Assistant Professor of Sociology
Anthropology, Sociology, & Reconciliation, College of Arts and Sciences
Started at Bethel
- University of Jos, Nigeria - B.S. in Sociology, 1990
- University of Jos, Nigeria - M.S. in Sociology, 1994
- University of Minnesota - Ph.D., 2007
Areas of expertise
Crime and criminal justice, delinquency, race, sociology of family, quantitative research methods
Andrew Bamidele Odubote, Ph.D. specializes in criminology. His dissertation is entitled “The Moderating Effect of Race on Parenting Style and Juvenile Delinquency: A Comparative Study of European American, African American and Nigerian Families." Prior to coming to Bethel, he taught at the University of Minnesota and was an adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University.
Travel Award, Conference on Emerging Adulthood, 2005
Society for Research on Adolescence. $250
Life Course Center Travel Award, 2003-2004
Youth Development Study, University of Minnesota. $800
Professional Development Awards for Conference Travel, 2000-2003
Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota. $1000
Adolescent And Youth Dissertation Award, 2002
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. $3500
Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Award, 2000-2002
Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota. $5000
Merit Award 1991
National Youth Service Corps, Sokoto State
Manuscript Under Review
Agugua, Austin and Bamidele Odubote. “Thuggerism or Vigilante: An assessment of the role of Bakassi Boys of Eastern Nigeria in Crime Control.” Under review at Annals of the Social Science Council of Nigeria.
Work in Progress
Odubote, Bamidele and Zhang Xuefeng. “Assessing the Role of Religiosity in Family Relationships: Evidence of a Parenting Style-Delinquency Convergence.”
Odubote, Bamidele. “The Effects of Family Structure, Socioeconomic Status, and Parenting Style on Delinquency.”
Odubote, Bamidele. “Authoritarian Parenting Style: Influences of Parents’ Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Beliefs about Parenting.”
“Relationships between Parenting Style, Race and Juvenile Delinquency: A Cross Cultural Perspective.” Paper presented at the Second Conference on Emerging Adulthood of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Miami, FL. February 2005.
“The Effects of Family Structure, Socioeconomic Status, and Parenting Style on Delinquency: A cross Cultural Perspective.” International Conference on Social Science Research, New Orleans, LA. November 2004.
“Understanding the racial differences in Parenting Styles in the United States: An Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency and Parenting Styles in Nigeria.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Denver, CO. November 2003.
“Religious commitment and Crime: A review of the empirical Literature.” Paper presented at The MacLaurin Research Institute, Minneapolis, MN. July 2001
“Parenting Style, Peer Influence and Juvenile delinquency.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. November 2000.
Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards
- Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1999-2000
- Committee Member, Annual Department Conference, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2001
- American Sociological Association 1999 to Present
- American Society of Criminology 1999 to Present
- Society for Research on Adolescence 2004 to Present
Professional Association Service
- Program Committee Member, International Conference on Social Science Research, 2005