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Faculty Presentations

Dr. Susan Stewart
“Women of the Millennial Generation: Who are They and What Kind of Women Will They Become?” Presented April 15, 2014 to the Ames Chapter of the American Association of University Women

Dr. David Peters
“Demographics of the College Student Population in Iowa.” Presentation to the Iowa Board of Regents Task Force in Urbandale IA (17 Dec 2013).

Dr. David Peters
"Poverty and Inequality in Poweshiek County, Iowa"
at the Poweshiek Leadership on December 12, 2013

Gloria Jones Johnson Awarded Highest Faculty Award

Gloria Jones Johnson

Gloria Jones Johnson was promoted to University Professor, which is one of the highest faculty awards. This awards recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State University.

Gloria Jones-Johnson came to Iowa State in 1986. Her research specializes in social psychology, social inequality and work, and occupations. Her recent research interests are self-employment and the contingent work force.

Sociologists Take Historic Stand on Racism and Police Brutality

Susan Stewart

This year’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) recently took place in San Francisco. Coming on the heels of the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Ferguson Jr. at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and in the midst of an ongoing community uprising shrouded in police brutality, many sociologists in attendance had the national crises of police brutality and racism on their minds. The ASA however created no official space for discussion of these issues, nor has the...More


Sociologists Take Historical Stand on Racism and Police Brutality