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David Schaefer

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SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education:  Ph.D. Sociology, University of Arizona (2006)

Core Scholarly Themes:  Social Network Analysis, Social Psychology

Research Interests:  David Schaefer's research draws upon a network perspective to examine how social relations are patterned and subsequently affect individual opportunities and outcomes. Specifically, he is interested in network dynamics, including the mechanisms underlying the creation and evolution of social networks and how health factors such as obesity, depression, and smoking both contribute to network change and change as a product of network influence processes. Additional research considers how exchange networks contribute to the development of inequality, trust, and solidarity. He uses a combination of observational, experimental, and survey data combined with social network and agent-based models. Dr. Schaefer is the 2012 recipient of the Linton C. Freeman Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the International Network for Social Network Analysis.

Publications
  • Haas, Steven A. and David R. Schaefer. With a Little Help from My Friends? Asymmetrical Social Influence on Adolescent Smoking Initiation and Cessation. Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2014).
  • Schaefer, David R. and Sandra D. Simpkins. Using Social Network Analysis to Clarify the Role of Obesity in Adolescent Friend Selection. American Journal of Public Health (2014).
  • Schaefer, David R., Nancy Rodriguez and Scott H. Decker. The Role of Neighborhood and Family Context in Youth Co-Offending. Criminology (2014).
  • Martin, Carol L., Olga Kornienko, David R. Schaefer, Laura D. Hanish, Richard A. Fabes, and Priscilla Goble. The Role of Sex of Peers and Gender-Typed Activities in Young Children’s Peer Affiliative Networks: A Longitudinal Analysis of Selection and Influence. Child Development (2013).
  • Schaefer, David R., jimi adams, and Steven A. Haas. Social Networks and Smoking: Exploring the Effects of Influence and Smoker Popularity through Simulations. Health Education and Behavior (2013).
  • Simpkins, Sandra D., David R. Schaefer, Chara D. Price and Andrea E. Vest. Adolescent Friendships, Obesity, and Physical Activity: Untangling Selection and Socialization through Longitudinal Social Network Analysis. Journal of Research on Adolescence (2013).
  • Schaefer, David R. Homophily through Non-Reciprocity: Results of an Experiment. Social Forces (2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Youth Co-Offending Networks: An Investigation of Social and Spatial Effects. Social Networks (2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Steven A. Haas, and Nicholas Bishop. A Dynamic Model of US Adolescents’ Smoking and Friendship Networks. American Journal of Public Health (2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Resource Characteristics in Social Exchange Networks: Implications for Positional Advantage. Social Networks (2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. Sandra D. Simpkins, Andrea E. Vest, and Chara D. Price. The Contribution of Extracurricular Activities to Adolescent Friendships: New Insights through Social Network Analysis. Developmental Psychology (2011).
  • Schaefer, David R., Olga Kornienko and Andrew M. Fox. Misery Does not Love Company: Network Selection Mechanisms and Depression Homophily. American Sociological Review (2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. A Configurational Approach to Homophily using Lattice Visualization. Connections (2010).
  • Schaefer, David R. and Olga Kornienko. Comparison Processes in Social Exchange Networks. Advances in Group Processes (2010).
  • Schaefer, David R., John Light, Laura D. Hanish, Carol L. Martin and Richard A. Fabes. Fundamental Principles of Network Formation among Preschool Children. Social Networks (2010).
  • Steven A. Haas, David R. Schaefer, Olga Kornienko. Health and the Structure of Adolescent Social Networks. Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2010).
  • Molm, Linda D., David R. Schaefer, and Jessica L. Collett. Risk, Uncertainty, and Trust in Negotiated and Reciprocal Forms of Exchange. Sociological Theory (2009).
  • Schaefer, David R. Resource Variation and the Development of Cohesion in Exchange Networks. American Sociological Review (2009).
  • Schaefer, David R. and Olga Kornienko. Building Cohesion in Positively Connected Exchange Networks. Social Psychology Quarterly (2009).
  • David Schaefer. Votes, Favors, Toys and Ideas: The Effect of Resource Characteristics on Power in Exchange Networks. Sociological Focus (2007).
  • Linda Molm, David Schaefer, Jessica Collett. The Value of Reciprocity. Social Psychology Quarterly (2007).
  • Linda Molm, Jessica Collett, David Schaefer. Building Solidarity through Generalized Exchange: A Theory of Reciprocity. American Journal of Sociology (2007).
  • Linda Molm, Jessica Collett, David Schaefer. Conflict and Fairness in Social Exchange. Social Forces (2006).
  • David Schaefer, Nancy Rodriguez, Charles Katz, Vincent Webb. Examining the Impact of Individual, Neighbourhood, and Market Factors on Methamphetamine Use: A Tale of Two Cities. Journal of Drug Issues (2005).
  • Theodore Gerber, David Schaefer. Horizontal Stratification of Higher Education in Russia: Trends, Gender Differences, and Labor Market Outcomes. Sociology of Education (2004).
  • Charles Katz, Vincent Webb, David Schaefer. An Assessment of the Impact of Quality-of-Life Policing on Crime and Disorder. Justice Quarterly (2001).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 395Topics in Comparative Culture
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 500Research Methods
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 395Topics in Comparative Culture
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 395Topics in Comparative Culture
ASB 484Internship
SSH 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
GCU 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 100Introduction to Global Health
SSH 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SSH 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 500Research Methods
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SSH 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASB 484Internship
SSH 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Kreager, Derek A., David R. Schaefer, Martin Bouchard, Dana L. Haynie, Sara Wakefield, Jacob Young, and Gary Zajac. Toward a Sociology of Inmate Networks. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2014).
  • Kornienko, Olga, Serena Weren, Gary Hill, Claire Yee, David R. Schaefer and Douglas A. Granger. Contributions of Hormones to the Creation and Maintenance of Ties in Friendship and Conflict Networks. European Social Network Conference (Jun 2014).
  • Haas, Steven A. and David R. Schaefer. With a Little Help from My Friends: Symmetrical Social Influence on Adolescent Smoking Initiation and Cessation. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (May 2014).
  • Schaefer, David R. Exploring Network Effects and Tobacco Use with SIENA. Institute of Medicine. Committee on Assessment of Agent-Based Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regul (Apr 2014).
