Professor Stephen Lyng came to Carthage in 2004 after more than 15 years as an assistant and then associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to his nine-year tenure as director of the graduate program in sociology at VCU, he has taught at Union College and Florida Atlantic University. He specializes in medical sociology, social theory, social psychology, and the sociology of risk.
Prof. Lyng has written or co-written more than 30 published sociology articles in journals such as The American Journal of Bioethics, Social Forces, The American Journal of Sociology, Theoretical Criminology and Crime, Media, Culture. He is the author or coauthor of three books and is presently completing a fourth book (with Jens O. Zinn) titled "Thriving on Uncertainty: Risk Taking in the 21st Century." Prof. Lyng has presented scores of professional papers and delivered invited lectures on sociology in the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, and the U.K. He is the recipient of numerous research grants. He received his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin.
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