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Shapard Wolf

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Academic Professional Emeritus

Shap Wolf served as the interim director of technology for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from March-September 2014. He oversaw technology integration and support in the college.

Wolf retired as the IT coordinator for the School of Life Sciences in June 2011 and was appointed a professor emeritus. During his seven years in SOLS he worked on a number of projects, most notably the successful implementation of the ASU-Smithsonsian Tropical Research Institute personal telepresence project using Vidyo.

From 1983 to 2004, he was at the Sociology Survey Research Laboratory (SRL), serving as director for the last 17 years. The SRL carried out over 200 funded studies, bringing in more than $3 million in funding. The SRL was one of the first university labs to implement Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing using personal computers, and contributed to early research in the field.

Wolf has been involved with the American Association for Public Opinion Research since he began his career in survey research, serving on Conference Operations for six years, on Council as Publications and Information Chair, and as sponsor of the AAPORnet listserv during its tenure at ASU from 2002-2011.

  • Wolf, Shapard, Nicholls, Willam L. International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC). Encylopedia of Survey Research Methods (2008).
  • Andrew Kirby, Sharon Harlan, Larissa Larsen, Edward Hackett, Bob Bolin, Amy Nelson, Rex Tom, Shapard Wolf. Examining the Significance of Housing Enclaves in the Metropolitan United States of America. Housing, Theory and Society (2006).
  • Christina Risley-Curtiss, Lynn Holley, Shapard Wolf. The Animal-Human Bond and Ethnic Diversity. Social work (2006).
  • Larissa Larsen, Sharon Harlan, Bob Bolin, Edward Hackett, Diane Hope, Andrew Kirby, Amy Nelson, Rex Tom, Shapard Wolf. Bonding and bridging: Understanding the relationship between social capital and civic action. Journal of Planning Education and Research (2004).
  • A Kirby, S Harlan, R Bolin, E Hackett, L Larsen, T Rex, Shapard Wolf. The Phoenix area social survey: Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Contribution No. 2 (2003).
  • Mayo, Judith, Melnick, Rob, Wolf, Shapard, Melnick, Rob, Mayo, Judith, Wolf, Shapard. The Status of Minority Students at Arizona State University: Report on the ASU Minority Student Survey. (1990).
  • Whitam, Frederick, Weitz, Rose, Wolf, Shapard, Weitz, Rose, Wolf, Shapard, Whitam, Frederick. Sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors : a study of gay and bisexual men in Maricopa County : final report. (1989).
  • Richardson, R. C., S. Wolf, L. Kimball. Public Attitudes Toward Postsecondary Education in Arizona, Background Report for the Town Hall. Research Report for the 42nd Town Hall, "Arizona Postsecondary Education in the Eighties" (1983).
Research Activity
  • Gavish, Amnon Curtis, Michael Wolf, Shapard. Video Conferencing in the Cloud. Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting (Nov 2010).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Larsen, Larissa, Hackett, Edward, Wolf, Shapard, Bolin, Robert, Hope, Diane, Kirby, Andrew, Nelson, Amy, Rex, Tom. Neighborhood Attachment in Urban Environments. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2005).
  • Wu, Jianguo, Wolf, Shapard. Sources of salt to municipal wastewater. 29th Annual Conference of the Water Quality Association (Jun 2003).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Bolin, Robert, Hackett, Edward, Hope, Diane, Kirby, Andrew, Larsen, Larissa, Nelson, Amy, Tom, Rex, Wolf, Shapard, Jones, N. Community and environment in a desert metropolis. CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium (Apr 2003).
  • Chang, Chiqui, Wolf, Shapard. The Rational Public and Group Differences: Public Opinion about Government Involvement in Health Care. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Aug 1999).
  • Wolf, Shapard. Trends in university survey research. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (Sep 1997).
  • Wolf, Shapard. Selecting random respondents: most recent birthday v. Kish. National Field Directors Conference (May 1987).
  • Wolf, Shapard, Richardson, Richard. Studying Faculty Behavior: An Activity-Driven Typology. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting (Feb 1986).
  • Committee on Academic Professional Status, Secretary (2010 - 2011)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research, Listserv host (2002 - 2011)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chair, Publications and Information (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Provost's Advisory Committee for Academic Professionals, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • University Hearing Board, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chair, Conference Operations (1999 - 2003)
  • Department of Sociology, Secretary (1995 - 2003)
  • Department of Sociology Building Committee, Chair (1987 - 2003)
  • Georgia Association of Educators, District Director (1977 - 1979)
  • Thomasville Association of Educators, President (1976 - 1977)