Professor of Sociology
Long Island Campus - O'Connor Hall, E108
B.A. in Sociology, Niagara University
M.A. in Sociology, St. John’s University
Ph.D. in Sociology/Criminology, Fordham University
Areas of Expertise: Data analysis, criminology
William F. Bengston has been a committed member of the SJC faculty for 35 years. From 1980 to 1989, he served as the chair of the Department of Sociology. Currently a professor of sociology and human relations coordinator, his responsibilities include the development and coordination of an interdisciplinary major that combines sociology and psychology.
Dr. Bengston is active in his local community. He has served on the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education since 1992, where he held the position of president from 2000 to 2006 and served on both the Ethics and Futures Committees. From 1988 to 1998, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Port Jefferson Free Library.
Dr. Bengston has published a significant number of works on sociology, alternative medicine and healing research. His most recent works include, “Anomalous DC Magnetic Field Activity during a Bioenergy Healing Experiment” and “The Healing Connection: EEG Harmonics, Entrainment, and Schumann's Resonances,” both of which appeared in The Journal of Scientific Exploration in 2010. In 2008, he published “Can Healing Be Taught?” in Explore: The Journal of Science and Medicine. His work on “A Method Used to Train Skeptical Volunteers to Heal in an Experimental Setting” and “Resonance, Placebo Effects, and Type II Errors: Some Implications from Healing Research for Experimental Methods,” was published by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2007.