Linda E Francis, PhD
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Criminology Anthropology & Sociology
 Office: RT 1736
 Phone: 216-687-4510
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1736, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 1995
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University, 1990
B.A., Sociology, Colorado College, 1985
Brief Bio:
I have been at Cleveland State University since fall of 2011. Prior to coming to CSU, I spent three years affiliated with the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, doing psychosocial cancer research at MetroHealth Medical Center. Before that, I spent over ten years in the Stony Brook University Medical Center. My research and teaching interests correspond with this background. I teach mainly in the areas of the sociology of health and mental health. My research in the past few years has focused on cancer caregiver quality of life, especially in the areas of stress, coping and grief. My formal specializations include the Sociology of Emotions, Health, Mental Health, and Social Psychology.
Honors and Awards:
2013-14 CSU Faculty Merit Recognition Awards
2009 NCI Summer Scholar in Cancer Prevention and Control
2008-2011 NCI Prevention Research and Education Program Fellow
1998-2000 New York State/United University Professions Individual Development Awards
1994-1996 NIMH Mental Health Services and Systems Program Fellow
1991-93 George and Elizabeth Lange Memorial Scholarship
1986-87 West European Studies Foreign Language & Area Studies
1985-90 Indiana University Tuition Scholarship
Professional Service:
¿ Chair, ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions, 8/2014-8/2015

¿ Chair-Elect, ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions, 8/2013-8/2014

¿ Member, ASA Emotions Section Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, 2013-14

¿ Editorial Board, Qualitative Sociology, 2010-2018.

¿ Chair, Professional and External Affairs Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section, 2011-12.

¿ Co-Chair, Professional and External Affairs Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section, 2010-11.

¿ Member, Ad Hoc Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section, 2009-2010.

¿ Member, Nominations Committee, ASA Social Psychology Section, 2008-2009.

¿ Treasurer, ASA Section on the Sociology of Emotions, 2006-2007.

¿ Editorial Board, Sociological Perspectives, 2003-2007.

¿ Council Member, ASA Emotions Section, August 2003- August 2005.

¿ Chair, Program Committee, ASA Section on the Sociology of Emotions, 2002.
¿ Member, Graduate Student Paper Award Committees, ASA Section on Social Psychology, 2002 and ASA Section on Emotions, 1998-2000.

¿ Reviewer for Journals:  Social Psychology Quarterly, Emotion Review, American Sociological Review, Sociological Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Social Problems, Sociological Perspectives, Social Science Quarterly, Social Forces, Psycho-Oncology, Quality of Life Research, Qualitative Sociology, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Emotion Review, and Omega.
Research Grants:
Francis, Linda E. ¿The Context of Caregiving and Bereavement among Caregivers of Late-Stage Cancer Patients: Twenty-four month mixed method follow-up of a prospective study of late stage cancer and caregiving.¿ National Cancer Institute, 5R03CA159906-02:  Awarded: $141,537 for 2012-2014.

Schrop, Susan, Linda Francis, Brian Pendleton, Anthony LaScala and Gary McCord. ¿The Other Side of the Story: Understanding Patients¿ Communication with their Physicians.¿ NEOUCOM Summer Research Award and American Association of Family Physicians, Awarded $7500 for 2008-2009.

Baughman, Kristin, Linda Francis, Elizabeth Piatt and Heidi Eve-Cahoon. ¿Pilot Study on Disparities in Resilience and Coping with Breast Cancer.¿ NEOUCOM Research Pilot Fund, Awarded $6000 for 2007-2008.

Schoenfeld, Elinor, Jedan Phillips, Linda Francis, Margaret Davis, Aldustus Jordan. 2006-2008, ¿Word on the Street: Creating a Multigenerational Prostate Cancer Dialogue in the African American Community.¿ Funded by the National Cancer Institute, Awarded $319,253 for 2006-2008.

Francis, Linda, and Paul Colson. 1998. ¿Assessing Consumer Involvement in the Provision of Services to People with Severe Mental Illness.¿ Funded by the American Sociological Association¿s Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research & Social Policy Community Action Award. Awarded $2539 for 1998-1999.