Faculty and Staff
Arthur L. Greil
Professor Sociology
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Office Location: Olin Building 208B
Department: Social Sciences  
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Arthur L. Greil
Education
B.A.: Religion
Syracuse University, 1971

M.A.: Sociology
Rutgers University, 1974

Ph. D.: Sociology
Rutgers University, 1979

Background
Professional Experience
Teaching Experience

Instructor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Full Professor, Alfred University, January 1977 to present.

Administrative Experience

Executive Officer, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Duties include membership and meeting registration, selecting meeting sites, and all aspects of administration for an organization with assets in excess of $1.5 million.

Chair, Division of Social Sciences, Alfred University, September, 1997-present. Responsible for supervising seven-person academic division.

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Alfred University, September, 1985 August, 1992 (Also served as Acting Associate Dean during Spring semester, 1994). Duties included policy formulation and strategic planning, program review, institutional research, supervision of advising, and supervision of retention efforts.

Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Alfred University, January, 1986 March 1986. Responsible for all aspects of College administration while Dean was on sabbatical.

Director, Alfred University Honors Program, September, 1982 September, 1985. Chaired faculty committee which designed program; recruited first class of Honors students; supervised program for first two years of existence.



Areas of Concentration
Medical Sociology
Socialization and Identity Change
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Religion
Social Theory
Data Analysis


Classes Taught
Introduction to Sociology
Social Theory
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Race and Ethnicity
Socialization
Deviance and Society
Crime and Delinquency
Medical Sociology
Data Analysis II
Data Analysis III
Religion and Society
Magic and Religion
Cults, Sects, and the Main Line
Between Sacred and Secular
Technology, Reproduction, and Society


Current Research

Part of seven person team (including colleagues from the University of Nebraska, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Connecticut) that is working on a $2.5 million grant entitled "Infertility: Pathways and Psychosocial Outcomes." Conducted three year panel study of 4,786 U.S. women.



Selected Publications

Books

Greil, Arthur L. and David G. Bromley, eds. 2003. Defining Religion: Critical Perspectives on Drawing Boundaries between Sacred and Secular. (Volume 10 of Religion and the Social Order, edited by David Bromley.) Greenwich, CT: Elsevier.

Greil, Arthur L. and Thomas Robbins, eds. 1994. Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. (Volume 4 of Religion and the Social Order, edited by David Bromley.) Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1991. Not Yet Pregnant: Infertile Couples in Contemporary America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1981. Georges Sorel and the Sociology of Virtue. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America.


Articles

Shreffler, Karina, Arthur L. Greil, Julia McQuillan, Julia, and Kami Gallus. Forthcoming. "Reasons for Tubal Sterilisation, Regret, and Depressive Symptoms." Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

Greil, Arthur L. Julia McQuillan, and Delida Sanchez. 2016. "Does Fertility-Specific Distress Vary by Race among a Probability Sample of Women in the United States." Journal of Health Psychology 21(12):183-92. DOI: 10.1177/1359105314524970.

Greil, Arthur L., Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, Stacy Tiemeyer, Julia McQuillan, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2016. " A New Way to Estimate the Potential Unmet Need for Fertility Services among Women in the United States." Journal of Women’s Health 25(2):133-8.

Greil Arthur L., Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, Michelle H. Lowry, Andrea R. Burch, and Julia McQuillan. 2016. "Decline in Ethical Concerns about Reproductive Technologies among a Representative Sample of US Women." Public Understanding of Science 1-12. DOI: 10.11777/0963662515625402.

Shreffler, Karina, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, and David R. Johnson. 2015. "Surgical Sterilization, Regrets, and Race: Contemporary Patterns." Social Science Research 50: 31-45. DOI: 1016/j.ssresearch.2014.10.010.

Shreffler, Karina, Katherine Stamp Mitchell, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2015. "Variation in Patterns of Intendedness across U.S. Women’s Pregnancies." Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(5):932-8. DOI: 10:1007/s10995-014-1615-8.

