Dr. Tom James, Professor Emeritus received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University. He earned his M.A. in 1971 and his Ph.D. in 1973 from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to St. Lawrence Dr. James was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. While at SLU, he served as Associate Director of Computer Service (responsible for academic computing). He has also been a Visiting Research Associate at The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware and a consultant on matters of questionnaire design, sampling and statistical analysis at a number of non-profit institutions. His areas of specialization include: disaster behavior, collective behavior, sociology of sport, survey research methods, and formal organizations. Dr. James has taught the following courses: Principles of Sociology, Communities in Crisis, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Sport and Society, Quantitative Methods, and Senior Seminar.