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Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of History
College of Arts and Sciences
Indiana University - Bloomington
Ballantine Hall 744
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
(812) 855-3430 • 855-0781 fax • 855-2569 messages • firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Birth: 13 October l951
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
B.A., Amherst College (Sociology)
1973, Magna Cum Laude
D.Phil., Oxford University (Sociology) 1977
Executive Associate Dean, 1999-2005
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Sociology, 1992-
Associate Professor of Sociology, 1984-1992
Assistant Professor of Sociology, 1977-1983
Other Indiana University Affiliations:
Honors Division, Core Faculty, 1986-1989
Other Institutional Affiliations:
Senior Associate Member, St. Antony's College Oxford University, 1986 (Trinity Term), 1992 (Hilary & Trinity Terms)
Visiting Fellow, Institut für Soziologie, Heidelberg University, January-March 1986
Honors & Awards
Amherst College Memorial Fellowship in Sociology, 1974-75
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Fellowship, 1978
American Council of Learned Societies, Research Fellowship, 1981
West European Studies, Indiana University, Summer Fellowship, 1983
Edwin Sutherland Distinguished Teaching Award, Indiana University, 1984
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship, 1985
Indiana University Faculty Summer Fellowship, 1990
Lilly Endowment Grant 54-329-06: "Origins of Democratic Governance in England," 1992
National Endowment for the Humanities: Travel to Collections Program. Travel grant. 1992
Distinguished Teaching Award for High Demand Courses, Indiana University, 1992
Fellow, Academic Leadership Program, 1992-93, C.I.C. (Committee on Institutional Cooperation)
Indiana University, Office of International Programs. Travel grant, 1994
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1994-95
Indiana University Research Leave Fellowship, 1994-95
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, 1994-95
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1997
Barrington Moore Award for Best Article, Comparative-Historical Section, American Sociological Association, 1997
Lilly Foundation Summer Fellow, 1998
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1999
Social History—Early Modern Britain
Social Theory and History of Ideas
Sociological Analysis of Society -- S100 (large lecture)
Predicting the Future -- E104 (large lecture)
Social Change -- S215 (large lecture)
Social Theory -- S340 (small lecture)
Social Movements and Collective Action -- S419 (seminar)
Sociology of Marx -- S449 (seminar)
Field Experience in Sociology -- S494 (internship)
Honors Seminar -- S499 (seminar)
Sociological Theory -- S540 (graduate seminar)
Sociological Theory: advanced topics -- S640 (graduate seminar)
Sociology of Religion and Ideology -- S618 (graduate seminar)
Social Change -- S647 (graduate seminar)
Workshop in Cultural Sociology:
- Beliefs & Social Structures -- S660 (research seminar)
- Historical Sociology -- S710 (research seminar)
Great Ideas and Human Experience in Western Civilization I: Pre-Socratic Philosophy to the Renaissance -- H101 (honors seminar)
Great Ideas and Human Experience in Western Civilization II: Reformation to the 20th Century -- H102 (honors seminar
Sociological Analysis of Society -- H100 (honors seminar)
Social Change -- H215 (honors seminar)
Administration related to Teaching:
Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology -- 1983-1985
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology -- 1978-1981, 1997-99
Edwin Sutherland Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 1984
Distinguished Teaching Award for High Demand Courses, Indiana University, 1992
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1997
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1999
Internal member of external review team for IUB Honors College, 2001
Chair, President's task force on capacity of Bloomington campus, 2000
President's Informal Advisory Council, 1999-2003
IU- Bloomington RCM Review Committee, 1999-2000
IU- Bloomington Budgetary Affairs Committee, 1994-99, Chair, 1997-99
University Finances and Facilities Committee, Co-Chair 1997-99
IU- Bloomington Faculty Council, 1993-5, 1996-99; Agenda Committee 1998-99; Nominations Committee 1997-98
