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Paul Roof

Adjunct Professor of Sociology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 205
Phone: 843.953.4995
E-mail: roofp@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of South Carolina
Dissertation:  "Women's Adult Welfare Recipiency:  The Impact of Race, Family Structure, Individual Characteristics, and Social Structural Location."

Certificate, Demography and Geodemography, University of Amsterdam and Charles University

M.A., Sociology, Appalachian State University

B.S., Sociology, Presbyterian College


Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Urbanization
  • Demography/Demography of Aging 
  • Popular Culture
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Globalization
  • Research Methods
  • Media/Communications

Courses Taught

  • SOCY 101:  Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 359:  Special Topics - Popular Culture

Honors and Awards

Art Magazine’s Most Eccentric Charlestonian, 2014

Semifinalist for Outstanding Faculty Member, 2012

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, 2006

Adopted Faculty for Residence Life at College of Charleston, 2002

Publications

PUBLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

(In progress)     Paul D. Roof and Karin W. Roof.  “Patriotic Songs Post 9.11: The Power of Ear Candy.”    

(In progress)     Paul D. Roof.  “Teaching the Zimbardo Prison Experiment.” 

2012      Presented at Pecha Kucha & Charleston Parliament , “How to Transform Your Life & Your Community”, College of Charleston Cistern Yard. 

2012      Presented for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), “Does Music Influence Society or Does Society Influence Musice?” – CSU Faculty & Student Debate. 

2012      Presented at BeardCon, “Historical Significance of Beards”, panel discussion in Columbus, Ohio

2011      Principles of Sociology “Sex & Gender” lecture filmed by Junius Wright (English Teacher), North Charleston Academic Magnet High School for the Sage Series: The Bearded Sociologist on Youtube.

2011      “A Survey of Veterinarians in the US: Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Issues” co-authored with Dr. George Dickinson & Dr. Karin Roof of College of Charleston, in Anthrozoos, pg. 167-174.

2010     “End-of-Life in U.S. Veterinary Schools and Veterinarians”, co-authored with Dr. George Dickinson & Dr. Karin Roof of College of Charleston, published in Society and Animals 18 pg. 152-162.

2010     Principles of Sociology “Sex & Gender” lecture filmed by Morgan Spurlock’s film company for their upcoming documentary entitled Mansome.   

2010     Presented a Center for Excellence in Teaching session on “Managing Student Behavior Issus” for the “What Works for Me – CSU Faculty Discuss Teaching Issues”.

2009     Presented a Center for Excellence in Teaching session on “Using Gallery Walks as a Class Project” for the “What Works for Me – CSU Faculty Discuss Teaching Issues”.

2009     “Beard Becomes You”, March Best of Edition, Charleston City Paper

2007    Paul D. Roof.  Study Guide for Kendall: Social Problems in a Diverse Society. Fourth Edition, Pearson Publishing. Boston, Massachusetts.   

2006     Paul D. Roof. “Zero Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization.”  Center for Creative Retirement.  Charleston, South Carolina. 

2004     Paul D. Roof.  “Media Presentations of American Security.”  Let the People Speak Forum.  Farmington, New Mexico. 

2004     Paul D. Roof, and Karin W. Roof.  “Patriotic Songs Post 9.11: The Power of Ear Candy.”  American Sociological Association.  San Francisco, California. 

2004     Paul D. Roof.  “How to Stay True to the Mission Statement During a Time of Organizational Change.”  Family Crisis Center Staff Retreat.  Bloomfield, New Mexico. 

2003     Paul D. Roof.  “Media Presentation of the Iraq Situation and the Impact on Public Opinion.”  Iraq Teach-In/Panel Discussion.  Charleston, South Carolina. 

2002     Paul D. Roof.   “Women’s Adult Welfare Recipiency: The Impact of Race, Family Structure, Individual Characteristics, and Social Structural Location.”  Southern Demographic Association.  Austin, Texas. 

2002     Paul D. Roof.  “Why Do We Have Racial Stereotypes in Society?”  Y? Forum.  Charleston, South Carolina.

2002     Romanus Beni and Paul D. Roof.  “Demographic Training in Southeast Asia.”  IUSSP Population Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. 

2001     Paul D. Roof.  “Has King Street Become an Outdoor Mall?”  Local Business Teach-In/Panel Discussion.  Charleston, South Carolina. 

2001     Paul D. Roof and Romanus Beni.   ”Scientific Communications Among Population Scientists in Indonesia.”  Southern Demographic Association.  Miami, Florida.