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Dr. Glenn Sterner

Glenn Sterner received his PhD in Rural Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University where he currently serves as a faculty member. His main research agenda is focused on the application of social network analysis in understanding dark (illicit and illegal) and gray (covert) networks. His dissertation examined and documented the use of social networks in community organizing processes. Dr. Sterner is an expert on the opioid epidemic, and his active work includes the examination of opiate abuse networks, illegal opiate distribution, and stigma associated with opioid addiction. He is also actively engaged in research on the networks of child and human trafficking. Prior to his graduate work at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Sterner received an M.A. and B.S. from Michigan State University.