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Faculty - Department of Sociology

J. Gordon Arbuckle, Jr. Assistant Professor

J. Gordon Arbuckle, Jr. • Associate Professor

303c East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-1497, FAX: (515) 294-2303
arbuckle@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Sociology of agriculture and the environment
• Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

Dr. Arbuckle's Web site

Carmen Bain, Assistant Professor

Carmen Bain • Associate Professor

316 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-9895, FAX: (515) 294-2303
cbain@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Political economy of global agrifood systems
• Gender and international development
• Social dimensions of the bioeconomy

Dr. Bain's Web site

Monic Behnken, Assistant Professor

Monic Behnken • Assistant Professor

203c East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-8379
mbehnken@iastate.edu

Terry Besser, Professor

Terry Besser • Professor

217B East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-9283, FAX: (515) 294-2303
tbesser@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Research efforts have been directed toward studying organizations, work, and the relationship between businesses and communities.

Dr. Besser's Web site

Sharon Bird, Professor

Sharon Bird • Professor

217B East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-9283, FAX: (515) 294-2303
sbird@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Inequality and paid labor
• Gendered organizations, the sex gap in small businesses success

Dr. Bird's Web site

Jeff Brinkley

Jeff Brinkley • Lecturer


brink864@iastate.edu

Matthew DeLisi, Professor

Matthew DeLisi • Professor

203A East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-8008, FAX: (515) 294-2303
delisi@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Habitual criminal offending, career criminals, and self-control theory

Dr. DeLisi's Web site

Betty Dobratz, Professor

Betty Dobratz • Professor

218 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2033, FAX: (515) 294-2303
bdobratz@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Political sociology, social organization and social stratification

Dr. Dobratz's Web site

Shawn Dorius

Shawn Dorius • Assistant Professor

308 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2299
sdorius@iastate.edu

Research Interests:

Global Inequality, Status Hierarchy, Prestige, Beliefs &Values

Demography of Nations & Organizations Institutions

Measurement and Methods

Dr. Dorius' Web site

Theresa Downing Matibag

Teresa Downing-Matibag • Lecturer

303F East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-6519
tdowning@iastate.edu

Dr. Downing-Matibag's Web site

Wendy Harrod, Associate Professor

Wendy Harrod • Associate Professor

220 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-9898, FAX: (515) 294-2303
wharrod@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Group dynamics
• Social pathology
• Social problems

Dr. Harrod's Web site

Andrew Hochstetler, Associate Professor

Andrew Hochstetler • Associate Professor

203B East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2841, FAX: (515) 294-2303
hochstet@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Criminology and political economy
• Relationship between the economy, crime and state-imposed punishment

Dr. Hochstetler's Web site

Gloria Jones Johnson, Professor

Gloria Jones Johnson • Professor

202 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2947, FAX: (515) 294-2303
gjj@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Self-employment and the contingent work force

Dr. Jones Johnson's Web site

Daniel Krier, Associate Professor

Daniel Krier • Associate Professor

4 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-7013, FAX: (515) 294-2303
krier@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Research bridges the interdisciplinary areas bounded by sociology, economics and business
• Theories, organizations and social change

Dr. Krier's Web site

Abdi Kusow, Associate Professor

Abdi Kusow • Associate Professor

216 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-3128, FAX: (515) 294-2303

kusow@iastate.edu

Dr. Kusow's web site

Paul Lasley, Professor and Department Chair

Paul Lasley • Professor and Department Chair

103 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-0937, FAX: (515) 294-0592

plasley@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Organization of U.S. agriculture and how changes in agriculture affect rural communities
• Co-investigator of the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
• Rural development, community development, sustainable agriculture, and leadership in agriculture.

Dr. Lasley's Web site

 

Marta Maldonado, Assistant Professor

Marta Maldonado • Associate Professor

312 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-0793, FAX: (515) 294-2303

mmaldona@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Political economy, the sociology of inequality
• Dynamics within Latino/a populations in rural Iowa, and Latino/a perspectives and experiences regarding community integration

Dr. Maldonado's Web site

Robert Mazur, Professor

Robert Mazur • Professor

302 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-9286, FAX: (515) 294-2303
rmazur@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Innovation and diversification in rural livelihood strategies, and linkages among livelihood activities, food security, and health

Dr. Mazur's Web site

Lois Wright Morton, Professor

Lois Wright Morton • Professor

317D East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2843, FAX: (515) 294-2303
lwmorton@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Civic structure, human dimensions of natural resource management, community based watershed management, farmer decision making and rural quality of life

Dr. Wright Morton's Web site

David Peters, Assistant Professor

David Peters • Associate Professor

304 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-6303, FAX: (515) 294-2303
dpeters@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Poverty and inequality
• Economic and workforce development
• Quantitative and spatial methods

Dr. Peters' Web site

Anastasia Prokos, Associate Professor

Anastasia Prokos • Associate Professor

217A East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-0515, FAX: (515) 294-2303
aprokos@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Social inequality, emphasizing gendered inequalities in employment and the work/family interface
• Examinations of work-hour preference, family structure and economic well-being, and gender inequality in science and technology occupations.

Dr. Prokos's Web site

Rick Reger, Lecturer

Rick Reger • Lecturer

217D East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-1900
rreger@iastate.edu

Stephen Sapp, Professor

Stephen Sapp • Professor

320 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-1403, FAX: (515) 294-2303
ssapp@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Consumer attitudes about food safety and nutrition and consumer acceptance of agricultural technologies
• Social psychology, risk analysis, and methods/statistics

Dr. Sapp's Web site

David Schweingruber, Associate Professor

David Schweingruber • Associate Professor

318 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-4079, FAX: (515) 294-2303
dschwein@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Cultural and cognitive premises that guide social behavior in a variety of social settings, including formal organizations, social movements and political demonstrations

Dr. Schweingruber's Web site

Susan Stewart, Associate Professor

Susan Stewart • Professor

102 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-5912, FAX: (515) 294-2303
stewarts@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
Family Demography
Gender
Parenting
Child and Adult Well-Being

Dr. Stewart's Web site

Deborah Tootle

Deborah Tootle • Associate Professor

700 Locust St, Suite 210, Dubuque, IA 52001
563-845-7286
dmtootle@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Leadership development
• Community development
• Civic engagement
• Disaster recovery planning

Betty Wells, Professor

Betty Wells • Professor

303D East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
515-294-1104, FAX: (515) 294-0592
bwells@iastate.edu

Research Interests:
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension

Dr. Wells' Web site