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Email: nasha@uwosh.edu
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Meet the Sociology Faculty and Staff

Jeremiah Bohr, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Bohr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (920) 424-3494
Email: bohrj@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4617
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About Jeremiah

Jeremiah Bohr joined the Sociology Department at UWO in the Fall of 2015. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His research and teaching interests include environmental sociology, computational sociology, research methods, social stratification, and political sociology. His publications appear in journals such as Environmental Politics, Climatic Change, and Sociological Spectrum. Jeremiah grew up in Wisconsin and feels fortunate for the opportunity to return home.

 

Specializations:

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Stratification
  • Criminology
  • Quantitative Research Methods

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 261 Environment & Society
  • Soc 331 Social Stratification
  • Soc 381 Social Research

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

Bohr, Jeremiah. 2016. “The ‘climatism’ cartel: Why climate change deniers oppose market-based mitigation policy.” Environmental Politics25(5):812-830.

 

Bohr, Jeremiah. 2014. “Public views on the dangers and importance of climate change: predicting climate change beliefs in the United States through income moderated by party identification.” Climatic Change126(1):217-227.

 

Bohr, Jeremiah. 2014. “Barriers to Environmental Sacrifice: The Interaction of Free Rider Fears with Education, Income, and Ideology.” Sociology Spectrum 34(4):362-379.

 

Bohr, Jeremiah and Brian Dill. 2011. “Who Benefits from Market-Based Carbon Mitigation?” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology10(3/4):406-428.
Orlee Hauser, Ph.D.

Orlee Hauser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (920) 424-7182
Email: hausero@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4613
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About Orlee

Orlee Hauser earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at McGill University in Montreal. Her dissertation research focused on women’s participation and sense of belonging in the Israeli Defense Force, while her current research focuses on the gendered nature of parenting.She has published in various journals, including the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Qualitative Sociology Review as well as others. Her latest article, on maternal identity is forthcoming in Sociological Focus. Since coming to UWO, she created and has regularly taught Sociology of Gender and Sociology of the Family. She also teaches courses in Social Psychology, Social Movements, and Social Problems and is excited to be teaching both Quest I and II classes as part of UWO’s USP program.Though Orlee was born and raised in Canada, she is proud to call UWO her home. When she’s not in the classroom or her office she can be found enjoying time with her husband, son and daughter. Orlee’s taste in music runs the gamut from contemporary folk to heavy metal, and she reads and collects underground comics and graphic novels. Surprising? Well, what do you expect from a Canadian – eh?

Specializations:

  • Sociology of the Family
  • Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Deviance and Qualitative Research Methods

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Soc 101 Intercultural Knowledge (Quest 1)
  • Soc 151 Modern Social Problems
  • Soc 153 Intercultural Exploration of Families (Quest II)
  • Soc 321 Social Psychology
  • Soc 325 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • Soc 339 Sociology of the Family
  • Soc 368 Sociology of Gender Orlee Hauser Ph.D.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

Hauser, Orlee “I love being a mom so I don’t mind doing it all’: The Cost of Maternal Identity” forthcoming in Sociological Focus.

Hauser, Orlee “Sandpaper Pages: a review of Yagil Levy’s Israel’s Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy ” forthcoming in Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review.

Hauser, Orlee. 2012. “Doing Army or Feeling Army? What Makes Women Feel Organizational Belonging in the Israeli Defence Forces?” in Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Vol. 40, 59-96.

Kuhl, Michelle, Michelle Mouton, Margaret Hostetler, Dru Scribner, Tracy Slagter and Orlee Hauser. 2013 “How We Learned to Stop Worrying and to Enjoying Having it All” In Mari Castaneda and Kirsten Isgro (Eds.) Mothers in Academia. New York: Columbia. (currently in press – available for purchase June 2013)

Hauser, Orlee “Pushing Daddy Away? A Qualitative Study of Maternal Gatekeeping” in Qualitative Sociology Review, Vol. VIII, 1, 2012

Hauser, Orlee. 2011 “We Rule the Base Because We’re Few: ‘Lone Girls’ in Israel’s Military” in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 40, 6, 619-647.

Hauser, Orlee. 2010 “Doing Gender, Doing Combat: Women Soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces” in The Jewish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 52, 2010.

Hauser, Orlee. 2010. Review of Neustein, Amy (ed), Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals. H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews. November, 2010.

Juyeon Son, Ph.D.

Juyeon Son, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (920) 424-3192
Email: sonj@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4615
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About Juyeon

Son received her Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University at New Brunswick in 1998, her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 2007, and joined the department in 2007. Dr. Son is a medical sociologist and she has published articles that examine issues such as health service utilization and immigrant incorporation, postpartum care, health disparities, transnationalism, and technology.Her current research interests are aging, elderly care, and end-of-life decision making processes along the lines of class, race and gender categories. She has also been a principal investigator of a project that examines the effectiveness of new comprehensive sexual health curriculum in Oshkosh Area School District in collaboration with the public health at Winnebago County in Wisconsin. This study was funded by the CommunityAcademic Partnership Fund at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is a mixed method researcher as she is trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.She is originally from Seoul, Korea but has lived in the U.S. for almost the half of her life time. Wisconsin is the first state she spent her first couple of years in the U.S. as an international student in the 90s, and thus has been her second home in her heart. For some miraculous reasons, she came back to Wisconsin as a faculty. She must love Wisconsinites! She adores the time she can spend with her two children and her husband.

