Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:38:22 PM Mon, 27 Jul 2015 
 Cynthia M Cready
 Contact Information
Cynthia M Cready
Associate Professor-Sociology
 
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Sociology, 1155 Union Circle # 311157, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationChilton Hall, Room No.: 390B 
Email  cready@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-8791    Fax No: (940) 369-7035   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Sociology Texas A&M University, College Station 2002
Master of Science Department of Sociology Texas A&M University, College Station 1994
Bachelor of Arts Department of Sociology, magna cum laude Georgia State University, Atlanta 1979
Associate of Arts Academic Commendation Kennesaw State University Marietta, Georgia 1977
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Summer 8W1 2015SOCI3280900Quantitative Data Analysis Download Syllabus
Fall 2014SOCI3280900Quantitative Data Analysis Download Syllabus
Summer 8W1 2014SOCI3280900Quantitative Data Analysis Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3280001Quantitative Data Analysis Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI6200791Seminar on Research Methods3 
Spring 2010SOCI6200001Seminar on Research Methods42 
Fall 2011SOCI6500792Seminar on Social Organization and Disorgani  
Fall 2011SOCI6500002Seminar on Social Organization and Disorgani  
Fall 2011SOCI5260793Topics in Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI5260003Topics in Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI5210791INTRO SOCIAL STAT  
Fall 2011SOCI5210001INTRO SOCIAL STAT  
Fall 2011SOCI4260004Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI6500792Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization3 
Fall 2010SOCI6500002Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization18 
Fall 2010SOCI5260793Topics in Sociology3 
Fall 2010SOCI5260003Topics in Sociology18 
Fall 2010SOCI5210791INTRO SOCIAL STAT3 
Fall 2010SOCI5210001INTRO SOCIAL STAT51 
Fall 2009SOCI5210791INTRO SOCIAL STAT3 
Fall 2009SOCI5210001INTRO SOCIAL STAT54 
Fall 2009SOCI4880001Quantitative Methods of Social Research132 
Fall 2009SOCI4260003Topics in Sociology120 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
1 Elder Health and Care
 
2 Quantitative Methods
 
3 Racial/Ethnic Differentiation and Inequality
 
4 Family
 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2014-PresentAssociate ChairDepartment of SociologyCollege of Arts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2013-PresentDirector of Graduate StudiesDepartment of SociologyCollege of Arts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2008-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of SociologyCollege of Public Affairs & Community Service (PACS)University of North Texas
2002-2008Assistant ProfessorDepartment of SociologyCollege of Public Affairs & Community Service (PACS)University of North Texas
2000-2002LecturerDepartment of SociologyCollege of Public Affairs & Community Service (PACS)University of North Texas
1995-1999Research AssistantDepartments of Sociology & Rural Sociology Texas A&M
1997Teaching AssistantDepartment of Sociology Texas A&M
1992-1994Research AssistantDepartment of Sociology Texas A&M
1991Teaching AssistantDepartment of Sociology Texas A&M
1985-1988Research AssociateProgram on Aging, School of Public Health University of North Carolina
1985-1986Research AssistantProgram on Aging, School of Public Health University of North Carolina
1984Teaching AssistantDepartment of Sociology University of North Carolina
1980-1983Graduate AssistantDepartment of Sociology University of North Carolina
1982Research Assistant Center for Urban and Regional StudiesUniversity of North Carolina
1981Research AssistantResearch Division Southern Baptist Home Mission Board, Atlanta, Georgia
1980Coder/Research AssistantAlternative Health Services Project (for the aged) Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, Atlanta
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015403030
2013-2014404020
2012-2013503020
2011-2012503020
2010-2011503020
2009-2010504010
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2015
Published
"Community Influences on Married Women's Safer Sex Negotiation Attitudes in Bangladesh: A Multilevel Analysis"
doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0572-7
Syeda S. Jesmin and Cynthia M. Cready
Archives of Sexual Behavior
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2015
Published
"Microloans and Women's Freedom of Physical Mobility: Evidence from India"
doi: 10.1163/15691497-12341349
Swati Singh and Cynthia M. Cready
Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2014
Published
"Can a Woman Refuse Sex if Her Husband Has a Sexually Transmitted Infection?: Attitudes toward Safer Sex Negotiation among Married Women in Bangladesh"
doi: 10.1080/13691058.2014.901561
Syeda S. Jesmin and Cynthia M. Cready
Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention, and Care
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2014
Published
"Environment and Subjective Well-Being of Rural Chinese Elderly: A Multilevel Analysis"
doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu050
Dale E. Yeatts, Cynthia M. Cready, Xiaomei Pei, Yuying Shen, Hao Luo
Journal of Gerontology, Series B
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
“Geographic Distance, Contact, and Family Perceptions of Quality Nursing Home Care”
doi: 10.111/jocn.12016
Jennifer L. Dillman, Dale E. Yeatts, and Cynthia M. Cready
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2014 2014 “Caregiver Perceptions of Wandering in a Family Member with Dementia” (Patricia Dickson* (presenter) and Cynthia M. Cready (also present)), Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, April 3-4, 2014.
2014 2014 “Promoting Fitness, Health, Families, and Community among Elders: An Exploratory Study” (Jean A. Seward (presenter), Shigeaki Meguro, Cynthia M. Cready (also present), and Rudy Ray Seward (also present)), Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, April 3-4, 2014.
2013 2013 “Village Sustainability and Subjective Well-Being of the Rural Chinese Elderly: A Multilevel Analysis Using the CHARLS Pilot Data” (Dale E. Yeatts (presenter), Cynthia M. Cready (also present), Xiaomei Pei (also present), Yuying Shen, Hao Luo), The 20th IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Coex, Seoul, Korea, June 23-27, 2013.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2004-2007Phase II: "Empowering Nursing Home Staff: Measuring the Impact of Self-Managed Work Teams"The Commonwealth Fund$167,654Co-PICompleted
2002-2004Phase I: “Employee Empowerment in Nursing Homes: Development and Impact of Self-Managed Work TeamsThe Commonwealth Fund$189,142Co-PICompleted
1999-2000“1999 Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education.”Spencer Foundation$20,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013Collaboration between Faculty at Zhejiang University and UNT: Factors ...Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund$6,000Co-PICompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
"Regression Analysis and Techniques" (Graduate)--University of North Texas
 

