Timothy O'Brien

  • Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology

Education

  • PhD, Sociology, Indiana University

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30pm
  • Thursday 11:30 - 12:30pm
  • Bolton Hall
  • Office # 744

Teaching Schedule

Course Num Title Meets
SOCIOL 342-001 Sociology of Law TR 10am-11:15am

Courses Taught

  • SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCIOL 342: Sociology of Law
  • SOCIOL 750: Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOCIOL 261: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Science
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion

Selected Publications

O'Brien, T. L., Hawkins, S. L., & Loesch, A. (2022) Scientific Disciplines and the Admissibility of Expert Evidence in Courts. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. 8: 1–14. 
O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2020) Political Identity and Confidence in Science and Religion in the United States. Sociology of Religion, 81(4), 439-461.
Gauchat, G. W., O'Brien, T. L., & Mirosa, O. (2017) The Legitimacy of Environmental Scientists in the Public Sphere. Climatic Change, 143(3-4), 297-306.
O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2015) Traditional, Modern, and Post-Secular Perspectives on Science and Religion in the United States. American Sociological Review, 80(1), 92-115.