Kazyak, Emily, Nicholas Park, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2014. "Attitudes toward Motherhood among U.S. Sexual Minority Women." Journal of Family Issues 1-26. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X14554396.

McQuillan, Julia, Karina M. Shreffler, Arthur L. Greil, and Andrew Bedrous. 2014. "The Importance of Motherhood and Fertility Intentions among U.S. Women." Sociological Perspectives. 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0731121414534393.

Greil, Arthur L. Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2013. "The Importance of Social Cues for Medical Helpseeking: The Example of Infertility." Sociological Inquiry 8:209-37.

Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2013. "Online and In-Person Health Seeking for Infertility." 99:110-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.10.1019.

McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, Karina Shreffler, Patricia Wonch-Hill, Kari C. Gentzler, and John Hathcoat. 2012. "Does the Reason Matter? Childlessness Concerns among U.S. Women." Journal of Marriage and Family 74:1166-81.

Greil, Arthur L., Katherine M. Johnson, Julia McQuillan, and Naomi Lacy. 2011. "Are Prior Pregnancy Outcomes Relevant for Models of Fertility-Specific Distress or Infertility Helpseeking?" Human Fertility 14:160-6.

Greil, Arthur L., Michele Lowry, Julia McQuillan, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2011. "Infertility Treatment And Fertility-Specific Distress: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Population-Based Sample of U.S. Women." Social Science & Medicine 73:87-94.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Karina M. Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins, 2011. "Race/Ethnicity and Medical Services for Infertility: Stratified Reproduction in a Population-Based Sample of U.S. Women." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 52:493-507.

Greil, Arthur L., Karina M. Shreffler, Lone Schmidt, and Julia McQuillan. 2011. "Variation in Distress among Infertile Women: Evidence from a Population-Based Sample. Human Reproduction 14:2101-12.

Greil, Arthur L., Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins, and Julia McQuillan. 2011. "The Social Construction of Infertility." Sociology Compass 5:736-46.

Shreffler, Karina M., Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2011. "Pregnancy Loss and Distress among U.S. Women." Family Relations 60:342-55.

Tichenor, Veronica., Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2011. "The Importance of Fatherhood to U.S. Married and Cohabiting Men." Fathering 9:232-51.

Greil, Arthur L., Maureen Benjamins, Julia McQuillan, David R. Johnson, Katherine M. Johnson, and Chelsea R. Heinz. 2010. Specifying the Effects of religion on Medical Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility. Social Science and Medicine 71:734-42.

Greil, Arthur L. and Julia McQuillan. 2010. "‘Trying’ Times: Medicalization, Intent, and Ambiguity in the Definition of Infertility." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24:137-52.

Greil, Arthur L., Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, and Julia McQuillan. 2010. "The Experience of Infertility: A Review of Recent Literature." Sociology of Health and Illness 32:140-62.

McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, and Karina Shreffler. 2010. "Pregnancy Intentions among Women Who Do Not Try: Focusing on Women Who Are OK Either Way." Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI:10.1007/s 10995-0-10-0604.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Katherine M. Johnson, Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2009. "The Hidden Infertile: Infertile Women without Pregnancy Intent in the United States." Fertility and Sterility 93(6):2080-3.

Shreffler, Karina, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, Naomi Lacy, and Christine Ngaruiya. 2009. "Odds of Having a Regular Doctor and Perceptions of Caring: Ethnic Patterns Among Women Aged 25 to 45." Family Medicine 41:271-6. McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, Karina Shreffler, and Veronica Tichenor. 2008. "The Importance of Motherhood among Women in the Contemporary United States." Gender & Society 22:477-96.

Jacob, Mary Casey, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2007. "Psychological Distress by Type of Fertility Problem." Human Reproduction 22:885-94.

Davidman, Lynn and Arthur L. Greil. 2007. "Characters in Search of a Script: The Exit Narratives of Formerly Ultra-Orthodox Jews." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:201-216.

McQuillan, Julia, Rosalie Torres Stone, and Arthur L. Greil. 2007. "Fertility Problems and Life Satisfaction among Women." Journal of Family Issues 28:955-81.