“Advanced Quantitative Methods” (Graduate)—University of North Texas
 

“American Society” (Undergraduate)—University of North Carolina
 

“Demographic Techniques I” (Graduate)—University of North Texas
 

“Introduction to Social Statistics” (Graduate)—University of North Texas
 

“Introduction to Sociology” (Undergraduate)—Texas A&M
 

“Multivariate Analysis” (Graduate)—University of North Texas
 

“Quantitative Methods in Social Research (Undergraduate)”—University of North Texas
 

“Sociology of Education” (Graduate Seminar)—University of North Texas
 

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-PresentUNT, CAS, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor Search CommitteeChair 
2013-PresentUNT, CAS, Department of Sociology, Health and Illness Concentration CommitteeMember 
2011-PresentUNT, CAS, Department of Sociology Personnel Affairs CommitteeElected Member 
2008-PresentUNT, CAS, Department of Sociology, Stratification/Inequality Concentration CommitteeMember 
2011-2012Organizing Committee for Rudy Ray Seward Retirement ReceptionCo-Chair 
2011-2012UNT PACS, AGER PHD Program Review CommitteeChair 
2002-2012Federation of North Texas Area Universities (University of North Texas/Texas Woman’s University), Departments of Sociology, Methods/Statistics Examining CommitteeChair 
2011UNT PACS, Department of Sociology Lecturer Search CommitteeMember 
2009-2011UNT PACS, Personnel Affairs CommitteeElected Member 
2010UNT PACS, Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Search CommitteeMember 
2010UNT PACS Search Committee Assistant Director of Proposal Development and DesignMember 
2008-2009UNT PACS, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor Search CommitteeChair 
2008UNT PACS, Department of Sociology, Graduate Admissions CommitteeMember 
2006UNT PACS, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor Search CommitteeMember 
2003UNT PACS, Department of Sociology, Ad-Hoc Student Appeals CommitteeMember 
2002UNT PACS, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor Search CommitteeMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2013-2014International Sociological AssociationSession Co-Organizer and Co-Chair 
2013-2014Southwestern Sociological AssociationPresident 
2012-2013Southwestern Sociological AssociationPresident-Elect and Program Chair 
2011-2012Southwestern Sociological AssociationVice President 
 American Public Health AssociationMember 
 Texas Public Health AssociationMember 
 International Association of Gerontology and GeriatricsMember 
 Gerontological Society of AmericaMember 
 American Sociological AssociationMember 
 American Society of AgingMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2014College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence AwardCollege of Arts & Sciences, University of North Texas
2013Distinguished Paper AwardSouthwestern Sociological Association
2013-2014Faculty Leadership FellowUniversity of North Texas
2012Recognized Faculty List, Honor's DayUniversity of North Texas
2005Co-authored article was selected (one of 34 out of hundreds published by Milbank Quarterly since its inception in 1923) for reprint in a special edition of the Milbank Quarterly (2005. 83(4); see www.milbank.org/cent.html).Milbank Quarterly
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2013-2014Southwestern Sociological AssociationPresident 
2013-2014International Sociological Association Committee on Sociology of AgingSession Co-Organizer and Co-Chair 
2012-2013Southwestern Sociological AssociationPresident-Elect and Program Chair 
2012Southwestern Sociological AssociationSession Organizer and Chair 
2011-2012Southwestern Sociological AssociationVice President 
2011Southwestern Sociological AssociationSession Organizer and Chair 
2010International Sociological Association Committee on Family ResearchSession Organizer and Chair 
2009International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting UNT College of Education Center for Parent EducationSymposium Chair 
2008International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting, UNT College of Education Center for Parent EducationAd-Hoc Reviewer: Professional Meeting 
2008International Sociological Association Committee on Family ResearchAd-Hoc Reviewer: Professional Meeting 
2006Texercise Fun Walk and Texercise Booth, Lewisville (Texas) Senior Information and Health FairVolunteer 
2006Texercise Booth, Lewisville, TexasVolunteer 
2005XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Research Committee on Family Research RC06Ad-Hoc Reviews: Professional Meeting 
toggle toggle Additional Information
CITATIONS
January 1989-January 2014. Google Scholar Citations count (determined using Harzing’s (2007) Publish or Perish software: http//www.harzing.com/pop.htm): eight hundred eighty-eight (888) other publications have cited my scholarly work (i.e., 1 book, 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 peer-reviewed book chapters, 2 research reports, and 1 presentation). This body of scholarly work has a Hirsch or h-index of 13.




RESEARCH REPORTS, TECHNICAL REPORTS & WORKING PAPERS:
Twenty-three co-authored research reports for 11 north Texas nursing homes. Served as first author on 11 of the reports and directed students on others. Co-authors include Amy DeWitt, Melissa Gosdin, Helen F. Potts, Beth Ray, and Dale E. Yeatts. The first report was completed in 2002, 6 in 2003, 4 in 2004, 10 in 2005, and 1 in 2006. (Average length = 30 pages).



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