IU- Bloomington chapter of A.A.U.P., President 1997; Vice-President 1995-96; Executive Committee, 1994-99
College of Arts & Sciences, College Incentive Plan, 1997-98
IU- Bloomington, 1% Tuition Dedication Plan Committee, 1996
Summer Faculty Fellowship Review Committee, 1978-1979, 1995-96, 1996-97
University Faculty Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Mission and Structure of the School of Continuing Studies, 1995-96
Fellow, Academic Leadership Program, 1992-1993; C.I.C. (Committee on Institutional Cooperation)
Selection Committee, Institute for Advanced Studies, Indiana University, 1988-1991
Chair, German Marshall Summer Fellowship Program, Indiana University, 1989
Governing Board, Collins Living-Learning Center, Indiana University, 1989-1994
Chair, Program Assessment Committee, Honors Division, 1987-88
Selection Committee, DAAD, Berlin and Kiel Fellowships, Indiana University, 1984-86, 1989-91
Canterbury Overseas Study Program, Indiana University, 1984-85
Campus Task Force on Restructuring the Honors Division, 1983-1985
Director of Undergraduate Studies, 1978-81, 1997-99
Director of Graduate Studies, 1983-85
Executive Committee, 1981-83, 1987-89
Recruitment Committee, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1995-96
Honors Advisor, 1978-1991, 1992-94
Computer Resources Committee, 1989-1991, 1993-94
Departmental Review--Future Planning Committee, 1983-84
National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship Program Review Panel 1995, 1997-2002, 2003-
Faculty Consultant, early-modern English history book reviews, American Historical Review, 1997-
Secretary-Treasurer, Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association, 1990-1993
Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 1988-1990, 2003-5
Council, Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association, 1984-87
Editorial Board, Studies in Historical Social Change, University of Kansas Press, 1985-1990
Consulting Editor, History of Sociology, 1985-90
Associate Editor, American Sociological Review, 1982-84
Grant/Fellowship Referee for: National Endowment for the Humanities; National Humanities Center; National Science foundation
David Zaret; The Heavenly Contract: Ideology and Organization in Pre-Revolutionary Puritanism; (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1986).
David Zaret; Origins of Democratic Culture: Printing, Petitions the and the Public Sphere in Early-Modern England; (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).
David Zaret; "Sociological Theory and Historical Scholarship," The American Sociologist; 13:2 (1978), pp. 114-121.
David Zaret; Review Essay: The Jewish Intelligentsia and Russian Marxism, by Robert Brym (London: Macmillan, 1978). The International Society for the Sociology of Knowledge Newsletter; 2:2 (1978).
David Zaret; "Ideology and Organization in Puritanism," Archives europeennes de sociologie; 21:1 (1980), pp. 83-115.
David Zaret; "Ethnomethodology and the Jargon of Authenticity," in Gregory Baum (ed.), Sociology and Human Destiny; (N.Y.: Seabury Press, 1980), pp. 149-66.
David Zaret; "From Weber to Parsons and Schutz: the Eclipse of History in Modern Social Theory," American Journal of Sociology; 80:5 (1980), pp. 1180-1201.
David Zaret; "Critiques of Critical Theory." Review Essay: The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas, by Thomas McCarthy; (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1978). Society; March/April (1980), pp. 84-85.
David Zaret "From Political Philosophy to Social Theory," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences; 17:2 (1981), pp. 153-73.
Charles Ragin & "Theory and Method in Comparative Research: David Zaret, Two Strategies," Social Forces; 61:3 (1983), pp. 731-54.
David Zaret; "Statistical Techniques and Sociological Theory," Sociological Theory; 5:2 (1987), pp. 36-40.
David Zaret; "Religion and the Rise of Liberal Democratic Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England," American Sociological Review, 54:2 (1989), pp. 163-79.
David Zaret; "Religion, Science and Printing in the Public Spheres of Seventeenth-Century England." Pp. 212-235 in Craig Calhoun (ed.), Habermas and the Public Sphere; (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992).
David Zaret; "Calvin, Covenant Theology and the Weber Thesis," British Journal of Sociology; 43:3 (1992), pp. 369-391.
