Robert W Faris, Ph.D.
Robert Faris, Ph.D., is a sociology professor at the University of California, Davis who uses social network analysis to study a variety of health and social problems, including delinquency, dating violence, smoking, drinking, drug use, mental health deficiencies, friendship problems, social media, and most notably, bullying and related forms of aggression. His work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Networks, Development and Psychopathology, Child Development, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Social Forces. His research on bullying (coauthored with Diane Felmlee) was the subject of a 2011 episode of Anderson Cooper 360 ("Bullying: It Stops Here"), which won an Emmy and ultimately led to a second Emmy-winning collaboration with AC360 and Marion Underwood on social media in 2015 ("#Being13"). He earned his BA in 1995 from the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2007.