ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018-Present       Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Avila University

2012-2018            Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Avila University

2010-2012            Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

EDUCATION

2010                     University of California, Riverside, PhD, Sociology

2006                    University of California, Riverside, MA, Sociology

2000                    University of Washington, BA, Sociology

1998                     Spokane Falls Community College, AA 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION OR INTEREST

Mechanistic Science, Criminological Theory, Theory Integration, Theoretical Formalism, Sociological Theory, Stratification/Inequality, Organizations/Institutions, Transdisciplinary/Interfield Research, Statistics and Quantitative Methods.

Books

Proctor, K. Ryan Proctor, and Richard E. Niemeyer. (In Press). Mechanistic Criminology. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Articles/Book Chapters

McCaffree, Kevin, and K. Ryan Proctor. (2018). “Cocooned from Crime: The Relationship Between Video Games and Crime.” Society 55(1): 41-52.

Klasik, Daniel, Kristopher Proctor, and Rachel Baker. (2015) “A New Research Framework for US Higher Education.” in Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education, edited by Michael W. Kirst and Mitchell L. Stevens. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Han, Chong-suk, Kristopher Proctor, and Kyung-Hee Choi. (2014). “We Pretend Like Sexuality Doesn’t Exist: Managing Homophobia in Gaysian America.” Journal of Men’s Studies. 22(1): 53-63.

Han, Chong-suk, Kristopher Proctor, and Kyung-Hee Choi. (2014). “I Know a Lot of Gay Asian Men who are Actually Tops.” Sexuality and Culture 18(2): 219-234.

Proctor, Kristopher. (2013). “Sutherland-Tappan Debate.” Encyclopedia of White- Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Proctor, Kristopher. (2013). “Sutherland, Edwin H.” Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, and Robert A. Hanneman. (2012). “The Market Model and the Growth and Decline of Academic Fields in U.S. Four Year Colleges and Universities, 1980-2000.” Sociological Forum 27(2): 275-299.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Kerry Mulligan, Mathew B. Rotondi, and Robert A. Hanneman. (2012). “Declining Academic Fields in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities, 1970-2006.” Journal of Higher Education. 83(4): 582-613.

Brint, Steven, and Kristopher Proctor. (2011). “Middle-Class Respectability in Twenty- First Century America: Work and Lifestyle in the Professional-Managerial Stratum.” Pp. 462-490 in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present, edited by J. J. Yates and J.D. Hunter.New York: Oxford University Press.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Robert A. Hanneman, Kerry Mulligan, Mathew Baron Rotondi, and Scott Patrick Murphy. (2012). “Who are the Early Adopters of New Academic Fields? Comparing Four Theoretical Perspectives on the Institutionalization of Degree Granting Programs in US Four-Year Colleges and Universities.” Higher Education. 61(5): 563-585.

Sanderson, Stephen K., Seth Abrutyn, and Kristopher Proctor. (2010). “Testing the Protestant Ethic Thesis with Quantitative Historical Data: A Research Note.” Social Forces. 89(3): 905-911.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, Lori Turk-Bicakci, and Robert A. Hanneman. (2009). "General Education Models: Continuity and Change in the U.S. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1975-2000." Journal of Higher Education 80(6): 605-642.

Brint, Steven, Lori Turk-Bicakci, Kristopher Proctor, and Scott Patrick Murphy. (2009). "Expanding the Social Frame of Knowledge: The Growth and Distribution of Interdisciplinary Fields in American Colleges and Universities, 1975-2000." Review of Higher Education. 32(2): 155-183.

Han, Chong-suk, and Kristopher Proctor. (2008). “Sexuality.” in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society, edited by Richard T. Schaefer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Proctor, Daniel, Douglas Broadfield, and Kristopher Proctor. (2007). “Quantitative Three-Dimensional Shape Analysis of the Proximal Hallucal Metatarsal Articular Surface in Homo, Pan, Gorilla, and Hylobates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology V(I): 216-224.

Do, Tri, Ester Hudes, Kristopher Proctor, Chong-suk Han, and Kyung-Hee Choi. (2006 ). “HIV Testing Trends and Correlates Among Young Asian and Pacific Islander Men Who Have Sex with Men in Two U.S. Cities.” AIDS Education and Prevention, 18(1): 44-55.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer. “Memory: An Elaboration of Social Learning Theory.” 

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer. “Defensible Theory Integration in Criminology: A Mechanistic Approach.” 

Niemeyer, Richard E., and K. Ryan Proctor. “Planning Crime: A Correction of Social Learning Theory’s Conception of the Matching Function." 

INVITED TALKS

Proctor, K. Ryan. (2014). “General Strain Theory: A Mechanistic Interpretation.” Paper to be presented at the Minding the Gap Symposium: Research at the Intersection of the Life and Social Sciences. Denver, Colorado.  (September 26).

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer. (2017). “Lumping Errors in Differential Association and Social Learning Theories.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer. (2016). “Scientific Fictions and the Case of Deterrence Theory: A Mechanistic Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Campbell, Christopher M., Richard E. Niemeyer, and K. Ryan Proctor. (2016). “When Focusing Deterrence Fails: Examining Differences of Deterrence Effects Among Offender Types.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. New Orleans, Louisiana

Niemeyer, Richard E., and K. Ryan Proctor. (2016). On the Importance of Systemicity: What General Strain Theory Can Learn for the Field of Neuroendocrinology.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. New Orleans, Louisiana

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer (2015).  "Level of Analysis versus Levels of Mechanisms within Mechanistic Explanations." Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Washington, DC..  (November 18-21).

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Kevin J. Mccaffrey. (2015).  "Situational Action Theory and Social Information Processing Theory: A Mechanistic Interfield Integration." Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Washington, DC.  (November 18-21).