David Zaret; "Critical Theory and the Sociology of Culture," Current Perspectives in Social Theory XII (1992), pp. 1-28.
David Zaret; "The Use and Abuse of Textual Data." Pp. 245-272 in Hartmut Lehmann and Guenther Roth (eds.), Weber's Protestant Ethic: Origins, Evidence, Contexts. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
David Zaret; "Weber und die theoretische Entwicklung der Soziologie in der U.S.A." Pp. 333-367 in Gerhard Wagner and Heinz Zipprian (eds.), Max Webers Wissenschaftslehre. Interpretation und Kritik (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1993).
David Zaret; "Historical Sociology and Hypercritical Theory," Newsletter of the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section; 6:3 1994, pp. 1-4.
David Zaret; "Literacy and Printing in the Rise of Democratic Political Culture." Research on Democracy and Society II (1994), pp. 175-211.
David Zaret; "Lynd or Ogburn? Reply to Antonio." Newsletter of the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section;7:1 (1994), p. 3.
David Zaret; "Printing and the Invention of Public Opinion in 17th-Century England." Pp. 180-200 in Wellsprings of Achievement: Cultural and Economic Dynamics in Early-Modern England and Japan, edited by Penelop Gouk (London: Warburg Institute, 1995).
David Zaret "Petitions and the Invention of Public Opinion in The English Revolution." American Journal Of Sociology 101 (May 1996), pp. 1497-1555. (Awarded the Barrington Moore Prize for Best Recent Article, 1997, by Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association).
David Zaret; "Neither Faith nor Commerce: Printing and the Unintended Origins of English Public Opinon." Pp. 210-236 in Real Civil Societies: The Dilemmas of Institutionalization, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander. (London: Sage Publications, 1998.
David Zaret "Religion and Democracy in the English Revolution," in Robert Wuthnow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion; (Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998).
David Zaret; "Tradition, Human Rights, and the English Revolution." Pp. 43-58 in Human Rights and Revolution Traditions, edited by Jeff Wasserstrom, Lynn Hunt, and Marilyn Young; (NY: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
David Zaret ""Petitioning Places and the Credibility of Opinion in the Public Sphere in 17th-Century England." Paper accepted for publication in volume to be edited by conference on politics in pre-industrial Europe, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Network
Book Reviews & Comments
FACING UP TO MODERNITY: EXCURSIONS IN SOCIETY, POLITICS, AND RELIGION, by Peter Berger (N.Y.: Basic BOOKS, 1977). Reviewed in Social Forces 57:2 (1978).
THE RADICAL WILL: RENDOLF BOURNE SELECTED WRITINGS 1911-1918, edited by Olaf Hansen (N.Y.: Horizon, 1978. Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 9:3 (1980).
MAX WEBER'S VISION OF HISTORY: ETHICS AND METHODS, by Guenther Roth and Wolfgang Schluchter (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1979). Reviewed in Social Forces 59:2 (1980).
KARL MARX'S THEORY OF HISTORY: A DEFENSE, by G.A. Cohen (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 10:2 (1981).
KINGS OR PEOPLE: POWER AND THE MANDATE TO RULE, by Reinhard Bendix (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978). Reviewed in Social Forces 59:4 (1981).
COMMUNICATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIETY, by Jürgen Habermas (Boston: Beacon Press, 198). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 87:2 (1981).
ESSAYS ON INTERPRETATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, by Georg Simmel (Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1980). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 10:5 (1981).
THE DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS, by Nicholas Abercrombie, Steven Hill, and Bryan Turner (London: Allen & Unwin, 1980).
MARX AGAINST MARXISM, by Julius Lowenstein (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980). Jointly reviewed in Social Forces 60:4 (1982).
JOHN MILTON AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION, by Andrew Milner (London: Macmillan, 1981). Reviewed in Social Forces 61 (1982).
THE PAST & THE PRESENT, by Lawrence Stone (Boston and London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 11:2 (1982).
