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.
Ann Oberhauser, professor of sociology and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, recently received the 2020 Emory Bogardus Teaching Excellence Award from Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology National Honor Society) in recognition of her dedication as a teacher, POS committee membership and mentoring of students.
Ilma Jahic, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, recently published a study titled, “Psychopathy and Violent Video Game Playing: Multiple Associations in a Juvenile Justice System Involved Sample,” in the journal Aggressive Behavior. Violent video game playing is a consistent risk factor for aggression, but research on its psychopathology and trait underpinnings are primarily … Continue reading Ilma Jahic publishes study in Aggressive Behavior
Jacob Erickson, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology this spring, delves into the minds of criminals to understand what makes them tick. In honor of his exceptional research, Erickson received a spring 2020 Graduate College Research Excellence Award, which recognizes graduate students for their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. “I … Continue reading Jacob Erickson receives spring 2020 research excellence award
Matthew DeLisi, Distinguished Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, and Andrew Hochstetler, professor of sociology, have been recognized by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost as faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. The 2020 Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty for outstanding work in … Continue reading DeLisi, Hochstetler receive exemplary mentor awards
After serving more than 27 years in law enforcement at the Story County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, second-year Ph.D. student Barry Thomas may have finally found his true calling—teaching. Thomas, who is seeking a doctorate in sociology with a criminal justice focus, received a spring 2020 Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes and encourages outstanding … Continue reading Barry Thomas receives spring 2020 teaching excellence award
Matthew DeLisi, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, has been named the 2020 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. DeLisi was nominated for the award by Taea Bonner (’20 criminal justice). Bonner is part of Iowa State’s Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which seeks to … Continue reading Matthew DeLisi is named McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year
An Iowa State team of researchers, led by associate professor of sociology Shawn Dorius, has received a $260,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide scientific support to the Iowa Department of Public Health as it works to advance substance use recovery resources in Iowa. The ISU team will collect … Continue reading Shawn Dorius receives grant to advance substance use recovery