White, Lynn, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2006. "Explaining Disparities in Help Seeking: The Case of Infertility." Fertility and Sterility 85:833-7.

White, Lynn, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, and David Johnson. 2006. "Infertility: Testing a Helpseeking Model." Social Science & Medicine 62:1031-41.

Greil, Arthur L. and Julia McQuillan. 2004. "Help-seeking Patterns among Infertile Women." Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 22:305-19.

McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, Lynn White, and Mary Casey Jacob. 2003. "Frustrated Fertility: Infertility and Psychological Distress among Women." Journal of Marriage and the Family 65:1007-8.

Greil, Arthur L. 1999. "Whose Infertility Is It Anyway?: Husbands’ and Wives’ Responses to Male Infertility." Assortiment 8(1):4-6.

Greil, Arthur L. 1997. "Infertility and Psychological Distress: A Critical Review of the Literature." Social Science and Medicine 45:1679-704.

Davidman, Lynn and Arthur L. Greil. 1993. "Gender and the Experience of Conversion: The Case of 'Returnees' to Modern Orthodox Judaism." Sociology of Religion 54:83-100. (Reprinted in Gender and Religion, pp. 95-112, edited by William H. Swatos, Jr. 1994. New Brunswick: Transaction.)

Kowalewski, David and Arthur L. Greil. 1990. "Religion as Opiate: Church and Revolution in Comparative Structural Perspective." Journal of Church and State 32:511-26.

Peterson, Steven A. and Arthur L. Greil. 1990. "Death Experience and Religion." Omega 21:75-82.

Greil, Arthur L. 1989. "Technology of Reproduction: Religious Responses." The Christian Century 106:11 4.

Greil, Arthur L., Karen L. Porter, and Thomas A. Leitko. 1989. "Sex and Intimacy among Infertile Couples." Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality 2:117-38.

Greil, Arthur L., Karen L. Porter, Thomas A. Leitko, and Catherine Riscili. 1989. "Why Me?: Theodicies of Infertile Women and Men." Sociology of Health and Illness 11:213-29.

Rudy, David R. and Arthur L. Greil. 1989. "Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Religious Organization?: Meditations on Marginality." Sociological Analysis 50:41 51.

Greil, Arthur L., Thomas A. Leitko, and Karen L. Porter. 1988. "Infertility: His and Hers." Gender & Society 2:172 99.

Greil, Arthur L. and David Kowalewski. 1987. "Church State Relations in Russia and Nicaragua: Early Revolutionary Years." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:92 104.

Rudy, David R. and Arthur L. Greil. 1987. "Taking the Pledge: The Commitment Process in Alcoholics Anonymous." Sociological Focus 20:45 59.

Kowalewski, David and Arthur L. Greil. 1985. "Ecumenism, Soviet Dissident Style." Sociological Analysis 46:275 86.

Leitko, Thomas A., Arthur L. Greil, and Steven A. Peterson. 1985. "Lessons at the Bottom: Worker Nonparticipation in Labor Management Committees as Situational Adjustment." Work and Occupations 12:285 306.

Greil, Arthur L. and David R. Rudy. 1984. "Social Cocoons: Encapsulation and Identity Transformation." Sociological Inquiry 54:260 78.

Greil, Arthur L. and David R. Rudy. 1984. "What Have We Learned From Process Models of Conversion?" Sociological Focus 17:305 23.

Greil, Arthur L. and David R. Rudy. 1983. "Conversion to the World View of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Revision of Conversion Theory." Qualitative Sociology 5:5 28.

Kowalewski, David and Arthur L. Greil. 1983. "Religious Sectarianism and the Soviet State: The Dynamics of Believer Protest and Regime Response." Review of Religious Research 24:245 60.

Greil, Arthur L. 1977. "The Modernization of Consciousness and the Appeal of Fascism." Comparative Political Studies 10:213 38.

Greil, Arthur L. 1977. "Previous Dispositions and Conversion to the Perspective of Social and Religious Movements." Sociological Analysis 38:115 25.