THE CONSENSUS-CONFLICT DEBATE: FORM AND CONTENT IN SOCIAL THEORIES, by Thomas Bernard (N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1983). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 14:4 (1985).
VISION AND METHOD IN HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, edited by Theda Skocpol (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984). Reviewed in Sociology and Social Research (1985).
"Reply to Thomas Bernard," Contemporary Sociology 15:1 (1985), pp. 4-5.
PIETY AND POLITICS: RELIGION AND THE RISE OF ABSOLUTISM IN ENGLAND, WURTTEMBERG, AND PRUSSIA, by Mary Fulbrook (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 92:2 (1986).
INTERPRETATION AND SOCIAL CRITICISM, by Michael Walzer (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 17:1 (1988).
THE COVENANT OF GRACE IN PURITAN THOUGHT, by John von Rohr (American Academy of Religion, Studies in Religion #45). Reviewed in American Historical Review 93:5 (1988).
FEAR, MYTH AND HISTORIANS: THE RANTERS AND THE HISTORIANS, by J.C. Davis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 17:5 (1988).
LEGISLATORS AND INTERPRETERS: ON MODERNITY, POST-MODERNITY, AND INTELLECTUALS, by Zygmunt Bauman. Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 17:6 (1988).
THE VIOLENCE OF ABSTRACTION: THE ANALYTIC FOUNDATIONS OF HISTORICAL MATERIALISM, by Derek Sayer (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987). Reviewed in Social Forces 67:4 (1989).
LIBERALISM: POLITICS, IDEOLOGY AND THE MARKET, by John A. Hall (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1987). Reviewed in Social Forces 69:1 (1990).
TIME, PLACE, AND CIRCUMSTANCE: NEO-WEBERIAN STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS HISTORY, edited by William H. Swatos, Jr. (Contributions to the Study of Religion, No. 24) (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1990). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 20:2 (1991).
RECLAIMING THE SACRED: LAY RELIGION & POPULAR POLITICS IN REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE, by Suzanne Desan (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 97:4 (1992).
THE QUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL TRUTH: A SOCIAL THEORY OF SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE, by Stephen Fuchs (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992). Reviewed in Social Forces 72:3 (1994).
HISTORY & SOCIAL THEORY, by Peter Burke (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993). Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology 23:4 (1994).
ANTHONY GIDDENS: CONSENSUS AND CONTROVERSY, edited by Jon Clark, Celia Modgil and Sohan Modgil (London: Falmer Press. 1990). Reviewed in Social Forces 73:1 (1994).
RELATIONS INTO RHETORICS: ELITE TRANSFORMATION AND THE ECLIPSE OF LOCALISM IN ENGLAND, 1540-1640, by Peter S. Bearman. (Washington, D.C.: ASA Monograph Series, 1993). Contemporary Sociology 24:1 (1995).
INNERWORLDLY ASCETICISM: CHARISMATIC COMMUNITY AND ITS INSTITUTIONALIZATION, by Adam B. Seligman. (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1994). Reviewed in The Journal of American History 83:1 (June 1996).
THE MYTH OF AMERICAN INDIVIDUALISM: THE PROTESTANT ORIGINS OF AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT, by Barry Alan Shain. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 101:4 (1996).
"An Unwitting Parody?" Letter to Editor, Academe 82:6 (1996).
THE ABOLITION OF FEUDALISM IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, by John Markoff. (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 103:4 (1996).
REVOLUTIONARY DEMANDS: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE CAHIERS DE DOLEANCES OF 1789, by Gilbert Shapiro and John Markoff. (Stanford University Press, 1998). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 103:4 (1998).
THE SHAPE OF THE RIVER: LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF CONSIDERING RACE IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS, by William Bowen and Derek Bok. (Princeton University Press, 1998).
THE IRONIES OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, by John Skrentny. (The University of Chicago Press, 1996).
AMERICA IN BLACK AND WHITE: ONE NATION, INDIVISIBLE, by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom. (Simon & Schuster, 1997). Jointly reviewed in AAUP Report (Winter 1998).
