CURRICULUM VITAE

William Sims Bainbridge

Suite 1125, National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230
703-292-7470
wbainbri@nsf.gov
wsbainbridge@hotmail.com
http://mysite.verizon.net/wsbainbridge/
May 6, 2011

Education and Positions Held

2006- Co-Director, Human-Centered Computing, National Science Foundation

2005 Adjunct Professor, George Mason University

2005 Director, Social Informatics Program, National Science Foundation

2004-2005 Director, Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics Program, National Science Foundation

2002-2004 Deputy Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation

2001-2002 Director, Knowledge and Cognitive Systems Program, National Science Foundation

2001-2002 Director, Human-Computer Interaction Program, National Science Foundation

2001 Director, Innovation and Organizational Change Program, National Science Foundation

2001 Staff Associate for Management and Planning, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

1999-2000 Senior Science Advisor, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

1997-1999 Science Officer, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

1992-1999 Director, Sociology Program, National Science Foundation

1990-1992 Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Towson University (tenured)

1987-1990 Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University (tenured)

1982-1987 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

1980-1982 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington (tenured)

1975-1980 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

1974-1975 Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Wellesley College

1972-1975 Teaching Fellow and Resident Tutor, Harvard University

1975 Ph.D. in Sociology, Harvard University

1971 B.A. in Sociology, Boston University

Books

2011 The Virtual Future: Science-Fiction Gameworlds. London: Springer, in press.

2010 Online Multiplayer Games. San Rafael, California: Morgan and Claypool.

2010 The Warcraft Civilization. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

2007 Nanoconvergence. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

2007 Across the Secular Abyss. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

2006 God from the Machine: Artificial Intelligence Models of Religious Cognition. Walnut Grove, California: AltaMira.

2002 The Endtime Family: Children of God. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

1997 Sociology. New York: Barron's.

1997 The Sociology of Religious Movements. New York: Routledge.

1996 Religion, Deviance and Social Control. New York: Routledge. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1992 Social Research Methods and Statistics. Belmont, California: Wadsworth. (Including 11 software programs and datasets)

1991 Goals in Space: American Values and the Future of Technology. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

1989 Survey Research: A Computer-Assisted Introduction. Belmont, California: Wadsworth. (Including 9 software programs and datasets)

1987 Sociology Laboratory. Belmont, California: Wadsworth. (Including software with 12 computer simulation programs)

1987 A Theory of Religion. New York: Toronto/Lang. (Rodney Stark and WSB) "Outstanding Scholarship" Award, Pacific Sociological Association, 1993. Reprinted with new preface, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996. Translated into Polish as Teoria Religi, Krakow: Nomos, 2000.

1986 Experiments in Psychology. Belmont, California: Wadsworth. (Including software for the Apple-II and IBM-PC)

1986 Dimensions of Science Fiction. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

1985 The Future of Religion. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Rodney Stark & WSB) "Outstanding Book of the Year" Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1986. Reprinted in Chinese, 2006, China Renmin University Press.

1978 Satan's Power: A Deviant Psychotherapy Cult. Berkeley: University of California Press. Reprinted in Italian translation as Setta Satanica, with an introduction by Massimo Introvigne, 1994. Carnago (Varese), Italia: Sugar-Co Edizioni.

1976 The Spaceflight Revolution. New York: Wiley Interscience. Reprinted with new preface, Malabar, Florida: Krieger, 1983.

Edited Books

2011 Leadership in Science and Technology. Two volumes. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

2010 Online WOrlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual. London: Springer.

2006 Progress in Convergence: Technologies for Human Wellbeing. New York: New York Academy of Sciences. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2006 Nanotechnology: Societal Implications--Maximizing Benefit for Humanity. Berlin: Springer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.nano.gov/nni_societal_implications.pdf

2006 Nanotechnology: Societal Implications--Individual Perspectives. Berlin: Springer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/SocietalImplications/2/si2vii_report.pdf

2006 Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2004 Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction. Great Barrington, Massachusetts: Berkshire.

2003 Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/ConvergingTechnologies/

2001 Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/loyola/nano/societalimpact/nanosi.pdf

Computer Software Manuals

1992 Instructor's Manual for Social Research Methods and Statistics. Belmont, California: Wadsworth.

1989 Instructor's Manual for Survey Research. Belmont, California: Wadsworth.

1987 Instructor's Manual for Sociology Laboratory. Belmont, California: Wadsworth.

1985 Experiments in Sociology. Belmont, California: Wadsworth; second edition, 1987. (with software for both Apple II and IBM-PC)

Book Chapters

2010 "Cognitive Science and the New Atheism," pp. 79-96 in Religion and the New Atheism, edited by Amarnath Amarasingam. Leiden: Brill.

