Category: Publications and Accolades

Graduate student Jacob Erickson is lead author of study on meth cooks published in Justice Quarterly

Jacob Erickson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, is the lead author of a study titled, “Meth Cooking as a Job: Identity and Dirty Work,” which was published Oct. 22, 2019, in the online edition of Justice Quarterly. Andrew Hochstetler, professor of sociology at Iowa State, and Heith Copes, professor of criminal justice … Continue reading Graduate student Jacob Erickson is lead author of study on meth cooks published in Justice Quarterly

David Peters to present paper at NARSC conference

David Peters, associate professor of sociology, will present a paper, “Understanding Opioid Resiliency and Vulnerability in Rural and Micropolitan Communities,” at the 2019 North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Conference, Nov. 13-16, in Pittsburgh. The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) promotes the exchange of knowledge, theory and analysis of cities and … Continue reading David Peters to present paper at NARSC conference

David Peters publishes study on the resiliency of declining small towns in Rural Sociology

David Peters, associate professor of sociology, is the sole author of a study titled, “Community Resiliency in Declining Small Towns: Impact of Population on Quality of Life over 20 Years,” published in the Jan. 1, 2019, online edition of Rural Sociology. In this paper, Peters seeks to understand why some small towns have an improved … Continue reading David Peters publishes study on the resiliency of declining small towns in Rural Sociology

Graduate research assistant leads talk at soil and water conference

Maggie Norton, a graduate assistant in the Department of Sociology, was a speaker at the 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in July. Her presentation, “Water Scarcity in a Water-rich State: Northwest Iowa’s Groundwater Challenges and the Potential for Collaborative Governance,” was one of the most well-attended sessions at the conference.

J. Arbuckle is co-author of study about conservation practices in the U.S. from 1982-2017

J. Arbuckle, professor of sociology, is co-author of a study titled, “Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices in the United States: Evidence from 35 Years of Quantitative Literature,” published in the September/October 2019 issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. This study is a comprehensive review of all published, quantitative studies on the adoption … Continue reading J. Arbuckle is co-author of study about conservation practices in the U.S. from 1982-2017

Shawn Dorius publishes study that measures the prevalence of developmentalist thinking

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, is co-author of a paper titled, “Developmental Idealism in Internet Search Data,” recently published in the journal Sociology of Development. Dorius’ co-author is Jeffrey Swindle, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Michigan. The researchers collected and analyzed public perceptions of nations in internet search data. They … Continue reading Shawn Dorius publishes study that measures the prevalence of developmentalist thinking

Cornelia Flora honored with lifetime achievement award

Cornelia Flora, distinguished emeritus professor of sociology, received the 2019 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Agriculture, Food and Human Values from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) at its annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. The award honors Flora’s career for outstanding contributions towards realizing the goals of … Continue reading Cornelia Flora honored with lifetime achievement award

Daniel Butler publishes study about Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory in the Journal of Criminal Justice

Daniel Butler, assistant professor of sociology, is the sole author of a study titled, “An Examination of Inmate Adjustment Stratified by Time Served in Prison,” published in the Sept. 5 online edition of the Journal of Criminal Justice. In the study, Butler uses the Differential Coercion and Social Support (DCSS) Theory to examine whether coercion … Continue reading Daniel Butler publishes study about Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory in the Journal of Criminal Justice