Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1976)
social networks; individual and collective decision-making; evaluation research
Dr. Feld served as Assistant to Full Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1975-1991. He then served as Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University from 1991 until 2004, and joined the faculty at Purdue University in 2004. He has published over sixty articles, including twelve published in the most prestigious journals in the fields of Sociology and Political Science. His ongoing research interests involve 1) causes and consequences of patterns in social networks, 2) processes of individual and collective decision making, and 3) applications of sociology, most recently including innovations in marriage and divorce laws (covenant marriage). He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on social networks, research methods, and statistics.