2010 "Economics of Religion," pp. 461-475 in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, edited by John Hinnells. London: Routledge. (Laurence Iannaccone and WSB)

2010 "The Future of Virtual Worlds," pp. 289-302 in Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, edited by William Sims Bainbridge. London: Springer. (WBS, Wayne Lutters, Diana Rhoten, and Henry Lowood)

2010 "New World View," pp 7-20 in Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, edited by William Sims Bainbridge. London: Springer.

2010 "Science, Technology, and Reality in The Matrix Online and Tabula Rasa," pp. 57-70 in Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, edited by William Sims Bainbridge. London: Springer.

2010 "Spore: Assessment of the Science in an Evolution-Oriented Game," pp. 71-86 in Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, edited by William Sims Bainbridge. London: Springer. (John Bohannon, T. Ryan Gregory, Niles Eldredge, and WSB)

2010 "When Virtual Worlds Expand," pp. 237-252 in Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, edited by William Sims Bainbridge. London: Springer.

2009 "Atheism," pp. 319-335 in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, edited by Peter B. Clarke. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2009 "Converging Technologies," pp. 508-510 in A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, edited by Jan Kyrre, Berg Olsen, Stig Andur Pedersen, and Vincent F. Hendricks. Malden, MA; Wiley-Blackwell.

2009 "The Cultural Context of Scientology," pp. 35-51 in Scientology, edited by James R. Lewis. New York: Oxford University Press.

2009 "Personality Enhancement and Transfer," pp. 32-39 in Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People, edited by Peter Healey and Steve Rayner. London: Earthscan.

2009 "Prosperity and the Future of Technology," pp. 502-507 in A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, edited by Jan Kyrre, Berg Olsen, Stig Andur Pedersen, and Vincent F. Hendricks. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

2009 "Science and Religion," pp. 303-318 in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, edited by Peter B. Clarke. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2009 "Virtual Nations," pp. 224-241 in Electronic Constitution, Social, Cultural, and Political Implications, edited by Francesco Amoretti. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

2008 "Computational Affective Sociology," pp. 23–34 in Affect and Emotion in HCI, edited by C. Peter and R. Beale. Berlin: Springer.

2008 "The Convergence of Sociology and Computer Science," pp. 257-278 in Integrating the Sciences and Society: Challenges, Practices, and Potentials, edited by Harriet Hartman. Bingley, UK: JAI.

2007 "New Religious Movements: A Bibliographic Essay," pp. 331-355 in Teaching New Religious Movements, edited by David G. Bromley. New York: Oxford University Press.

2007 "Governing Nanotechnology: Social, Ethical and Political Issues," pp. 1823-1839 in Handbook of Nanotechnology, second edition, edited by Bharat Bhushan. Berlin: Springer.

2007 "New Age Religion and Irreligion," pp. 248-266 in The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, edited by James A. Beckford and N. J. Demerath III. Los Angeles: Sage.

2007 "Technological Convergence from the Nanoscale," pp. 1807-1822 in Handbook of Nanotechnology, second edition, edited by Bharat Bhushan. Berlin: Springer.

2006 "Ethical Considerations in the Advance of Nanotechnology." Pp. 233-241 in Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity, edited by Lynn E. Foster. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

2006 "New Religious Movements: A Bibliographic Essay." In Teaching New Religious Movements, edited by David Bromley. New York: Oxford University Press.

2006 "Nanotechnology and Social Trends," in Nanotechnology: Societal Implications--Individual Perspectives. Berlin: Springer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB), in press.

2006 "Progressive Convergence," pp. 1-7 in Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2006 "Cognitive Technologies," pp. 203-226 in Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2006 "Survey of NBIC Applications," pp. 337-345 in Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2006 "Information Technology for Convergence," pp. 347-368 in Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2005 "The Coming Conflict between Religion and Cognitive Science," pp. 75-87 in Foresight, Innovation, and Strategy: Toward a Wiser Future," edited by Cynthia G. Wagner. Bethesda, Maryland: World Future Society.

2005 "Ethical Considerations in the Advance of Nanotechnology," pp. 233-241 in Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation and Opportunity," edited by Lynn Foster. Prentice Hall.

2005 "New Age Policy." In The New Age, edited by Michaela Moravcikova. Bratislava, Slovakia: Ustav pre Vztahy Statu a Cirkví (Institute for State-Church Relations).

2004 "Early Convergence Research and Education Supported by the National Science Foundation," pp. 150-177 in The Coevolution of Human Potential and Converging Technologies, edited by Mihail C. Roco and Carlo D. Monemagno. New York: New York Academy of Sciences (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1013).

