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Manierre Appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clarkson University

Matthew J. Manierre has been appointed assistant professor of sociology at Clarkson University.

Matthew J. ManierreA native to Glastonbury, Conn., he received his bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2010, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University. He received his master of arts degree and his Ph.D., both in sociology, from the University of Delaware.

Manierre's research interests are primarily focused on the relationship between social inequality and health outcomes. His current work has focused on improving how we measure successful aging and enriching our understanding of the social conditions that promote success.

He has a strong interest in quantitative survey methods and analysis, focusing primarily on longitudinal methods and the study of how incentives can be used to improve survey data. His research has also contributed to dialogues on the role of that gender and class play in shaping the ways which individuals seek health information. More generally, he is passionate about issues of gender and racial justice.

His studies have been published in journals such as Health Communication, Social Science and Medicine, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Survey Practice, and Field Methods. He has also presented at conferences for the American Sociological Association and the American Heart Association, as well as Delaware hospitals. He has also served as a reviewer for journals such as Health Communication and Social Science and Medicine.

His honors include being a nominee for the Ryden Prize for Best Social Sciences Dissertation at the University of Delaware; receiving the University Graduate Fellow Award; and being selected for the exceptional undergraduate poster presentation award from the Eastern Sociological Society.

Students at Clarkson will be able to join Manierre in the classroom, where he will be teaching introductory courses in sociology, social research methods, and medical sociology. He also teaches an introductory seminar that focuses on the role of culture in defining what it means to be sick and how illness shapes our self-concept.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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