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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 349
Phone: 785-628-5840
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Gary Brinker, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Gary D. Brinker received his M.A. in Sociology in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Applied Sociology in 1997 from Baylor University. He currently holds a duel appointment as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University.

Dr. Brinker's teaching interests include research methods, social problems and quantitative analysis. In addition to his extensive applied community research agenda, Dr. Brinker has published in a variety of areas including population problems (International Review of Sociology; Journal of Population; Social Development Issues; Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology), traffic safety (Moving the Margins of Traffic Safety), the death penalty (Missouri Electronic Journal of Sociology), race relations (Missouri State University Journal of Public Affairs), compulsive behaviors (North American Journal of Psychology) and statistical analysis (Journal of Applied Sociology).

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