Presentation Title

Reflections on 45 Years of Research Discovery

Presenter Status

Research Professor of Sociology, Behavioral Sciences

Presentation Type

Plenary Presentation

Location

Buller Hall, Room 208

Start Date

14-5-2018 7:30 PM

End Date

14-5-2018 8:30 PM

Presentation Abstract

Historically, universities have been the places for scholarship and research that changes the world. The protestant reformation was, at its core, started by professors. Most major scientific discoveries occur at universities. A major reason for the very existence of Universities is discovery! Adventist higher education is, around the globe, moving toward becoming universities often without fully recognizing the importance of research. If Adventist universities and its faculty are going to fulfill a core mission of a university is it important that we understand how we can become effective researchers. It is the purpose of this presentation to examine the role of research in impacting positive changes in society and the church, to explore the perhaps unique role that faith based universities have in research, discuss possible ways that small faith based universities can network to conduct research and to present the case that quality research from faith based university faculty is a form of witness for our faith.

An audio slideshow of the presentation is available on YouTube.

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Biographical Sketch

Education

BA in Behavioral Science (Andrews University)
MA in Industrial Organizations (University of Maryland)
PhD in Sociology (University of Kentucky)

Biography

Dr. McBride joined the Department of Behavioral Sciences in 1986. His areas of expertise are criminology and drug abuse, and he has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Drug Issues, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Criminology and Penology, Youth and Society, Human Organization, Addictive Diseases: An International Journal, British Journal of Addiction, Chemical Dependencies: Behavioral and Biomedical Issues, and Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. McBride has also authored two books: Legal and Illicit Drug Use: Determining Drug Abuse Treatment Needs and Drug Use and the Courts. His current research is in the areas of juvenile delinquency and the AIDS virus infection of IV drug-users. He has membership in the American Sociological Association and the American Public Health Association. Currently he is co-principal investigator on a Health Services Research Center funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and chairs a grant review committee for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Dr. McBride currently teaches courses in Criminology, Introduction to Sociology, Drug Use in American Society, Theories of Addictive Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency and more. He has received a variety of awards for his teaching, research, and contributions to Andrews University. After 23 years as Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department, passed the honor to Dr. Harvey Burnett on July 1, 2015.

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May 14th, 7:30 PM May 14th, 8:30 PM

Reflections on 45 Years of Research Discovery

Buller Hall, Room 208

Historically, universities have been the places for scholarship and research that changes the world. The protestant reformation was, at its core, started by professors. Most major scientific discoveries occur at universities. A major reason for the very existence of Universities is discovery! Adventist higher education is, around the globe, moving toward becoming universities often without fully recognizing the importance of research. If Adventist universities and its faculty are going to fulfill a core mission of a university is it important that we understand how we can become effective researchers. It is the purpose of this presentation to examine the role of research in impacting positive changes in society and the church, to explore the perhaps unique role that faith based universities have in research, discuss possible ways that small faith based universities can network to conduct research and to present the case that quality research from faith based university faculty is a form of witness for our faith.

An audio slideshow of the presentation is available on YouTube.

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