  • adams, jimi, David R. Schaefer and Andrea E. Vest. Person-Centered Religious Influence and Selection in Adolescent Friendships. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Mar 2014).
  • Schaefer, David R. and jimi adams. Contextual Conditioning of Adolescent Smoking Influence and Selection Processes. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Mar 2014).
  • Vest, Andrea, Sandra D. Simpkins, and David R. Schaefer. Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Functioning: Do At-Risk Youth Benefit?. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2014).
  • Schaefer, David R. Exploring Network Effects and Inequality with SIENA. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2013).
  • Schaefer, David R. Distinguishing Pattern from Process: Equifinality and Network Selection. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (May 2013).
  • Schaefer, David R. Befriending Substance-Using Peers during Adolescence: An Examination using Dynamic Network Models and Simulations. Network Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice (Jan 2013).
  • Schaefer, David R., Nancy Rodriguez, and Scott H. Decker. The Role of Neighborhood and Family Context in Youth Co-Offending. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Where do Bad Influences Come From? Substance Use in Adolescent Social Networks. ASU, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Apr 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R., Sandra D. Simpkins, Chara Price, and Andrea Vest. Adolescent Friendships, Weight, and Activity: Untangling Selection and Influence with Longitudinal Social Network Analysis. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R., Sandra D. Simpkins, Andrea Vest, and Chara Price. The Contribution of Extracurricular Activities to Adolescent Friendships: New Insights through Social Network Analysis. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R., Steven A. Haas, and Nicholas Bishop. Where do Bad Influences Come From? Substance Use in Adolescent Social Networks. Second Advanced SIENA User’s Meeting (Mar 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Where do Bad Influences Come From? Substance Use in Adolescent Social Networks. Ohio State University, Department of Sociology (Feb 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. Misery Does Not Love Company: Testing the Effects of Depression on Friend Selection in Adolescent Social Networks. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Sociology (Jan 2012).
  • Schaefer, David R. A New Perspective on Social Network Homophily with an Application to Adolescent Depression. Harvard University, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (Dec 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. Misery Does Not Love Company: Testing the Effects of Depression on Friend Selection in Adolescent Social Networks. Northeastern University, Center for Complex Network Research (Dec 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. Misery Does Not Love Company: Depression, Network Selection, and Homophily. Ohio State University, Department of Sociology (Oct 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. Misery Does Not Love Company: Depression, Network Selection, and Homophily. Duke University, Department of Sociology (Sep 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R., Steven A. Haas, and Nicholas Bishop. An Examination of Socialization Processes behind Adolescent Smoking Behavior. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R., Steven A. Haas, and Nicholas Bishop. Where do Bad Influences Come From? Cross-Dimensional Selection in Adolescent Social Networks. First Advanced SIENA User’s Meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Steven A. Haas, Schaefer, David R., Olga Kornienko and Nicholas Bishop. Cross-Dimensional Friendship Selection in Adolescent Social Networks: Smoking and Alcohol Use as Pathways to Status. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Apr 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R., Steven A. Haas, Olga Kornienko and Nicholas Bishop. Peer Influence on Smoking Initiation and Cessation among Adolescents. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Mar 2011).
  • Schaefer, David R. New Developments in Mathematical Sociology. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2010).
  • Schaefer, David R. A Network Analysis of the Role of Depression in Adolescent Friendship Selection. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2010).
  • Schaefer, David R., Olga Kornienko and Andrew Fox. A Longitudinal Network Analysis of Depression Influence Processes in Adolescent Friendships. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Jul 2010).
  • Perez-Brena, N., Wheeler, L., Schaefer, D., Updegraff, K., & Letham, K. Family and Friendship Networks and Adolescents' Gender Role Attitudes. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • Delgado, M. Y., Vest, A. E., Simpkins, S. D., & Schaefer, D. Do My Friends Matter? Exploring Friendship Network Structures to Predict Academic Success among Latino Youth. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • David R. Schaefer. Selection Mechanisms in Social Networks. Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems Dynamical Discussion (Mar 2010).
  • Schaefer, David R. Selection Mechanisms behind Social Network Structure. Frontiers in Network Science Lecture Series (Dec 2009).
  • Schaefer, David R. Building Cohesion in Positively Connected Exchange Networks. Group Processes Conference (Aug 2009).
  • Schaefer, David R. Towards a Theory of Network Formation in Groups. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2009).
  • Schaefer, David R. An Investigation of Network Formation. Lab and Field Experiments on Diverse Social Dilemmas Workshop (Jan 2009).
  • Schaefer, David R., John Light, Laura D. Hanish, Carol L. Martin and Richard A. Fabes. Fundamental Principles of Network Formation among Preschool Children. Center for the Study of Institutional Diverstiy (Apr 2008).
  • Schaefer, David R., John Light, Laura D. Hanish, Carol L. Martin and Richard A. Fabes. Fundamental Principles of Network Formation among Preschool Children. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Jan 2008).
  • Schaefer, David. Exchange Resource Variation: Implications for Power and Diversity. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2006).
  • Schaefer, David. The Effects of Resource Variation on Power, Diversity, and Trust in Exchange Networks. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference (Apr 2006).
  • Schaefer, David. A Discussion of Social Network Dynamics.
  • Schaefer, David. An Introduction to Social Networks. Board of Directors Annual Meeting
  • Schaefer, David. Resource Variation and the Development of Cohesion in Exchange Networks. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
  • Schaefer, David. Social Network Dynamics. Dynamical Discussion
  • Schaefer, David, Light, John, Ewbank, Ann. The Structure and Function of Preschool Play Networks. SIENA Workshop
  • Schaefer, David. Resource Variation and Power in Exchange Networks. Sunbelt International Social Networks Conference
  • Schaefer, David. Votes, Favors, Toys and Ideas: A Resource Characterstics Approach to Power in Exchange Networks. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
  • Schaefer, David, Molm, Linda, Collett, Jessica. Conflict and Fairness: Explaining the Effects of the Form of Exchange. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
Service

