Patrick Archer

Associate Provost | Professor

Patrick Archer's professional interests include social psychology; the intersections of race, class, and gender; and the construction of social problems.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, Iowa State University, Sociology
  • MA, Northern Illinois University, Sociology
  • BA, Iowa State University, Anthropology and Sociology


Diane Pike, Teresa Ciabattari, Melinda Messineo, Renee Monson, Rifat Salam, Theodore Wagenaar, Jeffrey Chin, Susan Ferguson, Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Patrick Archer, Maxine Atkinson, Jeanne Ballantine, Thomas Calhoun, Paula England, Rebecca Erikson, Andrea Hunt, Kathleen Lowney, Suzanne Maurer, Mary Senter, Steven Sweet (2017). The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers and Online Learning. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Archer, Patrick. 2015. "Towards a Theory of Interest Claims in Constructing Social Problems." Qualitative Sociology Review 11(2): 46-60.Archer, Patrick and Ryan Orr. 2012. "Teaching & Learning Guide for: Class Identification in Review: Past Perspectives and Future Decisions." Sociology Compass 6(1): 97-101.

Archer, Patrick and Ryan Orr. 2011. "Class Identification in Review: Past Perspectives and Future Directions." Sociology Compass 5(1): 104-115.

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Courses Taught

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120 Social Problems
SOC 200 Research Methods in Sociology and Criminal Justice
SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 220 Self & Society
WI-SOC 301 Sociological Theory
SOC 323 Marriage and the Family
SOC 325 Sex and Gender
SOC 340 Race and Ethnicity
WI-SOC 407 Seminar in Sociology

Professional Affiliations

Member of American Sociological Association
Member of Midwest Sociological Society
Member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems


Patrick Archer, PhD

Sociology and Criminal Justice
Ambrose Hall 300C
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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