of Legitimacy and an Emerging Paradox in the Corporate Bond Rating Industry" 2019: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

    "Similarity Coefficients for Sets of Dichotomous Variables Exhibiting Shuffling Dependence" 2019: Eastern Sociological Society.

    "Bond Ratings as Evidence for Competing Institutional Logics in Corporate Finance" 2017: American Sociological Association.

    "Opacity vs. Objectivity: Tension in the Increasingly Scrutinized Corporate Credit Rating Industry" 2017: Eastern Sociological Society.

    "The Legitimacy Paradox in Corporate Credit Rating" 2016: Southern Sociological Society.

    "Banishment in Public Housing: Deterrence and Displacement" 2016: American Society of Criminology.

    "Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations and the Promotion of Institutional Myths" 2014: American Sociological Association.

    "Who Governs? Dual and Managerial Control in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities" 2013: American Sociological Association.

    "Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Agencies as Agents of Institutional Isomorphism" 2013: American Sociological Association.

    "Political Conditions for Successful Military Coups 1940-1984: A Boolean Classification Analysis" 2012: American Sociological Association.

    "The Rationality behind Network Emergence" 2011: American Sociological Association.

    "Simulating Dynamic Rationality and the Emergence of Network Structures" 2011: Pacific Sociological Association.

    "The Dynamics of Synchronization in World Systems: A Formal Model" 2010: American Sociological Association.

    "Complex Dynamics of a System of Simple Settlements" 2010: Pacific Sociological Association.

    "The Human Demographic Regulator" 2009: American Sociological Association.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Apkarian, J. "A Dynamic Model of Professional Legitimacy: Linking Intra-Logic Plurality and Jurisdictional Threats in the Corporate Credit Rating Industry." Organization Science. : .

    4. Research in progress:

      Apkarian, J. "Rational Risk Models or Institutional Myths? Testing the Logic of Debt Investment in the Corporate Credit Rating Industry." . : .

      Apkarian, J. "An Answer to Shuffling Dependence: Similarity Coefficients for Sets of Rank-ordered Dichotomous Variables and Non-mutually Exclusive Ordinal Survey Items." . : .

      Herbert, William A., Apkarian J., van der Naald, J.. "Determinants of Successful Union Certification in Higher Education, 2012-2020." To be presented at the Annual Conference of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. : .

      Herbert, William A., Apkarian J., van der Naald, J.. "2022 Directory of U.S. Faculty Contracts and Bargaining Agents in Institutions of Higher Education." . : .

      Herbert, William A., Apkarian J., van der Naald, J.. "The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education." . : .

  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2019 Best Paper Prize: 2019.

    York College Recognition Award for Outstanding Scholarship: 2019.

    CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program Recipient: 2018.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY Research Grant, "An Examination of Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education". 2022: $5994.

    PSC-CUNY Research Grant, "Governance Board Networks in Postsecondary Education". 2017: $5956.

    Virginia Tech: Niles Research Award, "The Impact of Boards on Institutional Trends in Higher Education". 2016: $4000, Declined by recipient.

    National Science Foundation, "Statistical Rating Organizations and Institutional Isomorphism" (SES- 1408572). 2014: $5569.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member of Ad-hoc Search Committee for Psychology Lecturer: 2021-2022.

      Advisement of between 50-100 Sociology majors: 2016-2022.

      Assessment of Sociology PSLO Quantitative Literacy: 2016-2022.

    2. Service to the School

      Teacher Education Unit Council Advisory Board: 2017-2021.

    3. Service to the College

      Member of the York College Elections Committee: 2021-2022.

      Member of the Faculty Senate: 2018-2022.

      Assisted multiple colleagues in Behavioral Sciences, OT, Nursing and Library with statistical analyses for their research: 2019-2022.

      York Domestic Travel and Study Abroad Committee: 2017-2021.

      General Education Assessment Committee: 2018-2020.

      Served as a judge for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held at York College: 2016-2020.

      Member of Ad-hoc Search Committee for Assoc. Director of Institutional Effectiveness: 2019.

      Contributed to the Prof 101 course offered to new faculty by attending a session and providing information about my experiences at York as well as acting as a resource for questions: 2018.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center

      Guest Lecturer for graduate sociology class titled "Organizations, Markets, and the State": 2020.

    5. Service to the University

      Alternate Delegate to the Delegate Assembly for the CUNY-wide PSC: 2021-2022.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Research Fellow at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education at Hunter College: 2018 - Present.

    Organizer and Moderator for "Faculty Compensation in Public Higher Education" Panel at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining Annual Conference: 2019.

    Organizer and Moderator for "Financialization of Higher Education" Panel at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining Annual Conference: 2018.

    Organizer and Moderator for "Markets and Higher Education" Panel at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining Annual Conference: 2017.

    Ad Hoc Reviewer: Socio-Economic Review, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Political Research Quarterly, Research in Higher Education, Social Forces, Social Currents, Tertiary Education and Management, Structure and Dynamics, Ekonomika: 2009 - Present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC 220  Social Research Methods I 
      SOC 321  Social Research Methods II 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Criminal Justice, Developed a new interdisciplinary minor to be housed in the department of Behavioral Sciences.

      SOC 254 Criminology, Developed a new course for the Sociology Program.

      SOC 349 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (Juvenile Justice), Developed a new course for the Sociology Program.