2004 "The Evolution of Semantic Systems," pp. 150-177 in The Coevolution of Human Potential and Converging Technologies, edited by Mihail C. Roco and Carlo D. Monemagno. New York: New York Academy of Sciences (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1013).

2004 "The Future of the Internet: Cultural and Individual Conceptions," pp. 307-324 in Society Online: The Internet in Context, edited by Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

2004 "Progress toward Cyberimmortality," pp. 107-122 in The Scientific Conquest of Death, edited by Immortality Institute. Libros En Red.

2004 "Social and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology," pp. 1135-1151 in Handbook of Nanotechnology Handbook, edited by Bharat Bhushan. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

2003 "Converging Technologies (NBIC)," pp 389-391 in Nanotech 2003: Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show. Boston: Computational Publications.

2003 "Memetics: A Potential New Science," pp. 318-325 in Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance, edited by Mihail C. Roco and William Sims Bainbridge. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer. (Gary Strong and WSB).

2003 "Sacred Algorithms: Exchange Theory of Religious Claims," pp. 21-37 in Defining Religion, edited by David Bromley and Larry Greil. Amsterdam: JAI Elsevier.

2002 "A Prophet's Reward: Dynamics of Religious Exchange," pp. 63-89 in Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, edited by Ted G. Jelen. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

2002 "The Spaceflight Revolution Revisited," pp. 39-64 in Looking Backward, Looking Forward, edited by Stephen J. Garber. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

2002 "Validity of Web-Based Surveys," pp. 51-66 in Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities, edited by Orville Vernon Burton. University of Illinois Press.

2000 "Religious Ethnography on the World Wide Web, " In Religion and the Internet, edited by Jeffrey K. Hadden and Douglas Cowan. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

2000 "Foreword," pp. ix-xiii in Life in the Family: An Oral History of the Children of God by James D. Chancellor. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.

2000 "New Technologies for the Social Sciences," pp. 111-126 in Social Sciences for a Digital World, edited by Marc Renaud. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

1997 "The Omicron Point: Sociological Application of the Anthropic Theory," pp. 91-101 in Chaos and Complexity in Sociology: Myths, Models and Theory edited by Raymond A. Eve, Sara Horsfall, and Mary E. Lee. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

1995 "Strategic Research in the Social Sciences," pp. 207-226 in Vannevar Bush II: Science for the 21st Century, edited by John F. Ahearne. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Sigma Xi.

1993 "New Religions, Science and Secularization," pp. 277-292 in The Handbook of Cults and Sects in America, edited by David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI.

1992 "The Sociology of Conversion," pp. 178-191 in Handbook of Religious Conversion, edited by H. Newton Malony and Samuel Southard. Birmingham, Alabama: Religious Education Press.

1992 "Crime, Delinquency, and Religion," pp. 199-210 in Religion and Mental Health, edited by John F. Schumaker. New York: Oxford University Press.

1991 "Social Construction from Within," pp. 297-310 in The Satanism Scare, edited by James T. Richardson, Joel Best, and David Bromley. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

1989 "Wandering Souls," pp. 237-249 in Exploring the Paranormal, edited by George K. Zollschan, John F. Schumaker and Greg F. Walsh. Bridport, Dorset, England: Prism.

1987 "Science and Religion: The Case of Scientology," pp. 59-79 in The Future of New Religious Movements, edited by David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press.

1985 "Beyond Bureaucratic Policy: The Spaceflight Movement," pp. 153-163 in People in Space, edited by James Everett Katz. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

1985 "Collective Behavior and Social Movements," pp. 492-523 in Sociology by Rodney Stark. Belmont, California: Wadsworth. Reprinted in second edition (1987) and third edition (1989).

1985 "Cultural Genetics," pp. 157-198 in Religious Movements, edited by Rodney Stark. New York: Paragon.

1984 "Utopian Communities: Theoretical and Methodological Issues," pp. 21-35 in The Sacred in a Secular Age, edited by Phillip E. Hammond. Berkeley: University of California Press.

1982 "The Impact of Science Fiction on Attitudes Toward Technology," pp. 121-135 in Science Fiction and Space Futures, edited by Eugene M. Emme. San Diego: American Astronautical Society.

1982 "Religions for a Galactic Civilization," pp. 187-201 in Science Fiction and Space Futures, edited by Eugene M. Emme. San Diego: American Astronautical Society.

1981 "The Rise and Decline of Transcendental Meditation," pp. 135-158 in The Social Impact of New Religious Movements, edited by Bryan Wilson. New York: Rose of Sharon. (WSB and Daniel H. Jackson.

