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Paul ReckAssistant Professor of Sociology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2009

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7419
  • Email: preck@ramapo.edu
  • Office: G247
  • Office Hours: F 11:30-1:30

Education:

  • B.A., Sociology, Haverford College
  • J.D., City University of New York
  • M.Ed., Secondary Social Studies, Rutgers University
  • M.A., Sociology, Rutgers University
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Rutgers University.

Convening Group:

  • Sociology

Courses Offered:

  • Criminology
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Race Relations
  • Social Issues
  • Introduction to Sociology.

Teaching Interest:

  • I am interested in the social construction of race, class, and gender, and how such constructions contribute to structural inequality, particularly within the context of the criminal justice system.
  • I seek to stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and promote their critical thinking with respect to sociological phenomena.

Recent Publication:

  • “An Investigation of How Patrol Officers’ Perceptions of Racial Groups Are Shaped by the Local Contexts in which They Are Embedded.” Graduate Forum on Race and Ethnicity. New Brunswick, NJ., March, 2008.

Work in Progress:

  • “Determining Who’s Salvageable: Officers’ Proactive Mentoring Efforts with Youths.”

Other Interests:

  • Physical fitness
  • Tutoring and conducting recreational programs in an elementary school afterschool program
  • Constructing seasonal art displays
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