Department of Sociology &
211 Old Main, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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Degrees:Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany (1985)
Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his doctoral work at the State University of New York-Albany in 1985. He was as the University of Alabama at Birmingham for twenty years before moving to the University of Arkansas in 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick's research interests are primarily focused on community and the mental health of at-risk populations. In addition, Dr. Fitzpatrick has ongoing projects related to childhood obesity, homelessness & mental health, and community-level indicators related to domestic terrorism.
As director of the Community and Family Institute, he is currently working on several funded projects on homelessness and the NWA Community Indicators Project which is a multi-year project examining quality-of-life in the region. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a forthcoming two-volume edited series entitled Poverty, Health and Well-Being: Challenges and Solutions for America's Vulnerable.