Dan Hoyt, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Dan Hoyt's primary scholarly interest is focused on mental health and substance use among high-risk adolescents. He is currently a co-investigator on NIH-funded grants, examining these issues among homeless and runaway youth, and American Indian children. He is also interested in general methodological issues including approaches to gathering data on sensitive topics and how to conduct research with populations that are difficult to sample and/or access.

Hoyt is on the faculty advisory board for the Gallup Research Center and serves on the Curriculum Committee for the Survey Research and Methodology program. He was previously on the Sociology faculty at Iowa State University from 1980 through 2001 and served as the director of survey research at the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research. He has also served on grant review committees for the National Institute for Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Hoyt teaches graduate courses in survey methodology, advanced statistical modeling, and the sociology of mental health. He received his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.