Richard L. Dukes, Ph.D.

Richard L. Dukes, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Dukes is author of Worlds Apart: Collective Action in Simulated Agrarian and Industrial Societies, Kluwer. He vowed to avoid writing other books because they "take on lives of their own." He completed the 9th edition of a booklet, Simulation and Gaming and the Teaching of Sociology, American Sociological Association. He has co-authored instructor’s manuals and student study guides for several editions of two introductory sociology text books. He co-edited a volume on teaching in various disciplines using simulation games.

He has written numerous articles and reports.  Recent articles have focused upon bullying and tattoos and piercings among youth.  He has evaluated drug education (D.A.R.E. and Project ALERT).  Other articles include personal growth and the Semester at Sea Program, youth gangs, self esteem, road rage, popular music, teaching effectiveness, parenting, airline piloting, criminal victimization, spousal abuse, and the impact of competitive swimming on family life.

He is a charter member of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association. Dukes writes the News & Notes column for the journal, Simulation & Gaming, and he is an Associate Editor of this journal. He is a recipient of a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teaching award.  He co-authored INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY II, a gamed simulation that won an award in the International Games Competition.

Dukes has been Director of the Center for Social Science Research at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  He has been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a visiting professor at University of Colorado, Boulder and University of Pittsburgh on the Semester at Sea Program.

He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Southern California. He received his B.A. from the California State University, Northridge. He teaches Introductory Sociology, Statistics, Advanced Statistics, and a graduate seminar in Research Methods.

Hobbies include mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and construction.