I develop new analytic techniques and data-driven mathematical models to describe the emergence and propagation of behaviors and pathogens over time in dynamic social and interaction networks. Using custom-developed social data collection tools, formal analyses, and large-scale empirically-informed simulation platforms, I seek a clearer understanding of the nature and co-evolution of micro properties (individual logic, influence, and differentiation) and macro phenomena (network flows, system dynamics) in the emergent properties (homeostatic regulation, immunological response) of social collectivities.

I am presently tenured full Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

My work is transdisciplinary, ranging from formal to subjective, from emic to etic, from explanatory science to constructive engineering.

More information can be found at the SNRG website.