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Sean Everton
Professor
Department of Defense Analysis
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2709
Email: sfeverto (at) nps.edu
EDUCATION:
PhD - Stanford University, 2007
Sociology
MA - Stanford University, 2000
Sociology
MA - San Jose State University, 1999
Sociology
MDiv - Vanderbilt University, 1990
BS - Santa Clara University, 1990
NPS EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
  • 2015-Present - Associate Professor, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2008-2015 - Assistant Professor, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007-2008 - Research Assistant, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
  • 2003-2006 - Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
  • 2001-2007 - Lecturer, Departments of Religious Studies and Sociology, Santa Clara University
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Sean Everton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Prior to joining NPS in 2007 he was an adjunct professor at both Santa Clara University and Stanford University. Professor Everton earned his MA and PhD in Sociology at Stanford University (2007) and wrote his doctoral thesis on causes and consequences of status on the economic performance of venture capital firms. He has published articles in the areas of social network analysis, sociology of religion, economic sociology and political sociology and currently specializes in the use of social network analysis to track and disrupt dark networks (i.e., criminal and terrorist networks). He is currently completing a monograph for Cambridge University Press on using social network analysis for the crafting of strategies for the disruption of dark networks.
AWARDS:
  • Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford University - 2004
  • Cilker Award (Excellence in Teaching), Stanford University - 2002
  • The LaPiere Award for Second Year Paper, Stanford University - 2002
  • American Sociological Association Honors Student - 1998
  • Founder?s Medalist (Valedictorian), Vanderbilt University - 1990
  • Cum Laude, Santa Clara University - 1980
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Editorial Board, Sociological Perspectives
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • Religious Research Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
    • 2011. "Network Topography, Key Players and Terrorist Networks." Connections (forthcoming).
    • 2011. "Social Movement Theory." Pp 37-40 in Gangs and Guerrillas: Ideas From Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism, edited by M. Freeman and H. Rothstein. Monterey, CA: Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School.
    • 2011. "Strategies for Combating Dark Networks." Journal of Social Structure 12(2) (with Nancy Roberts): http://www.cmu.edu/joss/content/articles/volume12//RobertsEverton.pdf.
  • PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
    • 2011. "Re-Assessing Dark Networks by Incorporating Spatial Data into a Multi-Modal Analysis of Insurgent Groups." Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXI, the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, St. Pete Beach, FL, February 12th (with Phil Murphy and Nancy Roberts).
    • 2011. "Balancing Risk and Security: The Density and External Connections of Insurgent Networks." Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXI, the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, St. Pete Beach, FL, February 12th (with Nancy Roberts and Dan Cunningham)
    • 2011. "Road Networks and Insurgent Violence in the Philippines." Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXI, the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, St. Pete Beach, FL, February 12th (with Dan Cunningham and Rob Schroeder).
    • 2011. "Homophily Networks for Large Populations: Development, Methodology and Use." Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXI, the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, St. Pete Beach, FL, February 10th (Stephen Lieberman).



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