William Sonnenstuhl

William Sonnenstuhl
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William Sonnenstuhl

Associate Professor and
Director of Graduate Studies
Organizational Behavior

Overview

William Sonnenstuhl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior and the Department of Extension. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 1983 and his M.A. in Sociology from the New York School for Social Research in 1971. Professor Sonnenstuhl teaches course in Organizational Behavior. These include: Cultures of Work Organizations, Organizations and Deviance, and Research Methods. He is also Associate Director of the ILR School's R. Brinkley Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies, where he conducts research on substance abuse and the workplace and education programs for labor and management.

Research Statement

My current research focuses on college drinking. My current book, The Misperception of College Drinking: Pluralistic Ignorance and Campus Life highlights that most students drink responsibly or not at all. In order to reach the minority of students who have drinking problems, student leaders must take the lead in educating their peers about what constitutes responsible drinking, teaching them to intervene with those who drink too much and get into trouble, and assist those in need of treatment to get it. This strategy may be used to change other misperceptions about campus life: hazing, mental health, diversity and inclusion, and sexual violence.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Samuel Bacharach, Peter A Bamberger, William Sonnenstuhl, Dana R Vashdi. 2008. Retirement and drug abuse: The conditioning role of age and retirement trajectory, Addictive Behaviors. 33:1610-1614.
  • Samuel Bacharach, P Bamberger, D Vashdi, William Sonnenstuhl. 2008. Aging and drinking problems among mature adults: The moderating effects of positive alcohol expectanceies and workforce disengagement, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 69(1):151-159.
  • Samuel Bacharach, Peter A Bamberger, Dana R Vashdi, William Sonnenstuhl. 2008. Aging and drinking problems among mature adults: The moderating effects of positive alcohol expectancies and workforce disengagement, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 69(1):151-159.
  • Samuel Bacharach, Peter A Bamberger, William Sonnenstuhl. 2002. Driven to drink: Managerial control, work-related risk factors and employee drinking behavior, Academy of Management Journal. 45(4):637-658.

Books

  • William Sonnenstuhl. . Pluralistic Ignorance, Campus life, and Drinking. Itaca, NY: ILR Press, (Submitted)
  • William Sonnenstuhl. . The Misperception of College Drinking: Pluralistic Ignorance and Campus Life. in none. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, none. (none)(Revising to Resubmit)
  • Samuel Bacharach, Peter A Bamberger, William Sonnenstuhl. 2001. Mutual Aid in Union Renewal: Cycles of Logics of Action. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001. (200)
  • William Sonnenstuhl. 1996. Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1996.
  • Samuel Bacharach, Peter A Bamberger, William Sonnenstuhl. 1994. Member Assistance Programs: Labor's Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • William Sonnenstuhl, Harrison Miller Trice. 1990. Strategies for Employee Assistance Programs: The Crucial Balance. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1990.
  • William Sonnenstuhl. 1986. Inside an Emotional Health Program: A Field Study of Workplace Assistance for Troubled Employees. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1986.

Professional Activities

  • Labor's view of health care and negotiations With Dick Lipsitz Jr.. Presented to ILR. Ithaca. 2014.
  • The Future of U.S. Healthcare. Presented to Institute for Workplace Studies, ILR School. New York, NY. 2009.
William Sonnenstuhl

Contact

Ives Hall, Room ILR
607-255-3118
(f) 607-255-2261

Areas of Expertise

Other Areas of Expertise

Alcohol and Substance Abouse in the Workplace, Prevention and Treatment, Employee/Member Assistance Programs, Occupations and Professions, Complex Organizations, Workplace Culture, Organizational Deviance, Organizational Change, Qualiltative Research Methods