March 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Sociology-Criminology and History Alum on Being a Professor: ‘I’ve Got a Great Job’

“I’ve got a great job, have great students, love doing research, and I get to work on my own schedule,” says Ohio University alum John Boman ’07, Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming. “It’s hard to separate out just one part of being a ‘professor’ that’s my favorite.”

John Boman

John Boman

Boman graduated with a B.A. in Sociology-Criminology and B.A. in History in 2007 from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. He went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

He is in his third year in the University of Wyoming in the Department of Criminal Justice doing peer, social network, theory-based research.

Last August, Boman married Stephanie Ksionzyk ’07 (B.A. Anthropology, minors in Political Science and History).  John Jenkins ’07 (B.A. Sociology-Criminology, minor in Anthropology) was best man.

Groom, bride, and best man: John Boman ('07), Stephanie Ksionzyk ('07), John Jenkins ('07) in August 2015

John Boman (’07), Stephanie Ksionzyk (’07), John Jenkins (’07) in August 2015

Boman co-wrote an October 2015 article in Crime & Delinquency, “Hirschi’s Redefined Self-Control: Assessing the Implications of the Merger Between Social- and Self-Control Theories.”

Abstract: The merger of Hirschi’s social bonding and Gottfredson and Hirschi’s self-control theories has resulted in a recent redefinition of self-control as the “tendency to consider the full range of potential costs of a particular act.” The present study clarifies the implications of Hirschi’s redefinition, advances a new measure of redefined self-control, and provides an empirical test of key hypotheses using data from a Midwestern sample of adolescents. Results indicate that the alternative measure of redefined self-control has predictive validity. Although redefined self-control and social bonds are not the same thing, they are moderately correlated. Net of controls, redefined self-control has a significant direct effect on marijuana use and partially mediates the effect of social bonds.



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