Articles

2011 "Avatars and Virtual Immortality, The Futurist, 45(2): 32-33.

2011 "Secondary Avatars and Semiautonomous Agents," IEEE Intelligent Systems, 26(1): 82-85.

2010 "Burglarizing Nietzsche's Tomb," Journal of Evolution and Technology, 21(1): 37-54.

2010 "Virtual Nature: Environmentalism in Two Multi-player Online Games," Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 4(3).

2010 "Virtual Sustainability," Sustainability, 2(10), 3195-3210.

2010 "Virtual Worlds as Cultural Models," ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 1(1).

2009 "Etopia," ACM netWorker, 13(1): 35-36.

2007 "Converging Technologies and Human Destiny," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 32(3): 197-216.

2007 "Electronic Game Research Methodologies: Studying Religious Implications," Review of Religious Research, 49(1): 35-53. (WSB and Wilma Alice Bainbridge)

2007 "Expanding the Use of the Internet in Religious Research," Review of Religious Research, 49(1): 7-20.

2007 "Creative Uses of Software Errors: Glitches and Cheats," Social Science Computer Review, 25(1): 61-77. (Wilma Alice Bainbridge and WSB)

2007 "The Scientific Research Potential of Virtual Worlds," Science, 317 (27 July): 472-476.

2007 "Trajectories to the Heavens ," Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, 2(3): http://terasemjournals.net/pc0203/wb1.html.

2006 "Cyberimmortality: Science, Religion, and the Battle to Save Our Souls," The Futurist, 40(2): 25-29.

2006 "Strategies for Personality Transfer," Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, 1(4): http://terasemjournals.net/PC0104/bainbridge_01a.html.

2005 "The Colorful Dark Age," TheBlowUp Magazine 3 (Spring/Summer): 50-55.

2005 "Atheism," Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, http://www.bepress.com/ijrr/vol1/iss1/art2/.

2005 "The Transhuman Heresy," Journal of Evolution and Technology, 14(2):http://www.jetpress.org/volume14/bainbridge.html.

2004 "After the New Age," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43: 381-394.

2004 "Sociocultural Meanings of Nanotechnology: Research Methodologies," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 6: 285-299.

2004 "Religion and Science," Futures 36: 1009-1023.

2003 "The Future in the Social Sciences," Futures, 35: 633-650.

2003 "Massive Questionnaires for Personality Capture," Social Science Computer Review 21 (3): 267-280.

2003 "Religious Opposition to Cloning," Journal of Evolution and Technology, 13, www.jetpress.org/volume 13/bainbridge.html.

2002 "Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Integrating from the Nanoscale," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 4(4): 281-295. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB)

2002 "A Question of Immortality," Analog 122(5): 40-49.

2002 "Public Attitudes toward Nanotechnology," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 4: 561-570.

2001 "The Poverty of Nations," Analog 121(3): 47-56.

2000 "The First Martians," Analog 120(7): 81-89.

1999 "Information Infrastructures In the Social Sciences," STI Review 24: 123-135 simultaneously published in French as "L'Infrastructure de L'Information en Sciences Sociales," STI Revue 24: 141-154.

1999 "Cyberspace: Sociology's Natural Domain," Contemporary Sociology, 28(6): 664-667.

1999 "International Network for Integrated Social Science," Social Science Computer Review, 17: 405-420. Reprinted in Social Dimensions of Information Technology, edited by David Garson (Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group Publishing, 2000), pp. 340-356.

1995 "Sociology on the World Wide Web," Social Science Computer Review 13: 508-523.

1995 "Is Apocalyptic Religion Bad for America?" Insight on the News, 11(24), June 19: 19, 21.

1995 "Neural Network Models of Religious Belief," Sociological Perspectives 38: 483-495.

1995 "Minimum Intelligent Neural Device: A Tool for Social Simulation," Mathematical Sociology, 20: 179-192.

1995 "Social Influence and Religious Pluralism," Advances in Group Processes 12: 1-18.

1995 "The Social Information Infrastructure," Social Science Computer Review 13: 171-182.

1994 "Artificial Social Intelligence, Annual Review of Sociology 20: 407-436. (WSB and Edward E. Brent, Kathleen Carley, David R. Heise, Michael W. Macy, Barry Markovsky, John Skvoretz).

1994 "Grand Computing Challenges for Sociology," Social Science Computer Review 12: 183-192.

1991 "The Problem of Spaceflight: A Personal Reflection," Newsletter of the American Sociological Association's Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology 4(1): 4-7.

1990 "Explaining the Church Member Rate," Social Forces 68: 1287-1296.

