Dr. Kevin Breault: Brief Academic Biography
Dr. Breault has a B.A. from Reed College, a M.A. from the
of Washington, and a Ph.D. from
the University of Chicago, perhaps the leading department
of sociology in the world, from which he graduated first with a perfect
gpa and was the department's nominee for the prestigious Harper Fellowship.
At Chicago, Dr. Breault was one of only a few students in the modern
period to get a paper published in the American Journal of
Sociology. Since Chicago Dr. Breault has had a fellowship at
the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and
has taught at
University of Cincinnati,
University, Austin Peay State University and has been at MTSU
since 1999. Dr. Breault is a tenured
full professor and has been Director of Graduate Studies at MTSU, and
the Chair of the Sociology Program at Austin Peay State Univ.
Professor Breault has dozens of publications and has published in
all the major journals in sociology, American Sociological Review,
American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces.
Some other journals include: Journal of Quantitative Criminology,
British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Marriage and the
Family, Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, Archives of Suicide Research, International Journal of Men's Health, and Social Science
Research. His major
interest is in social epidemiology and explores the social forces that
are related to morbidity and mortality.
He is internationally known for research on homicide, suicide,
religious participation in the
social control theory, and Emile Durkheim, the founder of scientific
sociology. Dr. Breault has
been noted in various publications including Who's Who in America
, he has hundreds of
citations in the periodical literature and books, and dozens of media
appearances, including televisions, newspapers and radio.
Indeed, Dr. Breault likely has more quality citations, citations based
on papers published in leading journals, than any other faculty member at MTSU.
Dr. Breault has also published more than 20 papers with current and
former students. He does
consulting work and his avocations include writing children's books,
playing chess, and he is a competitive birder with a ranking in the American Birding Association.
Dr. Breault is married to a lawyer who does corporate work and has a
child in college.