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Jeff Lucas is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and Professor in the Department of Sociology. Dr. Lucas’s role is to help facilitate an environment for faculty and students in the college conducive to maintaining the excellence in research that these award levels reflect. To this end, he promotes research activity across the college, facilitates interdisciplinary research, and assists faculty and students in the college in the pursuit of rigorous social and behavioral research. He additionally is responsible for maintaining research compliance in the college with the policies and guidelines of the university and government agencies. In sociology, he teaches courses on social psychology, research methods, group processes, and leadership. In his research, he carries out experimental group processes studies, largely on power, status, and leadership, that have received funds from agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and Army Research Institute.