Greil, Arthur L. 1977. "What Does it Mean When I Call You a Fascist? A Reply to Gregor and Joes and a Comment on Conceptual Clarity." Comparative Political Studies 10:269 78.


Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Articles

Greil, Arthur L., Lone Schmidt, and Brennan Peterson. Forthcoming. "Psychosocial and Biological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Adjustment to Infertility" for Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology, edited by Amy Wenzel and Scott Stuart.

Greil, Arthur L. and Katherine M. Johnson. "Gender Attitudes: Infertility." 2014. In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, edited by William C. Cockerham. DOI 10.10021978118410868.wbehibs046.

Johnson, Katherine M., Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2014, "Towards a More Inclusive Framework for Understanding Fertility Barriers." Chapter One in Reframing Reproduction, edited by Meredith Nash. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Greil, Arthur L. 2011. "Infertility." In Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. London: Blackwell.

Wright, Stuart and Arthur L. Greil. 2011. "Failed Prophecy and Group Demise: the Case of Chen Tao." Pp. 153-171 in How Prophecy Lives, edited by Diana Tuminia and William Swatos, Jr. London: Brill.

Greil, Arthur L. 2010. "British Israelism." In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd ed., edited by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Greil, Arthur L. 2011. "Jehovah’s Witnesses." In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd ed., edited by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Greil, Arthur L. 2008. "Defining Religion." In The World’s Religions: Continuities and Transformations, edited by Peter Beyer and Peter B. Clarke. London: Routledge.

Greil, Arthur L. and Lynn Davidman. 2007. "Religion and Identity." Pp. 549-565 in Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, edited by James A. Beckford and N.J. Demerath III. Beverley Hills: Sage.

Greil, Arthur L. 2007. "Infertility." In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. London: Blackwell.

Greil, Arthur L. 2002. "Infertile Bodies: Medicalization, Metaphor, and Agency." In Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies, edited by Frank van Balen and Marcia Inhorn. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 2002. "Jehovah’s Witnesses." P. 722 in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, edited by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Greil, Arthur L. 2002. "British Israelism." P. 171 In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, edited by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Greil, Arthur L. 2001. "Secular Religions." Pp. 13,783-13,787 in The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Greil, Arthur L. 1996. "Sacred Claims: The 'Cult Controversy' as a Struggle over the Right to the Religious Label." Pp. 47-63 in The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions, edited by Lewis Carter (Vol. 6 of Religion and the Social Order). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1993. "Infertility: Cross-Cultural and Historical Aspects." Pp. 196-197 in Encyclopedia of Childbearing, edited by Barbara Katz Rothman. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1993. "Infertility: Social and Demographic Aspects." Pp. 202-203 in Encyclopedia of Childbearing, edited by Barbara Katz Rothman. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1993. "Explorations along the Sacred Frontier: Notes on Para-religions, Quasi-Religions, and Other Boundary Phenomena." Pp. 153-172 in Handbook of Cults and Sects in America: Assessing Two Decades of Research and Theory Development, edited by David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden (Vol. 2 of Religion and the Social Order). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1991. "A Secret Stigma: The Analogy between Infertility and Chronic Illness and Disability." Pp. 17-38 in Advances in Medical Sociology, vol. 2, edited by G. Albrecht and J. Levy. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Greil, Arthur L. and David R. Rudy. 1990. "On the Margins of the Sacred: Quasi Religion in Contemporary America." Pp. 219-232 in In Gods We Trust: New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America, 2nd ed., edited by T. Robbins and D. Anthony. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Rudy, David R. and Arthur L. Greil. 1986. "The Process of Affiliation." Chapter 5 in D.R. Rudy, Becoming Alcoholic: Alcoholics Anonymous and the Reality of Alcoholism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Greil, Arthur L. 1985. "The Years 1960 1985: The Transformation of Student Life." Pp. 157 169 in A Sesquicentennial History of Alfred University: Essays in Change, edited by A. Littell. Alfred, New York: Alfred University Press.


