Saiful Islam, Associate Professor

Address: 113F Armstrong Hall
Phone: (507)-389-5613


  • 2017     Ph.D.     Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • 2002     M.A.     Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • 1997     M.S.S.     Sociology, University of Dhaka
  • 1994     B.A.      Economics, Sociology, and Philosophy, University of Dhaka   

Areas of Interest

  • Public Policy
  • Social Organizations, Groups, and Networks
  • Social Movements
  • Health and Medicine
  • Quantitative Methods

Courses Taught

  • Social Statistics
  • Program Administration
  • Program Planning
  • Public Policy
  • Medical Sociology
  • Internship

Academic Biography
Dr. Saiful Islam is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Islam conducts macro and meso-level sociological research, especially, from the organizational field perspectives, which included but not limited to public policy and interest groups, state responses to federal policy reforms, and organizational change management etc. He has particular interest in content analyses and statistical analyses of databases, such as, Congressional hearings and lobbing to policy reforms (e.g., Obamacare and repeal actions), institutional analyses with ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research), GSS (General Social Survey), and Census data, social determinants of health through NHIS (National Health Interview Survey) data by CDC (Center for Disease Control), Medicare and Medicaid enrollment issues and challenges from CMS (Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services) data, and finally, global and transnational level analyses from databases, e.g., OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), WHO (World Health Organization), and WB (World Bank).

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