Our beloved Professor; Steven Patrick, professor and chair in the Department of Sociology, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, at the age of 52. He had taught at Boise State since 1991. “Steve will be remembered as incredibly hardworking, dedicated to his students and colleagues, jovial beyond compare and generous to a fault,” said sociology professor Martin Orr. “He will be missed.
A memorial service will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Student Union Lookout Room at Boise State UniversityVita: click here
Dr. Patrick received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Riverside in 1991. In graduate school Dr. Patrick specialized in Social Psychology and Formal Organizations and these specializations along with the rigorous training required in Methods and Theory have guided his work since arriving at Boise State University in 1991.
While Dr. Patrick’s first few years at BSU saw a continuation of his graduate work in Organizational Control and Computer Simulation, adaptation to the local environment resulted in changing research directions including a movement into Criminological studies of juvenile diversion programs, drug courts, inequality in juvenile corrections and most centrally a long term study of child sexual abuse. This last area of research is now the main focus of Dr. Patrick’s research with his research associates. Dr. Patrick has not only begun reporting the results of data collected for the State but begun the development, and related testing, of a theory of child sexual abuse combining a number of different theoretical perspectives.
- Soc 210 Introduction to Computer Applications in the Social Sciences
- Soc 310 Introduction to Social Statistics
- Soc 431 Social Psychology SOC/PSYCH
- Soc 487 Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
- Soc 417 Criminology