1989 "The Religious Ecology of Deviance," American Sociological Review 54: 288-295.

1988 "The Inevitability of Belief in the Supernatural," Free Inquiry 8(2): 21-26.

1984 "Computer Simulations of Cultural Drift," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 37: 420-429.

1984 "The Decline of the Shakers: Evidence from the United States Census," Communal Societies 4: 19-34.

1984 "Formal Explanation of Religion: A Progress Report," Sociological Analysis 45: 145-158. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1984 "Religious Insanity in America: The Official Nineteenth-Century Theory," Sociological Analysis 45: 223-240.

1983 "Sex Role Ideology and Delinquency," Sociological Perspectives 26: 253-274. (WSB and Robert D. Crutchfield)

1983 "Attitudes Toward Interstellar Communication: An Empirical Study," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 36: 298-304.

1983 "Crime and Delinquency in the Roaring Twenties," Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 20: 4-23. (Rodney Stark, WSB, Robert Crutchfield, Daniel Doyle, and Roger Finke)

1982 "Women in Science Fiction," Sex Roles 8: 1081-1093.

1982 "Church and Cult in Canada," Canadian Review of Sociology 7: 351-366. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1982 "Shaker Demographics: An Example of the Use of U.S. Census Enumeration Schedules," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21: 352-365.

1982 "Women's Access to Elite Careers: In Search of a Religion Effect," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21: 242-255. (WSB and Laurie Russell Hatch)

1981 "American-Born Sects: Initial Findings," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20: 130-149. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1981 "The 'Consciousness Reformation' Reconsidered," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20: 1-15. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1981 "Cult Membership in the Roaring Twenties," Sociological Analysis 42: 137-162. (Rodney Stark, WSB, and Lori Kent)

1981 "Friendship, Religion, and the Occult," Review of Religious Research 22: 313-327. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1981 "Secularization and Cult Formation in the Jazz Age," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20: 360-373. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1981 "Suicide, Homicide, and Religion: Durkheim Reassessed," Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 5: 33-56. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1981 "A Comment on Daniel Bell's 'Return of the Sacred,'" Free Inquiry 1(4): 26-29.

1980 "The Analytical Laboratory, 1938-1976," Analog 100(1): 121-34.

1980 "Superstitions: Old and New," Skeptical Inquirer 4(4): 18-31. Reprinted in Paranormal Borderlands of Science, edited by Kendrick Frazier. Buffalo: Prometheus, 1981, pp. 46-59. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1980 "Client and Audience Cults in America," Sociological Analysis 41: 199-214. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1980 "Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear," Sociological Analysis 41: 128-136. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1980 "Sectarian Tension," Review of Religious Research 22: 105-124. Reprinted in Religion: North American Style, edited by Patrick H. McNamara. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1984, pp. 118-131. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1980 "Secularization, Revival and Cult Formation," Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 4: 85-199. Reprinted in Cults in Context, edited by Lorne L. Dawson. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1997. (Rodney Stark & WSB)

1980 "Towards a Theory of Religion: Religious Commitment," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19: 114-128. Reprinted in The Psychology of Religion, edited by Bernard Spilka and Daniel N. McIntosh. Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1997, pp. 27-42. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1980 "Networks of Faith: Interpersonal Bonds and Recruitment to Cults and Sects," American Journal of Sociology 85: 1376-1395. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1979 "Cult Formation: Three Compatible Models," Sociological Analysis 40: 285-295. Reprinted in Religion and Religiosity in America, edited by Jeffrey K. Hadden and Theodore E. Long. New York: Crossroad, 1983, pp. 35-53. (WSB and Rodney Stark)

1979 "Cults of America: A Reconnaissance in Space and Time," Sociological Analysis 40: 347-359. (Rodney Stark, WSB, and Daniel P. Doyle)

1979 "Of Churches, Sects, and Cults: Preliminary Concepts for a Theory of Religious Movements," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18: 117-131. Expanded as "Concepts for a Theory of Religious Movements," pp. 3-25 in Alternatives to American Mainline Churches, edited by Joseph H. Fichter. New York: Rose of Sharon, 1983. (Rodney Stark and WSB)

1979 "American Enthusiasm for Spaceflight," Analog 99(7): 59-72. (WSB and Richard Wyckoff)

1979 "In Search of Delusion," Skeptical Inquirer 4(1): 33-39.

1978 "Biorhythms: Evaluating a Pseudoscience," Skeptical Inquirer 2(2): 40-56. Reprinted in Paranormal Borderlands of Science, edited by Kendrick Frazier. Buffalo: Prometheus, 1981, pp. 191-207.

