Position: Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419-372 -7264
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
Dr. Payne's research focuses primarily on juvenile delinquency and other risky behaviors of youths. Recent research highlights her interests in adolescents' social networks and the influence of peers on delinquency, as well as neighborhood effects on youth violence (other-oriented violence as well as self-oriented violence, or suicidal behavior). A recent focus of her research investigates the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage, immigrant concentration, residential instability, and other population characteristics on youth anti- and pro-social behaviors. This research examines, in particular, differences in neighborhood effects and processes for youths who live in different geographical locations; specifically, it compares neighborhood effects for adolescents across urban, suburban, and rural areas. Future research will examine the influence of changing neighborhood environments on violence as persons transition from adolescence into young adulthood.
Ziegler, J. A., Kuhl, D. C., Swisher, R. R., & Chavez, J. M. (Forthcoming). Parenthood residency status and criminal desistance across neighborhood contexts. Deviant Behavior. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1189758 NIHMSID: 806387
Kuhl, D. C., Chavez, J. M., Swisher, R. R., & Wilczak, A. (2016). Social class, family formation, and delinquency in early adulthood. Sociological Perspectives, 59(2), 345-367. doi: 10.1177/0731121415586635. PMCID: PMC4941958
Krieg, A. R., & Kuhl, D. C. (2016). Race, adolescent drinking, and the neighborhood context of exposure. Deviant Behavior, 37, 615-633. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2015.1060804. NIHMSID: 804339
Kuhl, D. C., Warner, D. F., & Warner, T. D. (2015). Intimate partner violence risk among victims of youth violence: Are early unions bad, beneficial, or benign?. Criminology, 53(3), 427-456. doi: 10.1111/1745-9125.12075. PMCID: PMC4578714
Copp, J. E., Kuhl, D. C., Giordano, P. C., Longmore, M. A., & Manning, W. D. (2015). Intimate partner violence in neighborhood context: The roles of structural disadvantage,subjective disorder, and emotional distress. Social Science Research, 53, 59-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2015.05.001 PMCID: PMC4509556
Bjornstrom, E. E., & Kuhl, D. C. (2014). A different look at the epidemiological paradox: Self-rated health, perceived social cohesion, and neighborhood immigrant context. Social Science & Medicine, 120, 118-125. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.09.015
Bjornstrom, E. E. S., Ralston, M. L., & Kuhl, D. C. (2013). Neighborhood social cohesion and self-rated health: The moderating effect of physical disorder. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52(3-4), 302-312.
Swisher, R. R., Kuhl, D. C., & Chavez, J. M. (2013). Racial and ethnic differences in neighborhood attainments in the transition to adulthood. Social Forces, 91, 1399-1428.
Kuhl, D.C., Warner, D.F., & Wilczak, A.R. (2012). Adolescent violent victimization and precocious union formation.” Criminology, 50(4), 1089-1127.
Roettger, M. E., Swisher, R., Kuhl, D., & Chavez, J. M. (2011). Paternal incarceration and trajectories of marijuana and other illegal drug use from adolescence into young adulthood: Evidence from longitudinal panels of males and females in the United States. Addiction, 106, 121-132.
Krivo, L.J., Peterson, R.D., & Kuhl, D.C. (2009). Segregation, racial structure, and neighborhood crime. American Journal of Sociology, 114(6), 1765-1802.
Maimon, D., & Kuhl, D.C. (2008). Social control and youth suicidality: Situating Durkheim’s ideas in a multilevel framework. American Sociological Review, 73(6), 921-943.
Payne, D.C., & Cornwell, B. (2007). Reconsidering peer influences on delinquency: Do less proximate contacts matter? Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 23(2), 127-149.
Haynie, D.L., & Payne, D.C. (2006). Race, friendship networks, and violent delinquency. Criminology, 44(4), 775-806.