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Hi, and welcome!

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Denison University.


My new book, Project Management for Researchers: A Practical, Stress-Free Guide to Getting Organized, will be published by the University of Michigan Press in November 2024. It can be pre-ordered for a 40% discount until its publication with code PONOV at the Press website.

My research and teaching interests are primarily in political sociology, and centered on development, science and religion, and mixed methods. You can find out more about my teaching here and research here, including about my first book Banking on Health: The World Bank and Health Sector Reform in Latin America which was published in 2017 (paperback 2019).


I also regularly teach short mixed methods topical workshops through the ICPSR summer program and will be offering two online workshops in summer 2024.

For additional information you can see my CV

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