Eric Beasley


Eric Beasley

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Email:    Phone: 517-353-1979
  • Office: 428B Berkey Hall

I am extremely excited be back teaching Sociology at MSU after being away from the department as my wife made her way through an MD residency in Midland, Michigan. My daughter is five-years-old and my “unofficial” boss. When I’m not working for her, I enjoy reading, writing, and teaching social science. For the past decade, I have been working online, partly as an Assistant Professor for the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. In this role, I taught a remediation class for students reported for academic dishonesty. I just finished my third book, “Misperceptions of the Social World: What We Get Wrong about Sex, Race, Money, and Violence,” which will be published by Routledge in December of 2017. I am passionate about teaching and believe that my enthusiasm often rubs off on my students. In 2012, I received a PhD in Sociology from MSU.

Research Areas: Perceptions and Misperceptions of the Social World, Attitudes and Behavior, Social Norms, Law, Academic Integrity, Deviance, Teaching and Learning
Selected Publications:

Beasley, Eric. 2018. Misperceptions of the Social World: What We Get Wrong about Sex, Race, Money, and Violence. Routledge. New York City. (in press)

Beasley, Eric and Vladimir Shlapentokh. 2015. Power and Inequality in Interpersonal Relations. Transaction Publishing. Piscataway, NJ.

Beasley, Eric and Vladimir Shlapentokh. 2013. Restricting Freedoms: Limitations on the Individual in Contemporary America. Transaction Publishing. Piscataway, NJ.

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