Book Reviews

Greil, Arthur L. 2011. Review of The Nuwaubian Nation, by Susan Palmer. Contemporary Sociology 26:311-346.

Greil, Arthur L. 2000. Review of The Culture of Religious Pluralism, by Richard E. Wentz. Nova Religio 3:408-409.

Greil, Arthur L. 2000. Review of Infertility and Identity: New Strategies for Treatment, by Laura L. Deveraux and Ann Jackoway Hammerman. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal 17:319-322.

Greil, Arthur L. 2000. Review of Some Choice: Law, Medicine, and the Market, by George J. Annas. Inquiry 36:365.

Greil, Arthur L. 1999. Review of Healing the Infertile Family: Strengthening Your Relationship in the Search for Parenthood, by G. Becker. Social Science & Medicine 49:847.

Greil, Arthur L. 1998. Review of Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual-Help Movement: A Study in Eight Societies, by Klaus Mäkelä, Ilkka Arminin, Kim Bloomfield, Bergmark Eisenbach-Stangl, H. Karin, Noriko Kurube, Nicoletta Mariolini, Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir, John H. Peterson, Mary Phillips, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room, Pia Rosenqvist, Haydée Rosovsky, Kerstin Stenius, Grayna Wiatkiewicz, Bohdan Woronowicz, and Antoni Zieliski. Health 123-125.

Greil, Arthur L. 1996. Review of In Search of Parenthood: Coping with Infertility and High-Tech Conception (revised and updated), by Judith N. Lasker and Susan Borg. Family Relations. April: 238-239.

Greil, Arthur L. 1994. Review of Family Bonds: Adoption and the Politics of Parenting, by Elizabeth Bartholet. Politics and the Life Sciences August: 24-25.

Greil, Arthur L. 1993. Review of Islamic Da'wah in the West: Muslim Missionary Activity and the Dynamics of Conversion to Islam, by Larry Poston. Review of Religious Research 35: 185.

Greil, Arthur L. 1992. Review of The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society, by Bryan R. Wilson. Review of Religious Research 33:286-287.

Greil, Arthur L. 1991. Review of Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies, edited by Pedro Ramet. Review of Religious Research 32:377.

Greil, Arthur L. 1990. Review of Ecumenical Perspectives on Church and State: Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, edited by James E. Wood, Jr. Review of Religious Research 32:189-190.

Greil, Arthur L. 1990. Review of Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism: Triumph over Evil, by Jamsheed K. Choksy. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:268.

Greil, Arthur L. 1987. Review of The Making of a Moonie, by Eileen Barker. Qualitative Sociology 10:192 193.

Greil, Arthur L. 1981. Review of Identity and Authority, edited by Roland Robertson and Burkhart Holzner. Religious Studies Review 7:242-243.

Greil, Arthur L. 1980. Review of Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion, Volume 2, 1978, edited by Joachim Matthes, Bryan R. Wilson, Leo Layendecker, Jean Seguy and Henri W. A. Itelhorts. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:442 443.

Greil, Arthur L. 1976. Review of Social Movements, by Ron E. Roberts and Robert Marsh Kloss. Contemporary Sociology 5:538 539.


Manuscripts under Review and Revision

Gibbs, Larry, Stacy Tiemeyer, Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2015. "Sexual Satisfaction and Pregnancy Intentions among Married and Cohabiting Women in the U.S.: Variations by Race and Ethnicity." Submitted to Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Shreffler, Karina M., Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, Stacy Tiemeyer, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2015. "Infertility and Fertility Intentions, Desires, and Outcomes among U.S. Women. Revise and Resubmit at Demographic Research.

Tichenor, Veronica, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, Andrew V. Bedrous, Amy Clark, and Karina M. Shreffler. "Variations in Attitudes toward Being a Mother by Race/Ethnicity and Education in the United States." Submitted to Sociological Perspectives.


