Utah State continues its long-standing reputation as a leader in rural and natural resource sociology and welcome applications from prospective graduate students. They offer both Masters and PhD degrees in Sociology and a great location in the US Mountain West. More information about our program and faculty can be found at http://sociology.usu.edu. Graduate Applications are Due February 1.
Current faculty interests and projects in rural and natural resource sociology:
- Dr. Eddy Berry (Migration, demographic change, and rural health aging)
- Dr. Steven Daniels (Environmental conflict resolution and community development)
- Dr. Courtney Flint (Rural-to-urban community water risks and adaptive capacity; developing a global mountain community observatory; human-nature relationships and landscape governance)
- Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith (Social aspects of urban water use and water systems; farmer adoption of environmental innovations; spatial analysis and applications of GIS to social science questions)
- Dr. Richard Krannich (Social consequences of utility-scale renewable energy development; implications of amenity-based growth for community and social well-being; socio-economic linkages to public lands and resources)
- Dr. Peggy Petrzelka (Social and environmental impacts of increasing female landownership of agricultural land; social and environment impacts of absentee landownership of agricultural land;social impacts of hydraulic fracturing)