Michael Restivo

Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair
Bailey Hall 206A
(585) 245-6210

My work focuses broadly on several core areas in sociology. I use quantitative and longitudinal methods to study global issues such as deforestation and maternal mortality from a macro-comparative perspective. I also maintain an on-going interest in online peer production and the evolution of the Wikipedia project.

Michael Restivo

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University

  • M.A., Stony Brook University


  • SOCL 100: Introduction to Sociology

    The course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and major areas of sociology. Topics include the nature of society, social organizations, and major social institutions.

  • SOCL 211: Statistics for Social Research

    Data presentation, descriptive statistical analysis, and basic inferential techniques. Theoretical and methodological issues, as well as statistical applications, are studied. Students are trained to develop quantitative analysis skills and an ability to use statistics in social science disciplines and day-to-day life.