Shawn Dorius standing in a river waving a stick

Shawn F. Dorius

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Dorius has conducted research in the areas of comparative demography, world culture, global social change, and research methods. These days, his research focuses on social demography, community well-being, computational social science methods, and comparative attitudes toward China. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Institutes of Health. He teaches courses in demography, international development, research methods, and community sociology. Prior to arriving at Iowa State University, Dr. Dorius was a postdoctoral scholar at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan and a research associate at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2010-13
  • PhD, Sociology & Demography, Pennylvania State University, 2010
  • MS, Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • BS, Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1998