CURRENT RESEARCH AND GRANT PROJECTS
- Gender Roles
- Middle East region
- BS - Behavioral Sciences, USAFA, 2012
Don Adkins is a first year Masters student in the Sociology Department at Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Behavioral Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 2012. While at USAFA, Don worked with faculty members and other cadets on “Gender Bias and Pluralistic Ignorance in Perceptions of Fitness Assessments”, which earned publication in the Journal of Military Psychology in 2013. From July 2012 to July 2015, he worked in the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio. While at WPAFB, he also earned a Master’s degree in International Administration from Central Michigan University. His capstone focused on the cultural training military personnel receive prior to deployments and members’ perceptions as to the value of said training. In addition, Don’s current interests are primarily inequality, gender roles, and the Middle East region. A potential thesis topic would concentrate on the evolution of gender roles in some Middle Eastern nation-states as those nation-states become more westernized. His end goal entails eventually earning a PhD and becoming an instructor at USAFA.