Professor Mennerick (PhD Northwestern) is primarily interested in sociology of education, social change, social inequality, and qualitative methods. His past research has focused on correctional organizations, gender, and social typing. His on-going research examines issues related to education, ideology, and social change in Third World countries and in the newly independent states in Eurasia and Central Asia. Publications include articles in Development and Democratization in the Third World, Journal of Environmental Health, International Science and Technology, Review of International Affairs, Social Development Issues, Perspectives on Social Problems, The Journal of Developing Areas, International Review of Education, and The Journal of Third World Studies. Areas: Comparative-Historical, Social Change and Social Movements, and Social Inequality.