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Shannon Harper publishes study that addresses police officers’ attitudes toward domestic violence

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shannon Harper recently published a study titled, “Assessing Cross-national Differences in Police Officers’ Domestic Violence Attitudes,” in Policing: An International Journal. Harper’s co-authors include Angela Gover, University of Colorado, Denver; Samara McPhedran, Griffith University, Australia; and Paul Mazerolle, University of New Brunswick, Canada. Comparative research provides a mechanism to understand how … Continue reading Shannon Harper publishes study that addresses police officers’ attitudes toward domestic violence

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.

Monic Behnken and Alissa Stoehr win YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology, and Alissa Stoehr, lecturer of sociology, have each been awarded the 2019 Women of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Ames at ISU. According to its website, the award is given to recognize women of Story county for their work toward “eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, … Continue reading Monic Behnken and Alissa Stoehr win YWCA Women of Achievement Awards