Timothy A. Crippen

Tim Crippen
  • Professor
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Academic Degrees

    • M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    • A.B., Indiana University, Fort Wayne
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Evolution and Social Behavior
    • Sociological Theory
    • Stratification Systems in Human Societies

Timothy Crippen, Professor of Sociology, earned a Ph.D. (1982) and an M.A. (1976) in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, after receiving an A.B. (1974) in sociology at Indiana University, Fort Wayne. The principal focus of his teaching and research is in the areas of sociological theory and evolutionary behavioral science. He currently is engaged in research on the evolution of human pair-bonding and sex-differentiated behavior and has expertise in the evolution of stratification systems in human societies. Dr. Crippen has published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as Social Forces, Sociological Perspectives, Human Nature, International Review of Sociology, Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales, and Journal of Political and Military Sociology. He also has co-authored a book on Crisis in Sociology: The Need for Darwin (1999).

Dr. Crippen has made many presentations and organized several panel sessions at meetings for various professional societies. He is an active member of the Southern Sociological Society, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Human Ethology Society, and the American Sociological Association, where he serves as a council member of the Evolution and Sociology section. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of the journal Social Forces. His biographical sketch appears in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, and Marquis Who’s Who in American Education.