St. Bonaventure University

School of Arts & Sciences Faculty


Blake, Fr. David

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Sociology
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Sociology
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-7634
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OFFICE
Plassmann Hall A-5 (Basement)
COURSES TAUGHT
  • SOC 101. Introductory Sociology 
  • SOC 104. Aging in America
  • SOC 205. Social Inequality
  • SOC 206.  Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOC 208. Contemporary Social Theories 
  • SOC 303. Sociology of Adolescence 
  • SOC 304. Community Organization 
  • SOC 307. Criminology
  • SOC 308. Juvenile Delinquency 
  • SOC 314. Sociology of Religion 
  • SOC 401. Marriage and the Family 
  • SOC 412. Senior Seminar 
  • SOC 420. Special Topics: Urban Sociology
  • CLAR 105. Inquiry into the Social World 
  • CLAR 401. The University Forum 
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2005
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
  • M. Div., Washington Theological Union, 1995
  • B.A., Siena College, 1988
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Publications 

  • Blake, David D., and Charles J. Coate, (2012), “Emersion Learning at St. Bonaventure’s School of Business: In Pursuit of the Franciscan  Tradition” Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Journal  Vol 9, p.17.
  • Blake, D., and Singer, S., (2001), “Site Report From Two Juvenile Courts in a Northeast State." American Bar Association, Parental Involvement Practices of Juvenile Courts Report to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy of teaching revolves around four concepts. These include integration of material throughout the course and between courses, helping students to see the relevance between academic research and theory and real world situations, the use of multiple methodologies to present ideas, and embracing what I see as a Franciscan influenced educational approach to teaching and mentoring.

I approach my teaching with the belief that education at St. Bonaventure needs to involve values important to Franciscanism. These include, but are not limited to, encouragement and affirmation, understanding, flexible responsibility, and availability to students.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS

I am presently working on a project that focuses on the transition of Catholics from Northern U.S. states to the Southern States. What impact is this migration having on the Catholic Church in the South?

PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
SBU Men’s Hockey Chaplain and Parish Ministry
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