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Paul Roman

Emeritus Professor of Sociology

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Dr. Paul M. Roman, Professor of Sociology, has been at the University of Georgia since 1986. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 1968. Dr. Roman's most recent work examines organizational change and adaptation in national samples of 900 public and private substance abuse treatment organizations; diffusion and adoption of innovations by substance abuse treatment organizations; organization and management in a national sample of 400 therapeutic communities; management of substance dependence in the workplace, macro and micro dynamics of the treatment of alcoholism, implementation of policies in workplaces.

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Cornell University, 1968
  • B.S., Agriculture, with distinction (Rural Sociology), Cornell University, 1964
Of Note:
  • 2005-present. Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University.
  • 2003. Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia.
  • 1992. William A. Owens Award for Outstanding Creative Research, University of Georgia.
  • 1997-1999. Chair-Elect (1997-98) and Chair (1998-99), Section on Alcohol and Drugs, American Sociological Association.
  • 1998-2006. Member, Health Services Research Review Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.
Selected Publications:
  • Roman, Paul M., J. Clay-Warner, and K.A. Hegtvedt. 2005. "Procedural justice, distributive justice: How experiences with downsizing condition their impact on organizational commitment." Social Psychology Quarterly 68:89-102.
  • Roman, Paul M., H.K. Knudsen, J.A. Johnson, and L.J. Ducharme. 2005. "A changed America? The effects of September 11th on alcohol consumption and depression." U.S. Journal of Health & Social Behavior.
  • Roman, Paul M. and Michelle Petrie. 2004. "Race and gender differences in workplace autonomy: a research note." Sociological Inquiry 34:154-192.
  • Roman, Paul M., J. K. Martin, and S.A. Tuch. 2003. "Problem drinking patterns among African Americans: the impacts of reports of discrimination,perceptions of prejudice, and 'risky' coping strategies." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 44:408-425.
  • Roman, Paul M., H.K. Knudsen, and J.A.Johnson. 2003. "Organizational compatibility and workplace drug testing: modeling the adoption of innovative social control practices." Sociological Forum 18:621-640.