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Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
Ph.D., Criminology, University of Delaware, 2009
M.S., Administration of Justice, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2005
B.S., Criminal Justice, York College of Pennsylvania, 2004
Criminology, criminal justice, quantitative methodology
Research methodology and statistics. criminological theory, sociology of the Internet, the media, and copyright issues
Dr. Gunter has been involved in a wide range of research projects and enjoys the challenges of applying his quantitative training to research in areas of interest other than his own. One particularly long-standing interest is in the area of copyright. Having studied digital copyright issues in his dissertation, his focus has shifted from examining the issue through a criminological lens to a broader interdisciplinary study of copyright law and related issues surrounding digital media. His research has appeared in such venues as Deviant Behavior, Journal of Drug Issues, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and various other peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to these research interests, Dr. Gunter has also worked on various funded research projects both before and since arriving at WMU. Though experienced with a variety of research approaches, much of his work has involved survey-based research and he has founded several on-going electronic service-oriented survey projects.