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Novak, Katherine

Professor - Sociology
Sociology

kbnovak@butler.edu
317/940-6176

Jordan Hall - 371



Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Youth and Adolescent Substance Use, Criminology, Social Psychology, Mental Health, and Quantitative Research Methods

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Recent Publications:

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B.  2013.  Individual and Society: Sociological Social Psychology. Routledge.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B.  2013.  "The Effects of Public Self-Consciousness and Embarrassability on College Student Drinking:  Evidence in Support of a Protective Self-Presentational Model."  The Journal of Social Psychology 153(1):109-122.  

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2011. "Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience, Locus of Self, and College Undergraduates' Drinking Patterns." Sociological Inquiry, 81:477-494.

Crawford, Lizabeth A., and Novak, Katherine B. 2010. “Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience as Moderators of the Effects of Perceived Campus Drinking Norms on Levels of Alcohol Use Among College
Undergraduates." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 54:69-86.

Novak, Katherine B. and Crawford, Lizabeth A. 2010. “Routine Activities as Determinants of Gender
Differences in Delinquency." Journal of Criminal Justice 38(5):913-920.

Menendez-Alarcon, Antonio V. and Novak, Katherine B. 2010. “Latin American Immigrants in Indianapolis: Perceptions of Prejudice and Discrimination.” Latino Studies. 8:93-120.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2008. “Parent-Child Relations and Peer Associations
as Mediators of the Family Structure – Substance Use Relationship.” Journal of Family Issues. 29(2):155-184.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2007. “Resisting Peer Pressure: Characteristics Associated with Other-Self Discrepancies in College Students’ Levels of Alcohol Consumption.” Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 51:35-62.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2006. “Alcohol Abuse as a Rite of Passage: The Effects
of Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience on Undergraduates’ Drinking Behaviors.”
Journal of Drug Education. 36(3):193-212.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2004. “Reactivity to Conspicuousness and Alcohol Use Among College Students: The Moderating Effect of Alcohol Expectancies.” Addictive Behaviors. 29(9):1845-1849.

Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Novak, Katherine B. 2002. “Parental and Peer Influences on Adolescent Drinking: The Relative Impact of Attachment and Opportunity.” Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 12(1):1-26

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Courses Taught: Research Methods Seminar; Statistics for Social Science; Crime and Society; Mental Illness, Culture and Society; and Self and Society


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees
Ph.D. in Sociology, Indiana University; M.A. in Sociology, Indiana University; B.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Psychology, Indiana University