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Michael J Cobb

Position Title: Lecturer (10 Month)
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: Hunter Student Development Center
Office Phone: 607-587-4189

1979: M.A., Sociology

1974: B.A., Sociology

1972: A.A., Liberal Arts

Teaching Overview: 

Courses Developed:

Introduction to Social Psychology; Research Methods; Gerontology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Law and Criminal Evidence

Courses Taught:

General Sociology; Marriage/Family; Minority Cultures; Gerontology; Introduction to Social Psychology; Research Methods

Professional Experience: 

Conferences and Workshops:

Instructional Technology Workshop (2007); Four-College Faculty Summer Seminar in Curriculum Transformation (2007); Western New York Training Consortium - Leadership, Team Building and Conflict Management (2007); SUNY Assessment Workshop (2006); Western New York Training Consortium - Chair Training Program (2006); Western New York Department Chairs Leqadership Development Program (2005); Western New York Meeting on General Education (2005); Learner-Centered Teaching Audio Conference (2004); 4th Annual Institute for Academic Deans and Department Chairs (2004); SUNY's Vision and the Department Chair (2001). 


Cobb, M., Amidon, P., Ashraf, K., Ebert, K., Olson, R., & Pollard, R. (2004). Alfred State College Core Survey 2004: Student Perceptions of Alcohol and Substance Use - An Overview.  Working Paper submitted to President Uma Gupta.

Publications and Events: 

Steffensmeier, D. & Cobb M. (1981)   Sex differences in urban arrest patterns, 1934-1979.  Social Problems, 29, 1, 37-50.

Cobb, M. (2004) Conference Report - Basic Fund Raising Do's and Don't's . Presentation, Professional Development Week, Alfred State College. 

(2004 to present). New York State Regional Aging Conference Planning Committee.








Campus (past 6 years):

Faculty Senator (2004-2007); Institutional Research Board (2006); Ad Hoc General Education Committee (2002-2006); Campus Reorganization Task Force (2005); Students Involved In Community Action Co-advisor (up to 2005); Middle States Sub-committee (2002-2004); Chair, Committee of Research Activities of the President's Task Force on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (2004); Freshment Year Experience Committee (2000-2001).

 Department Committees (past 6 years):

Search Committee (2001 to present), Scheduling Committee (2001 to present), Social Sciences Curriculum Committee; Assessment Committee.


Community Involvement:

Alfred Lions Club (1996 to present); Allegany Mental Health Association (1980 to present); Board of Directors, Allegany County Mental Health Association (1980 - 1994); Board of Directors, Allegany Arc (1980-1985).

Honors and Awards: 

2006 - Faculty Current Alumni Award

1992 - Teacher of the Year, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Alfred State College

1985 - Teacher of theYear, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Alfred State College