Author: Paula Van Brocklin

CATEGORIES: Alumni

Diego Thompson followed in his mentors’ footsteps

Diego Thompson (MS ’10 sociology, sustainable agriculture; Ph.D. ’14 sociology, sustainable agriculture) credits Professors Emeritus of sociology Cornelia and Jan Flora for nurturing his desire to help rural, disadvantaged groups.

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Peters, Hochstetler receive Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award

Dave Peters, associate professor of sociology and Extension rural sociologist, and Andy Hochstetler, professor of sociology, and their co-authors have been awarded the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society for their article, “The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum,” published in Rural Sociology.

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Monic Behnken earns 2021 Iowa Character award

Monic Behnken, LAS associate dean of equity, diversity and inclusion, and associate professor of sociology, has received a 2021 Iowa Character Award—Adult Citizen of Character (Honorable Mention). The awards are given annually by Drake University’s Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Each year, the Ray Center recognizes Iowans who emulate the six pillars of CHARACTER … Continue reading Monic Behnken earns 2021 Iowa Character award

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Shawn Dorius, Data Science for the Public Good team receive Interdisciplinary Team Research Award

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, and members of the Data Science for the Public Good team received the Interdisciplinary Team Research Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes an interdisciplinary team of faculty researchers (at least two or more) with outstanding achievements who have made a significant contribution to the university’s research and … Continue reading Shawn Dorius, Data Science for the Public Good team receive Interdisciplinary Team Research Award