3229 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
Ph. D., Sociology, Ohio State University, 1978
Corporate and state crime, crime prevention and control strategies, sociological history of the sport of baseball
Softball, running, lifting weights
Ron is a long time peace and justice activist and a founding member of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW). He has been on the executive board of the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society since 1985 and he founded the annual Peace and Justice Education Week at the university in 1983.
Formerly the co-producer and host of the community access television program "WMU Forum" (1987-1995), Ron was also part of the collective that produced the award winning television program "Critical Issues, Alternative Views" which aired on the Public Media Network in Kalamazoo from 2001-11. He is co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Study Group on Climate Change at the WMU Center for the Humanities.