Areas of expertise
- Collective Behavior
- Social Movements
- Mathematical models of the diffusion of social behaviors
Dan Myers is a Professor of Sociology in the University of Notre Dame. Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University before completing a master’s and doctorate in sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
He is a well-known expert in the study of collective behavior and social movements, having published several books and numerous scholarly articles dealing with protest, rioting, and mathematical models of the diffusion of social behaviors. His current project, which was launched with a grant from the National Science Foundation, reexamines racial unrest in the United States from 1960–1975. In 2006, he founded Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Social Movements. Myers is a popular and innovative teacher who has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Notre Dame.
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