CURRICULUM VITA

 

 

 

Mark D. Hardt, Ph.D.

Department of Sociology                                                  1022 North 22nd Street

Montana State University, Billings                                    Billings, MT  59101

1500 University Drive                                                       (406) 254-1627 [Home]

Billings, MT  59101-0298                                                 (406) 657-2991 [Office]

Email: MHARDT@MSUBILLINGS.EDU  

 

Education:

 

1982-1989       The University of Connecticut.  Department of Sociology.  Ph.D.

 

1980-1981       The University of Connecticut.  Department of Sociology.  M.A.

 

1978-1980       Mankato State University.  Department of Sociology. (M.A. program, part-time).

 

1974-1978       Mankato State University.  Department of Sociology. B.S.

 

1973-1974       Golden Valley Lutheran College.  Department of Sociology.

 

Teaching Experience:

 

2001-present   Associate Professor.  Montana State University--Billings

 

1995-2001       Assistant Professor.  Montana State University--Billings.

 

1990-1995       Assistant Professor.  University of Texas of the Permian Basin. 

 

1989-1990       Visiting Assistant Professor. West Virginia University.

 

1988-1989       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut.

 

1988-1989       Adjunct Faculty. Mohegan Community College, Norwich Connecticut.

 

1988-1989       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut, Avery Point.

 

1987-1988       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut.

 

1986-1987       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut, Avery Point.

 

1985-1986       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut, Avery Point.

 

1984-1985       Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut, Avery Point.

 

1983                Adjunct Faculty. The University of Connecticut, Torrington.

 

Other Positions Held:

 

2000-2001       Director of General Education Assessment.  Montana State University-

                        Billings.

 

1993-1995       Director. Center for Applied Social Research.  The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

 

1993-1995       Board of Directors.  Planned Parenthood of West Texas.  Odessa, Texas.

 

1992                Research Associate.  Center for Energy and Economic Diversification.  Odessa, Texas.

 

1985                Social Science Analyst. U.S. Bureau of the Census.  Suitland, Maryland.

 

Honors and Awards:

 

2000                Selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

           

1999                Outstanding Faculty in the Arts and Sciences, Montana State University—Billings..

 

1998                Selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

           

1997                Nominated teacher of the year.  Montana State University-Billings.

 

1995                Teacher of the Year, runner-up.  The University of Texas, Permian Basin.

 

1994                Award for Outstanding Research in Progress.  The University of Texas, Permian Basin.

 

1988                Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

 

1987                Dissertation Fellow. The University of Connecticut.

 

1980-1984       Pre-doctoral Fellow. The University of Connecticut.

 

Publications:

 

2001                “The Emergence of a Competitive Core: Bifurcation Dynamics in Billings, Montana.”  Chapter in Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities, Michael Burayidi, editor.  Garland Press.

 

1999                             “The Ecology of Downsizing.”  Peer reviewed chapter in Work, Welfare, and Poverty in the Small City, Robert Wolensky and Edward Miller, editors. Foundation Press, Inc. Stevens Point, WI.

 

1999      "Bereaved Parents and Divorce" (with Danette Carroll).  Published in the trade journal Bereavement.

 

1997                                "Child Mortality and Divorce" (with Danette Carroll).  Published in the trade journal Bereavement.

 

1997                 "Community Adaptations to Change in the Energy Production/Consumption Environment"  (Peer reviewed chapter in

                        Communities and Their Physical Environment, Peter B. Meyer and Thomas S. Lyons, editors.  The Institute for the

                         Environment and Sustainable Development.  Louisville, KY.

 

1995                "Ten Years After: Bust-Cycle Outcomes and Responses in Oil Producing Communities" (in Social Science and the Community), Robert Wolensky and Edward Miller, editors. Foundation Press, Inc. Stevens Point, WI.

 

1992                "A Study for the City of Odessa of the Needs Analysis of the CBDG of the City of Odessa, Texas."  Center for Energy and Economic Development. 

 

1990                "Municipal Annexation."  Sociology and Social Research, October, 1990 ( co-authored with Mark Abrahamson).

 

1989                Relative Population Change in Nonmetropolitan Counties, 1970-1980 and 1980-1985: The Turnaround and Reversal.

 

Presentations:

 

2002               "Debunking the Myth of Child Mortality and Parental Divorce"  Presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Death

                       Education and Counseling."  (Invited paper.)  Portland OR.  April 13.

 

2001               "Re-examining the Relationship between Child Mortality and Parental Relationships."  Presented at the annual meetings of the

                       Society for Applied Sociology.  Kansas City, MO.  October 20, 2001.