1978 "Chariots of the Gullible," Skeptical Inquirer 3(2): 33-48. Reprinted in Paranormal Borderlands of Science, edited by Kendrick Frazier. Buffalo: Prometheus, 1981, pp. 332-347.

1978 "New Maps of Science Fiction," Analog Yearbook 1: 277-299. (WSB and Murray Dalziel)

1978 "Public Support for the Space Program," Astronautics and Aeronautics 16(6): 60-61, 76. Reprinted in Journal of Contemporary Business 1978, 7(3): 185-189.

1978 "The Shape of Science Fiction," Science-Fiction Studies 5: 164-171. (WSB and Murray Dalziel)

Publications Written under Pseudonyms

Rumilisoun. 2010. "Rebirth of Worlds," Communications of the ACM, 53(12):128.

Catullus. 2008. "Letter to a Supernatural Being," pp. 247-255 in Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty, edited by Andy Miah. Liverpool, England: Liverpool University Press.

Miscellaneous

2009. Photographs, pp. 220-223, 241, 252, 255 in Love, Sex, Fear, Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, edited by Adam Parfrey. Port Townsend, WA: Feral House.

Encyclopedia Essays

In Press A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, Blackwell:
"Converging Technologies"
"Prosperity and the Future of Technology"

In Press International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Macmillan:
"Classical Music"
"Computers: Science and Society"
"Futurology"
"Space Exploration"

2006 Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Blackwell Publishing:
"Computational Sociology," pp. 639-645.

2006 Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Berkshire Publishing Group:
"Computer," pp. 421-426.

2004 Encyclopedia of Leadership, Berkshire:
"Science and Technology"
2005 The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, edited by Bron Taylor. London, Thoemmes Continuum:
"Family, The" pp. 636-637.
"Fertility and Secularization" pp. 656-658.
"Process, The" pp. 1306-1307.
"Science Fiction" pp. 1497-1499.
"Scientology" pp. 1499-1500.
"Technological Immortality" pp. 1624-1626.
"Utopian Communities" pp. 1686-1688.

2004 Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, Berkshire Publishing Group:
"Altair" pp. 10-12.
"Alto" pp. 12-13.
"Asian Script Input" pp. 47-49. (with Erika Ohara Bainbridge)
"Converging Technologies" pp. 126-133.
"Cyborgs" pp. 145-148.
"ENIAC" pp. 220-222.
"Evolutionary Engineering" pp. 244-247.
"Hollerith Card" pp. 326-328.
"Literary Representations" pp. 431-439.
"Mosaic" pp. 454-456.
"Movies" pp. 465-472.
"Personality Capture" pp. 546-551.
"Pocket Computer" pp. 560-562.
"Sociology and HCI" pp. 647-653.
"Tablet Computer" pp. 705-707.
"Three-Dimensional Printing"
pp. 731-734.

2003 Encyclopedia of Community, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage:
"Family, The" (different from below)
"Survival of Intentional Communities"

2001 Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion, Elsevier:
"Children of God"
"Jehovah's Witnesses"
"Kwanzaa"
"Scientology"
"Seventh Day Adventist Church"

2000 The Encyclopedia of Millennial Movements, New York: Routledge:
"Ecstasy," pp. 133-135.
"Science Fiction Literature," pp. 372-374.
"Stress," pp. 398-400.

2000 Contemporary American Religion, New York: Macmillan:
"Belonging"
"Future of Religion"
"Globalization"
"Human Rights"
"Spaceflight"
"Unity"

1996 The Encyclopedia of the Future, New York: Macmillan:
"The Future of Religion"

1994 The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Oxford: Pergamon:
"Ecstatic Religion," volume 3, pp. 1087-1088.
"Evangelism," volume 3, pp. 1181-1183.
"Exchange Theory," volume 3, pp. 1187-1189.
"Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Communication," volume 3, pp. 1200-1203.
"General Semantics," volume 3, p. 1361.
"Homans, George Caspar," volume 3, pp. 1592-1593.
"Hovland, Carl Iver," volume 3, p. 1610.
"Interaction Process Analysis," volume 4, pp. 1709-1710.
"Invented Languages in Literature," volume 4, pp. 1759-1761.
"New Religious Movements," volume 5, pp. 2791-2793.
"Psychotherapy," volume 6, pp. 3408-3411.
"Scientific Nomenclature," volume 7, pp. 3685-3690.
"Semantic Differential," volume 7, pp. 3800-3801.
"Small Group Research," volume 7, pp. 3973-3978.
"Social Psychology of Language," volume 7, pp. 3998-4004.
"Sociology of Language," volume 8, pp. 4023-4033.
"Sociometry," volume 8, pp. 4039-4041.
"Technological Nomenclature," volume 9, pp. 4536-4541.
"Values," volume 9, pp. 4888-4892.

