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Wadsworth, Tim Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Dr. Wadsworth's research is focused on three areas. The first is violent crime. He has published extensively on the causes and correlates of violent crime rates in the United States. The second is suicide. Specifically, his research has focused on explaining why some racial and ethnic groups have lower rates of suicide and how and why these rates have varied over time. Lastly, he is engaged in series of projects that examine the individual and social correlates of subjective well-being. In other words, who reports being happy, and why.


  • suicide, homicide, violent crime, subjective well-being, happiness, social comparison, disadvantage, poverty, immigration


selected publications


courses taught

  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology (Summer 2018)
  • SOCY 1004 Deviance in U.S. Society (Summer 2018)
  • SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)