Papers and Presentations

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Michele H. Lowry, Andrea R. Burch, Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2016. "Relationship Satisfaction among Infertile Couples." Paper to be presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Shreffler, Karina M., Stacy Tiemeyer, Julia McQuillan. Whitney Robinson, Molly Weems, and Arthur L. Greil. 2016. "Fertility Intentions and Importance of Motherhood for Subsequent Pregnancies and Births: Variations by Race/Ethnicity." Paper to be presented at annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Tiemeyer, Stacy, Julia McQuillan. Larry Gibbs, Arthur L. Greil,, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2016. "Does Fertility Trouble Lead to Sexual Trouble." Paper to be presented at annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Shreffler, Karina M., Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, Stacy Tiemeyer, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2015. "Infertility and Fertility Intentions, Desires, and Outcomes among U.S. Women. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Tiemeyer, Stacy, Larry Gibbs, Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2015. "Sexual Satisfaction and Pregnancy Intentions among Married and Cohabiting Women in the U.S.: Variations by Race and Ethnicity." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Tiemeyer, Stacy, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil, 2014. "Definite or Ambivalent? First Birth Intentions and Psychological Well-Being." Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Council of Family Relations.

Greil Arthur L., Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins, Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Michelle H. Lowry. 2015. Changes in Attitudes toward Reproductive Technologies among a Probability Sample of US Women. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Kathleen Slauson-Blevins, Stacy Tiemeyer, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2014. "Estimating the Need and Unmet Need for Fertility Services." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Greil, Arthur L., Ophra Leyser-Whalen, Julia McQuillan, Karina M. Shreffler, Michele Lowry, and Katherine M. Johnson. 2014 "Patterns of Seeing a Doctor and Self-Labelling as Infertile: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Representative Sample of US Women." Paper presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Tiemeyer, Stacy, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil, 2014. "Definite or Ambivalent? First Birth Intentions and Psychological Well-Being." Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Council of Family Relations.

Greil, Arthur L. 2013.The Sociology of Infertility: Social Construction and Stratified Reproduction." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Slauson-Blevins, Kathleen S., Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2013. "Which U.S. Infertile Women Go Online for Infertility Related Activities?" Paper presented at annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.

Greil, Arthur L., Michele Lowry, Katherine M. Johnson, Richard M. Simon and Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins. 2012. "Pursuing Pregnancy: Medical and Non-Medical Responses to Infertility." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Greil, Arthur L. and Julia McQuillan. 2012. "Does Fertility-Specific Distress Vary by Race? Findings from a National Probability Sample." Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Karina M. Shreffler, and Katherine M. Johnson. 2012. "Race/Ethnicity, Attitudes, and Service Utilization for Infertility: Data from a Population-Based Sample." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Arthur L Greil, Alfred University; Karina M. Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2012. "Do Attitudes towards Infertility and Infertility Treatments Differ by Race/Ethnicity?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

Johnson, Katherine, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil and Karina M. Shreffler. 2012. "Beyond Involuntary Childlessness: Toward a more Inclusive Notion of Reproductive Barriers." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Sociological Society.

McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, Andrew Bedrous, Amy Clark, Karina M. Shreffler, and Veronica Tichenor. 2012. Motherhoods and Meanings among Black, Hispanic, Asian, and White Women in the United States. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Shreffler, Karina M., Stacy Tiemeyer, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. " Does Money Matter for Fertility, Intentions, Plans, and Importance? Lessons from the Great Recession." 2012. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Gopal, Divya. Arthur L. Greil, and Julia McQuillan. 2011. "Abortion and Distress: Does State Context Matter?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

Greil, Arthur L., Ophra Leyser-Whalen, Michele Lowry, Julia McQuillan, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2011. "Infertility Treatment and Self-Identity as Someone with a Fertility Problem: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Population-Based Sample of U.S. Women." Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

Greil, Arthur L., Michele Lowry, Julia McQuillan, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2011. "Infertility Treatment and Fertility-Specific Distress: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Population-Based Sample of U.S. Women." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2011. "Fertility Specific Distress: Explaining Variation among Infertile Women from a Population Based Sample." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

Katherine M. Johnson, Arthur L. Greil, Julia McQuillan, and Karina Shreffler, and Katherine M. Johnson. 2011 "Fertility and Infertility: Toward the Integration of Two Research Traditions." Presented at annual meeting of the National Council of Family Relations.

