Russell K. Schutt (PhD, MA, BA, University of Illinois at Chicago; postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University) is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, now in its Eighth Edition , and its co-authored adaptations for the disciplines of social work, criminal justice, psychology, and education, his books include Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness, Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (co-edited), and Organization in a Changing Environment . His scholarship focuses on the bidirectional relationship between individuals and their social environment, its consequences for organizational change, cognitive functioning, and individual behavior, and its predictors in individual orientations and community contexts. His related articles have been published in journals ranging from the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation to the Journal of Community Health, Journal of Community Psychology, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Women and Health, Evaluation & Program Planning, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare . His major research projects have been funded by the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the John E. Fetzer Institute, and state and local sources. In addition to research methods and statistics, he teaches the sociology of complex organizations and the sociology of law.
Paul G. Nestor, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University, he earned his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Clinical Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School. His peer-reviewed publications cover a variety of areas of behavioral science, including neuropsychology, structural and functional neuroimaging, attention, memory, personality, forensic psychology, and schizophrenia. He has authored or co-authored over 95 peer-reviewed articles in such journals as Journal of Abnormal Psychology , Neuropsychology , American Journal of Psychiatry , Brain, Archives of General Psychiatry , Biological Psychiatry , NeuroImage , Neuropsychologia , Cortex , Schizophrenia Research , Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease , Journal of Neuroscience , Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , and Law and Human Behavior . His research has been federally support by competitive grants from both the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a past recipient of a Veterans Administration Merit Review Award, ï¿½Cognitive Neuroscience Studies of Schizophrenia.ï¿½ He is also the past recipient of The University of Massachusetts-Boston Chancellorï¿½s Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2003) for his research in psychology. His article, ï¿½Neuropsychological Correlates of Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Schizophreniaï¿½ was one of the top 50 downloaded from the APA website during 2005, with an annualized adjusted rate of 2238 downloads. His teaching has been recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Massachusetts-Boston (1999). He also has experience in media presentation for both television and radio, including having his research featured on the Discovery Channel series, ï¿½Most Evilï¿½ (August 2006) and WUMB ï¿½Commonwealth Journalï¿½ (January 2003). He is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, specializing in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology.