Dr. Sarah Whiteford

Hartwick’s Whiteford Presents Third Installment in Faculty Lecture Series

November 8, 2013

Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Sarah Whiteford will present a talk titled "Adolescent Female Substance Use: An Examination of Male Peer Influences and Parental Control" during the third lecture of the 2013-14 Faculty Lecture Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Bresee Hall's Eaton Lounge. The lecture is free, light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Central to many theories of deviance and delinquency are peer and familial influences on behavior. Using substance use as an indicator of adolescent deviance, the effects of male friends, romantic partners, and sexual partners on female substance abuse will be addressed. Attendees will learn about the effects of male peers, how those effects differ from the effects of female peers, and how parental control may influence the effects peers have on adolescent female substance use.

Throughout the lecture series, faculty members discuss recent research in their fields, focusing on physics, politics, religion, art, economics, biology, psychology and more.

Upcoming lectures in the series (subject to change) include:

Thursday, December 5, 2013: Associate Professor of French Dr. Mark Wolff, Recycled and Recomposed Fiction: Exploring a Large Document Collection with Alignment Visualization and Topic Modeling

Wednesday, February 19, 2014: Professor of English Dr. David Cody: "'One last and horrible scream': Hawthorne's Science Fictions"

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Professor of History Dr. Peter Wallace, "The Finninger Affair: The Imperial City of Mulhouse (Alsace) Suspended between the Swiss Confederation and the Holy Roman Empire: 1580-1602"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Sanjeewa Gamagedara: "Investigation of Biomarkers for Non-Invasive Early Diagnosis of Cancer"

Thursday, May 8, 2014: Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Sara Rinfret: "Engaging Students in Environmental Policymaking"

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Development Acting Chair Dr. Matthew Voorhees at 607-431-4387 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031