William E. Wagner, III, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Channel Islands. Prior to coming to CSU, Channel Islands, he served as a member of the faculty and Director of the Institute for Social and Community Research at CSUB. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Wagner also holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has published in national and regional scholarly journals on topics such as urban sociology, sports, homophobia, and academic status. Dr. Wagner is co-author of Adventures in Social Research, 7 th Edition (Babbie, Halley, Wagner, & Zaino, 2010)
Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.
Jeanne Zaino, earned a bachelorï¿½s degree in political science at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Upon graduation, she remained in Storrs to get a masters degree in survey research and work as a research assistant at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. She went on to earn a masters degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is currently ABD and completing work on her Ph.D. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, while at UMass she worked as a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Social and Economic Research (MISER). Upon completing her course work at UMass, she relocated to Westchester County, New York, where she taught a variety of courses at several area colleges, including: research methods, computer-based data analysis, statistics, American politics and government. She recently joined the faculty at Iona College, New Rochelle, where she is serving as an Assistant Professor in the History and Political Science Department. She and her husband Jeff, are the proud parents of a four year-old son, Maxim.