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Office: Breiseth Hall

Phone: 5704084044

Email: robert.tuttle@wilkes.edu

Dr. Robert C. Tuttle

Professor

Sociology / Anthropology

Biography

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Dr. Tuttle joined the Wilkes faculty in 1989.  He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.  He teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Social Stratification, Family Violence, and Research Methods.  Dr. Tuttle’s primary research area of interest is the intersection of work and family. He has published research involving the determinants of fathers' participation in childcare, the relationship between self-employment and family life satisfaction, and the relationship between self-employment and mental health of females. He has made numerous presentations at both the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, and the American Sociological Association.  His current research studies the effects of workplace policies on parents experiencing work/family conflict.

Education
    University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., 1987 (Sociology)
    University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1985 (Sociology)
    University of Kansas, B.A. With Highest Distinction, 1983 (Sociology)

Publications

Self-Employment, Work-Family Fit and Mental Health Among Female Workers” Journal of Family and Economic Issues.  2009, 30:282-292.

“Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Self Employment and Family Life Satisfaction”  Women and Work: A Journal of the Business and Women’s Professional Foundation. 1999, v.1 82-92, co-authored with Margarita Rose.                       

“Determinants of Father's Participation in Child Care" International Journal of Sociology of the Family. 1994,  vol. 24 (1) 113-125.

Book review of Egon Mayer's Love and Tradition : Marriage Between Jews and Christians to appear in the Journal of Comparative Family Studies(forthcoming).

Book review of Susan K. Steinmetz's (ed.)Family Support Across the Life Span in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 1990, vol. 10 (3) pp.105-107.

"Poverty Over the Family Life Cycle." Lifestyles: Family and Economic Issues 1989, vol. 10 (4)  267-291.

Co-author with Dr. Joan Aldous on the chapter "Unemployment and the Family" in Catherine Chilman and Fred Cox (Eds.) Families With Problems of Work and Financial Resources, Vol. I of Catherine Chilman, Fred Cox, and Elam Nunally (Eds.) Families in Trouble: Knowledge and Practice.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage 1988.

"The Appeal to Reason and the Failure of the Socialist Party in 1912."  Mid-American Review of Sociology 1983 Vol. 8 (1) 51-82.

Presentations

“Shift Work, Work-Family Fit and Workers’ Mental Health: Is There a Crossover Effect?” co-presented with Dr. Michael Garr at the annual conference of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2010.

“Shift Work, Work-Family Fit and Mental Health: Do Spouses’ Schedules Matter?” at the annual conference of the National Council On Family Relations San Francisco, CA November 12, 2009.

“Shift Work, Work-Family Fit and Children’s Outcomes” co-presented with Dr. Michael Garr at the annual conference of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA August 3 2008.

“Shift Work, Work-Family Fit and Workers’ Mental Health” co-presented with Dr. Michael Garr at the annual conference of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY  August 12, 2007.

“Self-Employment, Work-Family Fit and Mental Health Among Female Workers” co-presented with Dr. Michael Garr at the annual conference of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada August 11, 2006.

“Self-Employment, Work-Family Fit and Life Satisfaction Among Male Workers presented at the annual conference of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA August 16, 2005.

“Self-Employment, Work-Family Fit and Life Satisfaction Among Female Workers” presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando FL November 18, 2004.

“Workplace Characteristics, Family Characteristics, and Child Care Performance by Fathers and Mothers” presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX November 23, 2002.

“Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Self Employment and Family Life Satisfaction, “ co-presented with Margarita Rose at the conference Work and Family:  Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Visions, Boston, MA November 6,1998.

“Marital Happiness Among Self Employed and Organizationally Employed Workers,” presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Kansas City, MO November 9, 1996.

“The Effects of Work Schedule and Child Care Choices on Marital Happiness," presented at the annual conference of the National  Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN November 11, 1994.

“The Effects of Shift Work on Marital Satisfaction," presented at the  annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore, Maryland November 14,1993.     

“Determinant's of Father's Participation in Child Care," presented at the annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, Florida Nov. 9,1992.

"Children's Time in Housework," presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings  St. Louis, MO  April 6, 1989.

"Poverty Over the Family Life Cycle,"  presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings  Chicago, IL  March 15, 1987.

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