Bio

Name: Richard E. Niemeyer, PhD (Orcid.org/0000-0002-1058-253X)

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Mailing Address: 110 16th Street, Unit 1300, Denver, CO 80202

Education

2011   University of California, Riverside, PhD, Sociology

2006   University of California, Riverside, MA, Sociology.

2004   University of California, Riverside, BS, Sociology.

Academic Appointments

2019-Spring Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Denver: Sociology of Poverty.

2018-Winter Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Denver: Sociology of Poverty.

2017-Present Adjunct Instructor, Department of Criminology & Sociology, Avila University: Introduction to Sociology.

2017-Present Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Sciences Department, Arapahoe Community College: Introduction to Sociology.

2017-Present Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Sciences Department, Community College of Aurora: Introduction to Sociology.

2014-Present Adjunct Lecturer (Online), Sociology Department, California Baptist University: Sociological Theory; Introductory Sociology; Social Problems; Sociology of Health.

2011-2013 Visiting Research Assistant, Mathematics Department, UC Riverside-Deputy Director of the Institute for the Applications of Mathematics & Integrated Science.

2011-2012 Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology Department, UC, Riverside: Introduction to Criminology; Sociological Theory; Corrections; Organized Crime; Multivariate Statistics.

Grants

2014 “Proposal to host a transdisciplinary symposium on the genetic, neurological and psychological foundations of general strain theory, social learning theory, and social control theory.” Supported by the Graduate School and Masters of Integrated Science Program, UC Denver.  Amount: $6000.

2011 “Proposal to Create the Institute for the Applications of Mathematics & Integrated Science” Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Grant, UC Riverside.  Co-authored with M. Lapidus (PI) and R. Niemeyer. Amount: $68,500.

Professional Awards

2018 Dr. Linda and Roger Bowman Award for Instructional Excellence, Community College of Aurora (Finalist).

2008 Graduate Student Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of California, Riverside- Department of Sociology.

2004 Dean’s Fellowship, University of California, Riverside- Department of Sociology.

Invited Talks

2015 “How the Stories we tell Shape the Lives we Live: research at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. Avila University.

2013 “An integrated science approach to advancing micro-sociological theory.” University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Workshops Organized

2016 “Mechanistic Criminology: A Critique of Deterrence Theory.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology, Co-Organized with K. Ryan Proctor.

2014 Special Session on: "Modeling Complex Social Processes Within and Across Levels of Analysis." Spring Western Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Co-Organized with S. DeDeo.

2012 IAMIS Spring Workshop on: “Analysis and Application of Evolutionary PDEs,” UC Riverside.  Co-Organized with J. Jang, T.Laurent and J. Kelliher.

2012 IAMIS Summer Workshop on: “Applications of Fractal Geometry & Dynamical Systems Theory to Biology & Physics,” UC Riverside, Co-Organized with M. Lapidus.

Presentations

2018 “Integrative Approaches to Criminological Theory.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2017 “Lumping Errors in Differential Association and Social Learning Theories.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2016 “On the Importance of Systemicity: What General Strain Theory can Learn from the Field of Neuroendocrinology.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2015 “A Mechanistic Framework for Understanding the Consequences of Racial Discrimination and their Relationship to the Causes of Crime.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with M.L. Walker).

2014 “The Neuroscience of Self-Regulation: A Toolbox for Developing Cumulative Theory. Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2013 “Are Biosocial Criminology’s Appeals to Evolutionary Psychology Necessary? Occam’s Razor says no.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2013 “Role-Taking Behavior in Microlevel Theories of Criminal Behavior: A Neurological Perspective.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2012 “From Genes to General Strain Theory: how modern neuroscience can bridge the explanatory gap. Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology (with K. Ryan Proctor).

2011 “Graphs, Dynamical Systems, Fractals: A Heuristic Framework for Modeling the Structure and Dynamics of Complex Interactions across Multiple Levels of Analysis.” Annual Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

Professional Service

2013-2016 Elected Council Member, Section on Evolution, Biology and Society, American Sociological Association

2015 Invited Reviewer, Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior 

2015 Invited Reviewer, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology; American Sociological Association