Category: Publications and Accolades

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

Susan Stewart is editor, writer for sociology book about stepfamilies

Susan Stewart, professor of sociology, is an editor and contributing writer of “Multicultural Stepfamilies,” a book published by Cognella that provides students and researchers in the fields of sociology, social work and family studies with new theories, data and insight into the composition and diversity of modern stepfamilies. Specifically, Stewart wrote and contributed her research … Continue reading Susan Stewart is editor, writer for sociology book about stepfamilies

Shawn Dorius led several summer workshops

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, participated in several workshops over the summer, both on and off campus. He was an instructor at the National Science Foundation-funded Midwest Big Data Summer School, held in May at Iowa State. He taught two seminars, including “An Introduction to Computational Propaganda Research” and “Visualizing Administrative Data with Tableau.” … Continue reading Shawn Dorius led several summer workshops

Ann Oberhauser receives Inclusion Initiative Grant, was visiting professor in Sweden

Ann Oberhauser, professor of sociology and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, was one of eight women directors at Iowa State who received an Inclusion Initiative Grant from the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion for 2019-20. The project, titled “Leading from the Middle: Creating a Network of Women Directors at ISU,” focuses … Continue reading Ann Oberhauser receives Inclusion Initiative Grant, was visiting professor in Sweden

Matt DeLisi publishes “Homicidal Ideation and Forensic Psychopathology: Evidence From the 2016 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)”

Matt DeLisi, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and professor of sociology, has published a paper titled “Homicidal Ideation and Forensic Psychopathology: Evidence From the 2016 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)” in the Aug. 12, 2019, online edition of the Journal of Forensic Sciences. DeLisi’s co-authors are Jason Carbone, Wayne State University; Katherine … Continue reading Matt DeLisi publishes “Homicidal Ideation and Forensic Psychopathology: Evidence From the 2016 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)”