Book Reviews

1999 The Politics of Religious Apostasy, edited by David Bromley, American Journal of Sociology 105: 261-262.

In press, Insane Therapy by Marybeth F. Ayella, Contemporary Sociology.

In press, The Restructuring of American Religion by Robert Wuthnow.

1998 UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth by Benson Saler, Charles A. Ziegler, and Charles B. Moore, Science 279: 671.

1996 The Future Does Not Compute by Stephen L. Talbott, The Information Society 12: 332-333

1996 Computer Technology and Social Issues by G. David Garson, The Information Society 12: 99-100.

1995 Wondrous Events: Foundations of Religious Belief by James McClenon, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34: 533.

1994 The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier by Howard Rheingold, Science 265: 1114.

1993 AI: The Tumultuous History of the Search for Artificial Intelligence by Daniel Crevier, Science 261: 1186.

1993 The Shaker Experience in America by Stephen J. Stein, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

1992 Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research by Harvey M. Sapolsky, Armed Forces and Society 18: 136-139.

1992 Questions about Questions: Inquiries into the Cognitive Basis of Surveys edited by Judith Tanur, Science 259: 248-249.

1991 The Good Society by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton, Books and Religion 18(3): 13, 15, 26, 28.

1991 Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Ann Braude; Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England by Tanya M. Luhrmann; Through the Labyrinth: Stories of the Search for Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life by Peter Occhiogrosso, Books and Religion 18(4): 17-18, 26-27.

1989 Salvation and Suicide by David Chidester and Gone From the Promised Land by John R. Hall, Sociological Analysis 50: 191-192.

1989 Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion by Marc Galanter, Science 246: 271-272.

1988 Cult Archaeology and Creationism edited by Francis B. Harrold and Raymond A. Eve, Science 240: 1048.

1987 Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action by Roy Wallis and Steve Bruce, Sociological Analysis 48: 177-178.

1986 Religion in Strange Times by Ronald B. Flowers, Contemporary Sociology 15: 144-145.

1986 Witchcraft and Religion by Christina Larner, Contemporary Sociology 15: 298-299.

1985 Technological Utopianism in American Culture by Howard P. Segal, Communal Societies 5: 208-210.

1985 Utopias edited by Peter Alexander and Roger Gill, Contemporary Sociology 14: 127-128.

1983 Folk Devils and Moral Panics by Stanley Cohen, Sociology and Social Research 67: 229-230.

1983 Violence and Religious Commitment edited by Ken Levi, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22: 96.

1982 In Gods we Trust edited by Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony, Review of Religious Research 24: 75-76.

1982 The New Vigilantes by Anson D. Shupe and David G. Bromley, Social Forces 60: 955-957.

1982 Prison Homosexuality by Alice Propper, Social Forces 61: 633-635.

1981 Moonies in America by David G. Bromley and Anson D. Shupe, and Science, Sin and Scholarship, edited by Irving Louis Horowitz, Social Forces 60: 634-636.

1981 Technological and Social Change by Jacob Fried and Paul Molnav, Contemporary Sociology 10: 324-325.

1980 Organized Miracles by James T. Richardson, Mary White Stewart, and Robert B. Simmonds and Sacred Journeys by James V. Downton, Social Forces 59: 301-303.

1979 Ethnopsychiatry by George Devereux, Social Science Quarterly 60: 352-353.

1979 Technology as a Social and Political Phenomenon, edited by Philip L. Bereano, Contemporary Sociology 8: 325-326.

1977 Investigative Social Research by Jack Douglas, Social Forces 56: 300-301.

1976 God's Blueprints by John McKelvie Whitworth, American Journal of Sociology 81: 1555-1556.

Interviews

1987 With George C. Homans, Sociology Lives 3(3): 5-11.

1987 With David Riesman, Sociology Lives 3(4): 5-14.

Awards

2008 William F Ogburn Career Achievement Award, American Sociological Association

2002 Director's Award for Collaborative Integration, National Science Foundation.

2001 "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" award, National Science Foundation, for ITR initiative.

1999 Director's Award for Collaborative Excellence, National Science Foundation

1998 Director's Award for Program Management Excellence, National Science Foundation

1993 Performance Award, National Science Foundation.

1993 "Outstanding Scholarship" award of the Pacific Sociological Association for A Theory of Religion.

