Gerald Roman Nowak III

Gerald Roman  Nowak III
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • Master of Arts, Wayne State University 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wayne State University 2017
  • Associate of Applied Science, Schoolcraft Community College 2015
  • Associate of Arts, Schoolcraft Community College, 2014

CURRICULUM VITAE

Gerald Roman Nowak III

BIOGRAPHY

Gerald Nowak III is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University.  He earned his Master of Arts in sociology at Wayne State University.  Currently, Mr. Nowak serves as the graduate student coordinator for the Family and Population Health (FPH) Laboratory.  Founded by Lab Director, Dr. Hui “Cathy” Liu, the Family and Population Health Laboratory is an organization wherein students and faculty work in collaboration on matters of professional development.  Areas that are currently under investigation at FPH include mental, physical, and cognitive health; family; gender and sexuality; social networks; health disparities; and aging and the life course.  In his individual research pursuits, Mr. Nowak specializes in the study of mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety) and how such phenomena may be exacerbated by circumstances associated with aging.  Through the examination of longitudinal, population-level data, his individual investigation has recently been dedicated to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of Americans who are ages 65 and older.  Once he has earned his PhD, Mr. Nowak aspires to compete for a tenure-system faculty position at a research-focused institution of higher learning.

PUBLICATIONS

Liu, Hui, Molly Copeland, Gerald R. Nowak III, William J. Chopik, and Jeewon Oh. Forthcoming. “Marital Status Differences in Loneliness among Older Americans during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Population Research and Policy Review.

Copeland, Molly, Gerald R. Nowak III, and Hui Liu. Forthcoming. Social Participation and Self-Reported Depression during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Older Adults. Forthcoming. Aging & Mental Health.

Cabrera, Laura. Y., Gerald R. Nowak III, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “Last Resort Interventions?: A Qualitative Study of Psychiatrists’ Experience with and Views on Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Psychiatric Quarterly 92(2):419–30. doi: 10.1007/s11126-020-09819-1.

Cabrera, Laura Y., Gerald R. Nowak III, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders’ Perceived Risks and Benefits of Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Health, Risk & Society 23(5–6):217–35. doi: 10.1080/13698575.2021.1979194.

Brewster, Zachary W., Kenneth Gourlay, and Gerald Roman Nowak. 2021. “Are Black Restaurant Servers Tipped Less Than White Servers? Three Experimental Tests of Server Race Effects on Customers’ Tipping Behaviors.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly 19389655211036652. doi: 10.1177/19389655211036652.

 Brewster, Zachary W., and Gerald Roman Nowak. 2021. “Racialized Workplaces, Contemporary Racial Attitudes, and Stereotype Endorsement: A Recipe for Consumer Racial Profiling.” Sociological Perspectives 64(3):343–64. doi: 10.1177/0731121420946775.

 Cabrera, Laura. Y., Gerald Roman Nowak, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “Last Resort Interventions?: A Qualitative Study of Psychiatrists’ Experience with and Views on Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Psychiatric Quarterly 92(2):419–30. doi: 10.1007/s11126-020-09819-1.

Cabrera, Laura Y., Gerald R. Nowak, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders’ Perceived Risks and Benefits of Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Health, Risk & Society 23(5–6):217–35. doi: 10.1080/13698575.2021.1979194.

 Brewster, Zachary W., and Gerald Roman Nowak. 2019. “Racial Prejudices, Racialized Workplaces, and Restaurant Servers’ Hyperbolic Perceptions of Black–White Tipping Differences.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly 60(2):159–73. doi: 10.1177/1938965518777221.

Wills, Jeremiah B., Zachary W. Brewster, and Gerald Roman Nowak. 2019. “Students’ Religiosity and Perceptions of Professor Bias: Some Empirical Lessons for Sociologists.” The American Sociologist 50(1):136–53. doi: 10.1007/s12108-018-9388-y.