- Professor Emeritus of Sociology, State University of New York at Potsdam
- Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
“A recent study of the effectiveness of alcohol education programs compared those that present an abstinence-only message with those that present drinking in moderation as an option. It is clear that programs accepting responsible use are demonstrably more successful than are no-use-only programs.
In spite of noble intentions and the expenditure of massive amounts of time, energy, and money the best evidence shows that our current abstinence-oriented alcohol education is ineffective. Simply doing more of what is not working will not lead to success; it is essential that we re-think our approach to the [underage drinking] problem.”
“Underage Drinking,” www2.potsdam.edu (accessed Oct. 7, 2010)
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Professor Emeritus, Sociology, State University of New York at Potsdam, 2006-present
- Advisory Board member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007-present
- Member, Board of Advisors, National Youth Rights Association, 1998-present
- Testimony on effects of Sunday alcohol beverage sales presented to the Indiana State Assembly Interim Study Committee on Alcoholic Beverages, Sep. 15, 2009
- Professor, Sociology, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1985-2006
- Expert testimony on alcohol advertising and marketing to youth presented to New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Oct. 22, 2002
- President, New York State Sociological Association, 1982-1983, 1993-1994
- Runs two websites covering alcohol related issues, www.alcoholfacts.org and www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj
- PhD, Sociology, Syracuse University, 1972
- None found
- Quoted in:
- Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?