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:

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

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

        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., & 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:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs

      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:
  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

    "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.

    "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.

    "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:

      Apkarian, J. "Shifting Logics of Legitimacy and an Emerging Paradox in the Corporate Credit Rating Industry." . : .

      Apkarian, J. "Similarity Coefficients for Sets of Dichotomous Variables Exhibiting Shuffling Dependence." . : .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Apkarian, J., Park, H., & Savage, S. "Patterns of Exchange, Justice Evaluations, and Group Identification across Two Forms of Exchange." Social Psychology Quarterly. : .

      Apkarian, J. "Decision Making." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. : .

    4. Research in progress:

      Apkarian, J. "Governance Board Networks in Postsecondary Education." . : .

  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    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

      Advisement of about 100 Sociology majors: 2016-2019.

      Assessment of PSLO Quantitative Literacy: 2016-2019.

    2. Service to the School

      Teacher Education Unit Council Advisory Board: 2017-2019.

    3. Service to the College

      Served as a judge for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held at York College: 2016-2018.

      York Domestic Travel and Study Abroad Committee: 2017-2019.

      General Education Assessment Committee: 2018-2019.

      Member of the Faculty Senate: 2018-2019.

      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
    5. Service to the University
  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: 2019.

    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, 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):

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