2016-      Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review

2016-17  Guest Editor, Network Science, Special Issue on Health and Network Coevolution

2015-      Consulting Editor, Journal of Research on Adolescence

2015-18  Council Member, ASA Social Psychology Section

2015-18  Council Member, ASA Mathematical Sociology Section

2015-      Curriculum Coordinator, Institute for Social Science Research, CLAS

2015-16  Graduate Student Affairs Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section

2013-14  Chair, Graduate Student Affairs Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section

2013-14  Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee, SHESC

2013-14  Colloquium Organizer, SHESC

2012-14  Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly

2012-      Editorial Board, Connections

2012-13  Nominations Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section

2012        Organizer of Annual Group Processes Conference (Denver, CO)

2012        Organizer of Advanced SIENA User’s Meeting (Tempe, AZ)

2011-12  Committee on Innovation in Doctoral Training in Sociology, CLAS

2010-11  Graduate Student Affairs Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section

2009-12  Leadership Committee, SSFD

2009-11  Chair, Cluster for the Advancement of Social Network Analysis, CLAS

2008-12  Graduate Studies Committee, SSFD

2008        Coordinator of Group Processes Spring Mini-Conference (Portland, OR)

2007-08  Chair, Social Networks Search Committee, SSFD

2006-08  Undergraduate Studies Committee, SSFD