Robert Szafran is Regents Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. A passionate believer in the ability of all college students to master and enjoy basic statistical analysis, he teaches courses in research methods and data analysis and also demography and labor force analysis. He has received both College and University Excellence in Teaching Awards. Past director of his universityï¿½s First-Year Seminar Program and its Inter-disciplinary Linked Courses Program, he has also served as department chair. He received his PhD in Sociology at The University of Wisconsin at Madison.