 

1998                                “The Ecology of Downsizing.”  Presented at the 13th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community.  Stevens Point, WI.  October 16.

 

1998                                “Religiosity and Parental Relationships:  What Happens When a Child Dies?”  (With Danette Carroll.)  Presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Sociology.  Denver, CO.  October 24.

 

1998                                "Child Mortality, Family Relationships, and the Likelihood of Divorce."  (With Danette Carroll).  Presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Sociological Association.  Corpus Christi, TX.  March 20.

 

1997                "An Investigation of the Relationship Between Child Mortality and Divorce."  (With Danette Carroll.)  Presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Sociology.  Chicago, IL.  October 24.

 

1997                "A Preliminary Overview of Corporate Downsizing in Colstrip Montana." Presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society. Toronto.  August 14.

 

1996                "Community Adaptations to Change in the Oil Production/Consumption Environment."  Presented at the 12th Conference on Small City and Regional Community."  Louisville, KY. October 25.

 

1996                "Oil as Environment:  The Impact of Turbulence on Industry and Community."  Presented at the Society for Applied Sociology,  14th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. October, 19.

 

1996                "Oil as Environment: Recent History as a Guide to Social Problems." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Sociological Practice Association Washington, DC.   June, 6.

 

1994                "Ten Years After: Bust-Cycle Outcomes and Responses in Oil Producing Communities."  Presented at the Conference on the Small City and Regional Community.  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  October 20.

 

1994                "Social Impacts of an Oil Bust on Oil Producing Communities."  The American Sociological Association annual meetings, August. Los Angeles, CA.

 

1994                "Boom an Bust: A Comparison of Social Impacts on Oil Producing Communities."  Rural Sociological Society annual meetings. August. Portland, OR.

 

1994                "Ecological Dimensions of a 'Bust Cycle' in Oil Producing Communities." Southwestern Sociological Association annual meetings, March.

 

1993                "Decline of Oil: The West Texas Oil Patch in Contraction." Southwestern Sociological Association annual meetings. March 18.

 

1992                "Informing Students of Opportunities in Applied Research." Society for Applied Sociology annual meetings. Cleveland, OH. October 16.

 

1992                "Souths in Transition: Varying Patterns of Social Development and Population Change." Southwestern Sociological Association annual meetings, Austin, TX. March.

 

1991                "Population Patterns in New England and Appalachia: A test of the Integration Hypothesis." North Central Sociological Association annual meetings.  April 27, Dearborn, MI.

 

1990                "Population Redistribution: Consequences of the Turnaround for Nonmetropolitan Population Change in the 1980s." Southern Regional Science Association. March 22, Washington, D.C.

 

1989                "Conceptualizing Nonmetropolitan Population Change." Rural Sociological Society annual meetings. August. Seattle, WA.

 

1982                "Clergy and the Nuclear Disarmament Movement." The Scientific Study of Religion. Providence, RI.

 

Work in Progress:

 

"Child Mortality, Family Relationships, and the Likelihood of Divorce."  Being revised for peer review.

 

Grants:

 

1993                "Field Research in the Permian Basin." The Permian Basin Historical Society.

 


 

Professional Affiliations:

 

                        American Sociological Association     The Midwest Sociological Society

 

                        Population section, ASA                     Environment and Technology section, ASA

 

                        Community and Urban Sociology section, ASA                     

 

                        Population Association of America

 

                        Society for Applied Sociology

 

                        Rural Sociological Society

 

                        Population Reference Bureau

 

Journals and Reports Subscribed to:

 

                        American Sociological Review            Applied Demography

 

                        Contemporary Sociology                     Demography

 

                        Journal of Applied Sociology               Population and Development Review            

 

                        Population Index                                 Population Reports

 

                        Rural Sociology                                   Population Reports

 

Areas of Interest:

 

                        Applied Sociology                               Social Demography

 

                        Urban Sociology                                  Environmental Sociology

 

                        Social Change in Extractive Economies

 

Professional Service:

 

1998-1999       Editorial Advisory Board.  Collegiate Press.

 

1998        Book Review:  Marriage & Family, The Quest for Intimacy Brown & Benchmark Press.

 

1999                                Manuscript Review:  Building Rules:  How Local Controls Shape Community Environments and Economies.  Westview Press.

 

1997                Book Review:  Sexually Speaking.  Wadsworth Publishing Company.

 

1995-1996       Editorial Advisory Board.  Collegiate Press.

 

1994-1995       Editorial Advisory Board, Collegiate Press.

 

1994-1995       Finance Committee, Society for Applied Sociology.

 

1993-1994       Membership Committee, Society for Applied Sociology.

 

1992-1994       Program Board, Society for Applied Sociology.

 

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