The First Measured Century

An illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000


Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


Stephen F. Steele
Visiting Adjunct Professor of Sociology

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Departments: Sociology
Office: Kent Hall, 330
Phone: (240) 895-4915


Steve has been active in applied sociology and futures work for four decades. His career spans academia and practice. In the academy he has served  as a professor at Anne Arundel Community College, an  adjunct professor at several colleges to include  St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the graduate program in Organizational Development and Human Resources at Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education and the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Awards from Johns Hopkins University, the American Sociological Association and the Society for Applied Sociology reflect his prowess in teaching and practice. He has crafted courses in futuring at the undergraduate level and in applied sociology at the sophomore through graduate levels (many on line). In sociological practice, Steve helped create the Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) another innovative program that supports applied research in the community college. Throughout the 1990’s with his colleague, Joe Lamp, Steve was the President of Applied Data Associates, Inc a  small research and program evaluation company.   His writing includes Solution-Centered Sociology: Addressing Problems through Applied Sociology with Annie Scarisbrick-Hauser and Bill Hauser (Sage Publications, 1999) and Applied Sociology: Topics, Terms, Tools and Tasks with Jammie Price (Wadsworth 2003, second edition 2008).

Many organizations, colleges and universities have asked him to speak and he has conducted a number of successful workshops and on-site presentations throughout the United States, drawing attention to the study of the future and the practice of social science. 


  • Ph.D. Sociology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 1972-1981
  • M.A.  Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan  1970-1971
  • B.A.  Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan  1967-1970
  • Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan 1967-1968
  • The United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 1965-1967

Courses Taught:

  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 201 Social Statistics
  • SOCI 345 Social Change
  • SOCI 352 Topics in Sociology: Applied Sociology


Sociological Practice/ Applied Sociology

Applied social research skills

Undergraduate futures education