- Purdue University, Ph.D. in Sociology
- Purdue University, M.S. in Sociology
- University of Michigan, B.A. in Sociology
- Professor of Sociology
Tenure at JSU:
- Since August, 1978
Dr. Aveni has conducted research on a wide range of subjects including collective behavior, social movements, economic development, and campus internationalization. Dr. Aveni has worked as a researcher for the Center for Economic Development and in the Office of Assessment, both at JSU. He was responsible for establishing an exchange program between Wuhan (China) University and JSU, and for creating JSU's Office of International Programs and Services where he worked for four years.
Dr. Aveni's current interests include applied sociology, American society and culture, social organization, and comparative sociology. Dr. Aveni teaches SY 221 online, as well as SY 301 Sociological Methods, SY 303 Computers and Data Analysis, SY 308 American Society and Culture, and SY 324 Social Stratification.