Professor of sociology Susan Stewart was recently elected to serve as Iowa state director of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS). Founded in 1936, MSS comprises nearly 1,300 scholars, students and practicing sociologists in universities, government and businesses from nine states.
Alissa Stoehr, assistant teaching professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, together with Heather Rellihan, professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Anne Arundel Community College, co-authored a book chapter, “The Status of Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges” in the 2019 book “Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges.” Published by … Continue reading Assistant teaching professor Alissa Stoehr publishes book chapter
Daniel Butler, assistant professor of sociology, had his study, “Understanding How In-prison Experiences Influence Female Offenders’ Maladjustment to Prison,” published in the Dec. 23, 2019, online edition of Justice Quarterly. In this paper, Butler examined whether what women experience while in prison influences assaults, filing of grievances and mental health problems. The results of the … Continue reading Daniel Butler publishes study on how incarceration impacts women
As chair of the Equity Working Group of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, recently presented Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds with STEM recommendations for Iowa’s K-12 students.
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, participated in a Feb. 4 panel discussion at the Ames Public Library about the book and movie, “Just Mercy.” In addition to Behnken, panelists were William “Novonty” Lawrence, associate professor, Greenlee School of Journalism; and Shawn Smith, The Smith Law Firm, PC. … Continue reading Monic Behnken is panelist for discussion about ‘Just Mercy’
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, together with a collaborative team of researchers, was recently awarded a grant by the SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. Fifty applications for the grant were received. Behnken’s team earned one of … Continue reading Team led by Monic Behnken earns valuable grant
Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, was part of a research team that presented a talk titled “Substance Use Among Iowa Families: What We Learned About Child Removals” to the Iowa Department of Human Services in December. The researchers presented results of a recent substance use investigation. The focus of the presentation was to report … Continue reading Shawn Dorius participated in a presentation to the Iowa DHS