Mccaffrey, Kevin J. and K. Ryan Proctor. (2015).  "Violent Videogames and the 1990s Crime Decline." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Washington, DC.  (November 18-21).

Proctor, K. Ryan, and Richard E. Niemeyer. (2014). “Cumulative Scientific Theory Development within Criminology: A Mechanistic Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  San Francisco, California.  (November 19-21).

Niemeyer, Richard E., and K. Ryan Proctor (2014). “The Neuroscience of Self-Regulation: A Toolbox for Developing Cumulative Theory.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  San Francisco, California.  (November 19-21).

Proctor, Kristopher. (2013). “Role-Taking Behavior in Microlevel Theories of Criminal Behavior: A Neurological Perspective.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Atlanta, Georgia. (November 20-23).

Proctor, Kristopher. (2012) “Innovation and Differential Association Theory.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Chicago, Illinois.  (November 14-17).

Niemeyer, Richard Evan, and Kristopher Proctor. (2012). “From Genes to General Strain Theory: How Neuroscience Can Bridge the Explanatory Gap.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Chicago, Illinois. (November 14-17).

Proctor, Kristopher. (2011). “Defining Definitions: A Clarification of Key Concepts within Differential Association Theory.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Washington D.C. (November 16-19).

Proctor, Kristopher, Kirk R. Williams, and Nancy G. Guerra. (2009). “Cognition and Crime: An Integration of Differential Association Theory and an Ecological Social Cognitive Model.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (November 4-7).

Niemeyer, Richard, and Kristopher Proctor. (2009). “The Neuroscience of Neutralization.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology."  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (November 4-7).

Reports 

Proctor, K. Ryan, and David A. Wissmann. (2016). “Department of Law and Justice Studies Program Review Self-Study.” Report written for Avila University.

Stevens, Mitchell L., Kristopher Proctor, Daniel Klasik, and Rachel Baker. “Three Ideas for Broad-Access Higher Education.” Stanford, CA: Stanford University School of Education. https://cepa.stanford.edu/ecology/research

Kirst, Michael W., Kristopher Proctor, and Mitchell L. Stevens. (2011). “Broad-Access Higher Education: A Research Framework for A New Era.” Stanford, CA:Stanford University School of Education. https://cepa.stanford.edu/ecology/research

DATABASES

Steven Brint, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, Kerry Mulligan, Matthew B. Rotondi, and Lori Turk-Bicakci. (2011). The College Catalog Study Database, 1975-2005. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside

Steven Brint, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, Kerry Mulligan, and Matthew B. Rotondi. (2010). The Institutional Data Archive, 1970-2006. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside.

Steven Brint, Lori Turk-Bicakci, Kristopher Proctor, and Scott P. Murphy. (2018). The College Catalog Study Database. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Deviance, Criminology, White-Collar Crime, Corrections, Sociology of Law, Political Crime, Classical Sociological Theory, Sociology of Organizations, Human Institutions, Statistical Analysis.

Professional Service 

Mechanistic Criminology Thematic Panel Organizer. (2016). “The Many Colors of Crime and Justice.” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. New Orleans, LA. November 16-19.

Program Committee Member (Theory). (2016). “Linking Theory and Practice: The Conduct of Sociology.” Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association. Oakland, CA. March 30-April 1.

Organizer and Presider of the Presidential Panel. (2016). “The Sociology of Jonathan H. Turner.” Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association. Oakland, CA. March 30-April 2, 2016.

Mechanistic Criminology Thematic Panel Organizer. (2015). “The Politics of Crime and Justice.” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Washington, D.C. November 18-21.

University Service

2018-Present        Chairperson, Faculty Assembly Committee

2017-Present        Faculty Assembly Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Representative

2012-Present        Institutional Effectiveness Committee

2016                      Chairperson, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Instructional Environment Task Force

2016                      Avila University Transfer Taskforce

2015                      Faculty Assembly Curricular Committee Procedures Taskforce

2015                      Chairperson, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Breadth Requirement Taskforce

2013-14                 Avila University Quality Initiative Taskforce

2013                      Faculty Assembly Explorations of Nature Committee

2013                      Faculty Assembly Interdisciplinary Core Requirement Committee

2012                      Faculty Assembly Foundations Committee

DEPArtmental Service

2012-Present        Departmental Advisor (23-46 students per semester)

2012-18                  Chairperson, Department of Law and Justice Studies

Public Service

2015-17                  Board of Directors. Save, Inc. Kansas City, MO

2013-17                  Program Committee. Save, Inc. Kansas City, MO

2016                       Revenue Taskforce. Save, Inc. Kansas City, MO

2002-4                   West Precinct Advisory Council, Seattle Police Department, Seattle, WA

2003-4                   City-Wide Advisory Council, Seattle Police Department, Seattle, WA

2003-4                   Community Relations Board, King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Seattle, WA

2003-4                   Public Safety Committee, SCIDPDA, Seattle, WA

Awards

2004                      Seattle Police Department Citizen Appreciation Award

Grants

2017                       Faculty Scholarship Small Grant Application. $1300.

2016                       Faculty Scholarship Small Grant Application. $1300.

2015                       Faculty Scholarship Small Grant Application. $1300.

2014                       Faculty Scholarship Small Grant Application. $1300.

2014                       Faculty Scholarship Time Release Grant.

Other Professional Experience

2002-4                   Program Coordinator, Community Action Partnership Community Police Program (SCIDPDA), Seattle, WA

2001                       Contributing Writer, International Examiner Asian American Journal Seattle, WA

2000                      Staff Writer, South Downtown Exchange, Seattle, WA