CONTROLLING MISBEHAVIOR IN ENGLAND, 1370-1600, by Marjorie MCINTOSH (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology 104:5 (1999).
PRINT CULTURE AND THE EARLY QUAKERS, by Kate Peters (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Review forthcoming in American Historical Review.
REPRESENTATION AND MISREPRESENTATION IN LATER STUART BRITAIN: PARTISANSHIP AND POLITICAL CULTURE, by Mark Knights (Oxford University Press, 2005). Review in preparation for The Seventeenth Century.
Professional Meetings & Presentations
"The Division of Labor and Early Capitalism." Paper presented to the Social and Economic History Seminar, St. Antony's College, Oxford University, 9 May 1975.
"Puritanism and the Sociological Analysis of Ideology." Paper presented to the Early Modern History Seminar, St. John's College, Oxford University, 14 February 1977.
Discussant, session on Traditional and Modern Social Movements at meetings of the Social Science History Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 3 November 1979.
Panelist, "The Sociology of Creative Writing," Lecture/Symposium with Jacques Leenhardt, sponsored by West European Studies, Indiana University, 10 March 1980.
Organizer & Chair, session on Historical Sociology at meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon, 19 March 198.
Discussant, session on Dissent and the Western Cultural Tradition at "The Meaning Dissent: An International Scholars' Conference," Bloomington, Indiana, 17 September 1981.
"Popular Dissent and its Historical Preconditions in the Reformation." Paper presented to session on Dissent & Pluralism at a conference on "The Meaning of Dissent: An International Scholars' Conference," Bloomington, Indiana, 18 September 1981.
"Structure versus Culture in Modern Social Theory." Paper presented at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Symposium Series, University of Texas, San Antonio, 28 March 1983.
Discussant, session on World-Systems Theory and its Critics at meetings of the Midwest Sociological Association, Detroit, 4 September 1983.
"Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." Invited paper presented to the Colloquium on Comparative-Historical Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 15 March 1984.
Organizer and chair, session on Comparative-Historical Sociology at meetings of the American Sociological Association, Washington D.C., 1 September 1985.
"Statistical Techniques and Sociological Theory." Paper presented to session on "Cause, Law and Probability: Theory and Research Discourses" at meetings of the World Congress of Sociology, New Dehli, India, 18-22 August 1986.
"Religion and Secular Politics in Seventeenth-Century England." Paper presented to the Mellon Colloquium on Religion & Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 24 October 1986.
Organizer and chair, session on "Comparative-Historical Studies of Cultural Change" at meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 18 August 1987.
"Protestantism and the Rise of Liberal Democratic Ideology." Paper presented to a Faculty Development Colloquium, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, 27 January 1988.
Organizer and chair, session on "Historical Sociology" at annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Association, St. Louis, Missouri, 8 April 1989.
"Ideology and Disciplinary Knowledge: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Knowledge for What?." Invited paper presented to plenary session on the 50th Anniversary of Robert Lynd's Knowledge for What? at the meetings of the North Central Sociological Association, Akron, Ohio, 14 April 1989.
"Religion, Science and Printing in the Public Spheres of 17th-Century England." Invited paper presented to the Conference on Habermas and the Public Sphere, Program in Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 9 September l989.
"Calvin, Covenant Theology, and Weber's Protestant Ethic." Invited paper presented to the Symposium on "Max Weber's 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Reconsidered," at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., 5 May 1990.
"The Sociology of Culture in the 21st Century." Invited paper presented at Plenary Session of the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Association, 12 April 1991.
"Literacy and Printing in the Outbreak of the English Revolution." Invited paper presented at the Mellon Seminar on Literacy and Political Culture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28 October 1991."
"Print Culture and the Invention of Public Opinion in Early Modern England." Invited paper presented to the Symposium on "Vocation, Work and Culture," sponsored by the Achievement Project (U.K.), at Worcester College, Oxford University, 12 December 1992.