Kazyak, Emily, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2011. "Lesbians and Motherhood: The need for Extra Effort or Deciding to Opt Out." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

McQuillan, Julia, Andrew Bedrous, Amy Clark, Arthur L. Greil. Karina M. Shreffler, and Veronica Tichenor. 2011. "Motherhoods and Meanings among Black Hispanic, Asian, and White Women in the United States." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Shreffler, Karina M., Katherine Stamp Mitchell, Arthur L. Greil, and Julia (2011. "American Women’s Pregnancy Histories: Intentionality Patterns." Paper presented at the American Sociological Association.

Slauson-Blevins, Kathleen S, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2011. "Race and the Internet for Fertility Help." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO.

Colaner, Colleen W., Julia McQuillan, Karina M. Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2010. "Perception of a Fertility Problem as a Shared Stressor and Consequences for Fertility Specific Distress." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations.

Greil, Arthur L., Katherine M. Johnson, Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2010. A New look at Racial Differences in Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility. Aper pPresented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2010. "The Importance of Social Cues for Medical Helpseeking: The Example of Infertility." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

McQuillan, Julia, Karina Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2010. "Infertile Women’s Reasons for Not Seeking Treatment: Values, Social Pressure, and Fertility Intentions among U.S. Women." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Association.

Shreffler, Karina M., Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, and David R. Johnson. 2010. "Introduction to the National Survey of Fertility Barriers." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations.

Burch, Andrea R. and Arthur L. Greil. "Types of Infertility and Distress: Results for a Nationwide Sample of Women." 2009. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2009. "A New Look at Racial Differences in Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, Karina Shreffler, Katherine M. Johnson, and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2009. "Explaining Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility." Paper presented at annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

McQuillan, Julia, Arthur L. Greil, and Karina Shreffler. 2009. "Trying To, Trying Not To, and Okay Either Way: Religiosity, Social Class, and Variations in The Intentionality of Pregnancy among U.S. Women." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

McQuillan, Julia, Karina Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2009. "Values, Social Pressure, and Fertility Intentions among U.S. Women." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

McQuillan, Julia, Veronica Tichenor, Karina Shreffler, and Arthur L. Greil. 2009. "Self-Perceived Importance of Fatherhood in U.S. Men’s Lives." Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Shreffler, Karina, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2009. "Distress among U.S. Women by Type of Pregnancy Loss." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, David R. Johnson, and Andrea R. Burch. 2008. "Dissecting the Effects of Religiosity on Medical Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan, and Karina Shreffler. 2008. "The Importance of Motherhood and Medical Helpseeking among Infertile Women." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Greil, Arthur L., Julia McQuillan and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins. 2008. "The Experience of Infertility: A Review of Recent Literature." Paper presented at the Conference on Reproductive Health Challenges in Oslo, Norway.

Delk, Cheryl, Karina Shreffler, Julia McQuillan, and Arthur L. Greil. 2008. "Differences in Surgical Sterilizations: Rates and Regrets." Paper presented at the annual

Professional Memberships
• American Sociological Association

• Association for the Sociology of Religion
   Candidate for President-Elect, 1993

• Eastern Sociological Society

• Ferre Institute (Infertility Research and Education Organization)
   Data consultant, 1983-1994
   Board Member, 1985-1991

• Midwest Sociological Society

• National Council of Family Relations

• Population Association of America

• Religious Research Association

• Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
   1989 Program Chair
   Treasurer, 1996-2000
   Executive Officer, 2000-2006

• Society for the Study of Social Problems
   Division Chair, 1994-1996
   Member, Lee Founder’s Award Committee, 2005
   Member, Social Action Committee, 2007
   Member, Membership Committee, 2006-2009
   Member, Permanent Organization and Strategic Planning Committee, 2009-2011.

• Sociologists for Women in Society Member of Feminist Lectureship Committee, 1994-1997
   Member, Publications Committee, 1995-1998