John Roberts

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
 (414) 229-6944
 Bolton Hall 764

Summer Office Hours:

By appointment


PhD, Sociology, Cornell University

Areas of Specialization

Social Networks, Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Sociology


Fall 2017
SOCIOL 701-001: Professional Seminar
SOCIOL/URBST 982-401: Advanced Quantitative Methods
Spring 2018
SOCIOL 951-001: Seminar in Research Methodology. Topic:

Selected Publications

Roberts, A., & Roberts, J. M. (2016). Crime clearance and temporal variation in police investigative workload: Evidence from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
Peeples, M. A., Mills, B. J., Haas, W. R., Clark, J. J., & Roberts, J. M. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Analytical challenges for the application of social network analysis in archaeology. Brughmans, T., Collar, A. C., & Coward, F. (Eds.). The Connected Past, 59-84. Oxford University Press.
Roberts, J. M. (2015, September). U.S. spousal homicide rates by racial composition of marriage. Annals of Epidemiology, 25, 668-673.
Mills, B. J., Peeples, M. A., Haas, W. R., Borck, L., Clark, J. J., & Roberts, J. M. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Multiscalar perspectives on networks in the late prehispanic Southwest. American Antiquity, 80(1), 3-24.
Roberts, J. M., Roberts, A., & Brewer, D. D. (2014, February). Network contacts and activity domains: Information-sharing among police agencies. Human Organization, 73(1), 13-24.
Mills, B. J., Clark, J. J., Peeples, M. A., Haas, Jr., W. R., Roberts, J. M., Hill, B., Huntley, D. L., Borck, L., Breiger, R. L., Clauset, A., & Shackley, M. S. (2013, March). Transformation of social networks in the late prehispanic U.S. Southwest. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), 110, 5785-5790.
Peeples, M. A., & Roberts, J. M. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). To binarize or not to binarize: Relational data and the construction of archaeological networks. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(7), 3001-3010.
Mills, B. J., Roberts, J. M., Clark, J. J., Haas, W. R., Huntley, D., Peeples, M. A., Borck, L., Ryan, C. S., Trowbridge, M., & Breiger, R. L. (2013). The Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic US Southwest. Knappett, C. (Ed.). Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction, 181-202. London: Oxford University.
Roberts Jr., J. M., Mills, B. J., Clark, J. J., Haas Jr., W. R., Huntley, D. L., & Trowbridge, M. A. (2012). A method for chronological apportioning of ceramic assemblages. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 1513–1520.