Discussant, thematic session on "Democracy in Organizations," at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Miami Beach, Florida, 13 August 1993.
"Petitions and the Invention of Public Opinion in 17th-Century England." Invited paper presented at session, "The Return of Civil Society," at meetings of the International Sociological Association, Bielefeld, Germany, 19 July 1994.
Organizer, session on "Current Controversies in Historical Methods: Text, Rhetoric and Narrative," at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, CA. August, 1994.
"Cultural Theory and Historical Studies of Communication." Paper presented at session on "Cultural Theory and History" at annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 15 October 1994.
Invited panelist, "Meaning-Shift and Social Change," for the History-Culture Network at annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, 23 August 1996.
"Origins of the Democratic Public Sphere." Invited paper presented to the Center For History, Society, and Culture, University of California, Davis, CA, 23 February 1999.
"Origins of the Democratic Public Sphere." Invited lecture at the History and Philosophy Colloquium Series, Indiana University, 24 September 1999.
"Origins of the Democratic Public Sphere." Lecture at Workshop in Social Organization and Political Economy, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 5 November 1999.
"Printing, Petitions, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern Europe." Lecture to be presented to the History of the Book Seminar, Lilly Rare Book Library, Indiana University, 24 February 2000.
"Stability and Change in the Expression of Public Opinion from Antiquity to the Internet." Invited keynote address to the Conference on Cultural Dynamics, Princeton University, 31 March 2001.
"Print Media and Public Opinion: The Invention of Democratic Culture in Early-Modern England," Invited colloquium talk, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, 2 November 2001.
Author-Meets-Critics Plennary Session. Invited presentation at the annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 18 August 2003.
"Petitioning Places and the Credibility of Opinion in the Public Sphere in 17th-Century England." Forthcoming invited paper, Political Space in Pre-Industrial Europe, Workshop I of the Leverhulme Trust Academic Network: Social Sites—Öffentliche Räume—Lieux d'Eschange. University of Warwick (UK), November 5, 2005.
Administrative Panels & Seminars
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Seminar: "Human Resources." University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8-10 October 1992.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Seminar: "Budgetary and Strategic Planning." Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan, 5-7 February 1993.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Seminar: "Governance." University of Wisconsin at Madison, 15-17 April 1993.
Presider, A.A.U.P. Forum, "Faculty Governance in the Modern University." 6 February 1997.
Panel, "Governance and Administration," Graduate Program, School of Education. 19 February 1997.
Panel, "Responsibility Centered Management." A.C.E. Fellows Seminar. Indiana University, 25 March 1997.
Panel, "Resource Allocation: Handling budgets, Assigning Resources, Working with Faculty and Deans." Training Symposium for Departmental Executive Officers, C.I.C., 24 March 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
Panel, "Non-Tenure Track Faculty," at annual meeting of the AAUP Bloomington Chapter. Indiana University. 4 April 2000.
Chair, Session on "Lessons Learned: Identifying Barriers To the Incorporation of Faculty of Color in Research, Teaching and Service." At conference "Beyond Diversity: People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions," Spencer Foundation funded conference, Indiana University, 28 October 2001.
Panel, "Building a Faculty: Does our Tenure Process Accomplish our Goals?" Annual forum of the AAUP Bloomington Chapter, 4 March 2002.
Panel, Equal Access in U.S. Higher Education," at Title VI Faculty Development Conference, sponsored by the Soros Foundation, Indiana University, 19 April 2003.
Annual Reports on campus finances from the Budgetary Affairs Committee to the Bloomington Faculty Council. AY 1997-98, 1998-99.
Annual Budgetary Reports of the College of Arts and Sciences. 2000-2005
"Report of the President's Task force on the Capacity of the IUB Campus." 2001.
IU Honors College Review Report. "Honors Division to Honors College: Implications, Challenges and Opportunities." 2001
"College of Arts & Sciences Proposal for Humanities/Classroom Building." 2002
"Job Evaluation White Paper: Administrative Assistants in the College of Arts and Sciences." 2004