R. C. Herrenkohl
Dr. Roy Herrenkohl is Distinguished University Service Professor in
Lehigh's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He also has a faculty
appointment in Lehigh's College of Education. From 1990 to 1996 he was
Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at Lehigh. Prior
to that he was Professor in the Department of Social Relations (now
Sociology and Anthropology), Director of the Center for Social Research
(from 1974 to 1990), and chair of the Applied Social Research Ph.D. Program
(from 1986 to 1990). Dr. Herrenkohl is a social psychologist and a licensed
psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania. His most recent teaching and
research focus on three areas.
Family Child Rearing Practices and Developmental Outcomes
Dr. Herrenkohl teaches an undergraduate course entitled: The Child
in Family and Society. He has co-directed with Dr. Ellen C. Herrenkohl a
two decade long longitudinal study of the consequences of childhood abuse.
Two recent publications in this area are:
- R. C. Herrenkohl & M. J. Russo (2001) Abusive early child
rearing and early childhood aggression, Child Maltreatment,
- E. C. Herrenkohl, R. C. Herrenkohl, & B. P. Egolf (1998) The
relationship between early maltreatment and teenage parenthood,
Journal of Adolescence, 21, 291-303.
The Role of Teamwork in Industry
In the fall 1997 Dr. Herrenkohl began teaching a new course at Lehigh,
Teamwork and Leadership. Interest in this topic arose from discussions
with industry representatives and from work on a contract to develop a
measure of employee empowerment. Recent papers reporting this research
- R.C. Herrenkohl, G.T. Judson, & J. Heffner (1999), Defining
and measuring employee empowerment, Journal of Applied Behavioral
Science, 35, 373-389.
- R.C. Herrenkohl, The effectiveness of work team performance: A
view from within, presented to the 5th International Workshop on
Teamworking, University of Leuven (Belgium), September 10, 2001.
Dr. Herrenkohl has taught program evaluation methodology at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels. During his years at Lehigh Dr. Herrenkohl
served as evaluator of Lehigh's three NSF Industry University Cooperative
Research Centers (1982-1990) and during the same period provided ad hoc
evaluation assistance to Lehigh's Engineering Research Center. He has also
conducted evaluations of several educational programs funded by the National
Science Foundation, the EXXON Education Foundation and human services
activities, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Child Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and
Human Services, and the Pennsylvania Council on Crime and Delinquency.