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ABOUT ME

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Hi, I'm Zak...

I'm an associate professor at Michigan State University, in the Psychology Department's Social-Personality program. But my research projects span several disciplines including network science, urban studies, implementation science, geography, sociology, and education. Most of the courses I teach are focused on methods, including network analysis and agent-based modeling. In addition to my research and teaching, I also edit several academic journals. I live with my wife and two cats in East Lansing, and when I'm not working, I love to travel, cook, brew beer, enjoy wine, and tweet from @zpneal.

How did I get here?

  • 2016 – Present, Associate Professor @ MSU

  • 2009 – 2016, Assistant Professor @ MSU

  • 2009, PhD in Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 2005, MA in Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 2001, BA in Philosophy, University of Arizona

What am I brewing?

  • Darkest Before the Light, Belgian Quad

  • Everything but the Huevos, Chile Breakfast Stout

  • Orange Krüsh, Kölsch with orange peel

  • The Earl of Stout, Milk Stout with Earl Gray tea

What am I editing?

  • Editorial Board @ Am. J. of Community Psychology

  • Associate Editor @ Evidence & Policy

  • Associate Editor @ Journal of Urban Affairs

  • Associate Editor @ Global Networks

  • Editorial Board @ City & Community

  • Editor @ Metropolis and Modern Life Book Series

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