Professor of Sociology, Montclair State University
Professor Ruane has served as her department’s Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising and as the Advisor of the Graduate Program in Applied Sociology. Professor Ruane’s research interests include formal and informal social control mechanisms, domestic violence, media and technology, research methods, and applied sociology. She is the author of Essentials of Research Methods (Blackwell) and has contributed articles to several journals, including Sociological Inquiry, Law and Policy, Communication Research, Sociological Focus, Journal of Applied Sociology, Science as Culture, Simulation and Games, and Virginia Review of Sociology. Over the years, Professor Ruane has gained considerable classroom experience, teaching both introductory and advanced-level sociology courses as well as graduate courses in applied sociology.