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:

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 are:

Program Evaluation

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.