1991 Grant to Establish Teaching Computer Laboratory, National Science Foundation.

1991 Summer Research Stipend, Towson State University.

1991 University Lecture Series Lectureship, Towson State University.

1990 Grant to Establish Teaching Computer Laboratory, Harley W. Howell Charitable Foundation.

1990 Arts and Sciences Lectureship, Illinois State University.

1987 University Research Initiative Award, Illinois State University.

1986 "Outstanding Book of the Year" award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for The Future of Religion.

Teaching

Courses Taught:
Introductory Sociology
Social Problems
Deviance
Field Research Methods
Survey Research Methods
Small Groups
Social Movements
Sociological Research Methods
Sociology of Religion
Technology and Society
Social Implications of Science
Graduate Sociological Theory
Graduate Sociological Research Methods

Committees and Administration

Sociology Department, Harvard University:
Committee on Higher Degrees, 1973-1974, 1986-1987
Methodology Committee, 1973-1975
Committee on Undergraduate Education, 1974-1975, 1982-1983
Coordinator of Graduate Student Activities, 1973-1975
Curriculum Committee, 1983-1984
Graduate Student Admissions, 1984-1985
Junior Faculty Search Committee, 1985-1986

Sociology Department, University of Washington:
Admissions and Awards Committee, 1976-1977
University Committee on Human Subjects Procedures, 1977-1978
Social Science Council, 1978-1979, 1980-1981
Center for Law and Justice, 1980-1982
Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, 1981-1982
Director of Undergraduate Studies, 1978-1982

College of Education, University of Washington:
Social Sciences Field Committee, 1980-1982
Council on Teacher Education, 1980-1982

Illinois State University:
Special Advisor on Computer Software to the Dean, 1987-1990
Sociology Program, Long-Range Planning Committee, 1988-1990
Honors Council, 1988-1990
College Computer Advisory Committee, 1989-1990

American Sociological Association:
Microcomputing Section Program Chair, 1989-1990
Microcomputing Section Publications Chair, 1989-1991
Microcomputing Section Chair, 1992-1993

Social Science Computing Association:
President-Elect, 1993-1994; President 1994.

Towson State University:
Center for Suburban and Regional Studies, 1990-1992
Majors Assessment Resource Subcommittee, 1991-1992.

Division of Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, National Science Foundation:
Human Capital Initiative Committee 1992-1996
Initiative Council, Chair, 1996-1997
Decision Council, 1996-1997
Webmaster, 1996-1997

Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, NSF:
Webmaster, 1999-2000
Fastlane Working Group, 2000

National Science Foundation:
High Performance Computing and Communications Coordinating Committee, 1993-1996.
Fastlane Internal Implementation Group, 1996-1997, 1999.
Knowledge Networking Committee, 1996-1999.
Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Working Group, 1996-1997.>
Computational Challenges Working Group, 1997-1997.

Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence Working Group, 1998-1999.
Information Technology Research Initiative, 1999-
Strategic Plan Integration Group, 1999-2000.
Faculty Early Career Coordinating Committee, 2002-

Federal Government, Interagency Committees:
Digital Library Initiative, 1996-2002
Computing Applications Council, 1996-1997.
Children's Initiative Working Group, 1999.
Human Computer Interaction and Information Management Coordinating Group, 2000-
Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications Coordinating Group, 2000-2001.
Information Technology Grand Challenge Task Force, 2003.

Manuscript and Proposal Reviews

Reviewed numerous article manuscripts for:
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
American Sociologist
Armed Forces and Society
Communal Societies
Criminology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Spectrum
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Qualitative Sociology
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion
Review of Religious Research
Skeptical Inquirer
Social Forces
Social Psychology Quarterly (Sociometry)
Social Science History
Social Science Quarterly
Social Science Research
Sociological Focus
Sociological Perspectives (Pacific Sociological Review)
Sociological Theory
Sociology of Religion (Sociological Analysis)
Western Sociological Review

Reviewed book manuscripts for:
Addison-Wesley
Dorsey Press
Harvard University Press
Mayfield
Prentice-Hall
Random House
Rose Monograph Series, ASA
Rutgers University Press
State University of New York Press
Wadsworth

Reviewed research proposals for:
Templeton Foundation
Fetzer Institute
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Editorships

Special issue of Futures, 2009, on the future of space exploration.

Special issue of Futures, 2004, on the future of religion.

Special issue of Social Science Computer Review, Summer 1994, Volume 13, Number 2.

Sociology Editor The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Oxford: Pergamon, 1994.

Newsletter Editor for Microcomputing Section, ASA, 1989-1991

Biographical Notes

Contemporary Authors, 1987, Volume 120, pp. 120-121.

Who's Who in the East.

Who's Who in America.

Who's Who in the World.