David Brinkerhoff is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle, with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bringham Young University. He has been at the University of Nebraska since 1978, having served as Associate Vice Chancellor since 1991. He has taught family and parent-child relationships, covering such topics as children's work in the family and the effect of economic marginality on the family. He is currently concerned with issues such as introducing technology in the classroom.Brinkerhoff, David B. is the author of 'Essentials of Sociology-stud.prac.tests' with ISBN 9780534626822 and ISBN 0534626823.