Ryan Seebruck

Ph.D (2015), Sociology, University of Arizona

Statistician, Department of Homeland Security


I specialize in both methodological and theoretical course work. I have received extensive training in statistics and research methodology--both quantitative and qualitative--in a variety of areas, including international comparative research, survey and research design, sampling and weighting, regression analysis, spatial econometrics, social network analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, and data visualization. I have extensive programming experience in R and Stata and have taught international programming workshops. In addition to teaching statistics and research methods, I have theoretical and applied experience in inequality, education, social network theory, organizational theory, social movements, terrorism, and international trade.



Professional workshops taught as a statistician for the U.S. government:


R Programming for Statistical Analysis

A week-long, intensive seminar covering data wrangling and cleanup, project management, functional programming, and advanced methodological topics such as sampling and weighting.



Undergraduate courses taught at the University of Arizona:


Social Networks (SOC 430)

Methodological and theoretical overview of social network analysis and its application to studying the structure of ties.


Complex Organizations (SOC 422)

Theories and research regarding large-scale organization and their relations to the individual and society.


Sociology of Terrorism (SOC 414)

Social science theories and research concerning the causes of international terrorism, state terrorism, and social revolutions.


Collective Behavior and Social Movements (SOC 313)

The study of riots, panics, crazes, reform and revolutionary movements, their origins, social bases, careers, and consequences.


World Populations (SOC 189)

Basic concepts of population studies, analysis of social trends, problems and solutions in relation to environmental factors, with reference to both advanced and developing nations.