Specializations:

  • Medical Sociology
  • Immigration
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Survey and Quantitative Research Methods

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 111 Race, Ethnicity and Society (QUEST I)
  • Soc 281 Social Statistics
  • Soc 317 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Soc 359 Minority Groups

PUBLICATIONS:

Son, Juyeon. 2013 “Assimilation and Health Service Utilization of Korean Immigrant Women.” Qualitative Health Research 23(11):1528-1540. http://qhr.sagepub.com/ content/23/11/1528.short

Son, Juyeon. 2013. “Are Immigrants from Asia Healthier than Immigrants from Other Regions?: Self-Reported Health Status and Functional Difficulties of Immigrants in the U.S.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 14(1):19-38. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12134-011-0223-3

Son, Juyeon. 2014 “Perceptions and challenges: Postpartum care among Korean Americans through an online community” Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Nov 4. pii: 1043659614556353. [Epub ahead of print] http://tcn.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/11/04/1043659614556353.abstract Juyeon Son Ph.D.

Son, Juyeon. 2014. “Immigrant Incorporation, Technology, and Transnationalism among Korean American Women” Journal of International Migration and Integration. doi: 10.1007/s12134-014- 0347-3 (Published online first in May 2014) http:// link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12134- 014-0347-3

Paul Van Auken, Ph.D.

Paul Van Auken, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Department Chair

Phone: (920) 424-2040
Email: vanaukep@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4611
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Profile of Paul Van Auken

About Paul

  Paul Van Auken has been a member of the sociology and environmental studies faculty at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2007, after completing a Ph.D. in sociology from UW-Madison. Prior to that he completed a M.A. in urban affairs & public policy at the University of Delaware and then worked in the nonprofit sector doing community and economic development.At UWO, Paul has regularly taught rural sociology, sociology of the modern city, environment and society, population problems, social ecology (which has recently been team-taught with a film professor, with students making short documentaries on social ecological issues), sociology senior seminar, and multiple courses in the University Studies Program, for which he was a member of the design committee and now serves as faculty coordinator for the civic learning signature question.A native of Iowa but resident of Wisconsin since 1999, Paul recently became chair of the Sociology Department. He conducts research on issues related to neighborhood, community, land use planning and access to public space, sustainability, and teaching and learning. His most recent academic publication is “Maybe it’s Both of us: Engagement and Learning” in Teaching Sociology. Paul also practices public sociology, regularly writing a column called “Shortening the Distance” for local independent monthly newspaper Oshkosh Independent, for which he has also written multiple cover stories. He is a member of the Oshkosh Food Cooperative board of directors, plays bass in multiple rock bands, and enjoys life in the Menominee South neighborhood of Oshkosh with his wife and two daughters.

 

Specializations:

  • Community and Environmental Sociology
  • Urban and Rural Sociology
  • Demography
  • Qualitative Research Methods

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Soc 261 Environment and Society
  • Soc 311 Sociology of the Modern City
  • Soc 313 Rural Sociology
  • Soc 315 Population Problems
  • Soc 342 Social Ecology
  • Soc 481 Senior Seminar

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

Van Auken, Paul M., Elizabeth S. Barron, Chong Xiong*, and Carly Persson*. 2016. “‘Like a Second Home’: Conceptualizing Experiences Within the Fox River Watershed Through a Framework of Emplacement.” Water (special issue on Watershed Protection and Management) 8(8), 352; doi:10.3390/w8080352.

*UWO undergraduate students at the time of their primary contributions

Van Auken, Paul M. 2013. “Maybe it’s Both of Us: Engagement and Learning.” Teaching Sociology 41(2), 207–215. (http://www.alphakappadelta.org/uploads/Engagement_and_Learning_- _Both_Students___Professor.pdf)

Van Auken, Paul M. and Shaun Golding. 2013. “Rural Property, Collective Action, and Place-Based Planning.” Pp. 151-163 in Place-Based Conservation: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, edited by William Stewart, Daniel Williams, and Linda Kruger. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science. (http://www.springer.com/environment/environmental+management/ book/978-94-007-5801-8)

Van Auken, Paul M., Shaun Golding, and James R. Brown. 2012. “Prompting with Pictures: Determinism and Democracy in Image-Based Planning.” Practicing Planner 10(1), Spring 2012. (https://www.planning.org/practicingplanner/2012/spr/) – Van Auken, Paul M. and Johan F. Rye. 2011. “Amenities, Affluence, and Ideology: Comparing Rural Restructuring Processes in the U.S. and Norway.” Landscape Research 36 (1): 65-86. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01426397.2010.536203)

Van Auken, Paul M. 2010. “Seeing, Not Participating: Viewscape Fetishism in American and Norwegian Amenity Areas.” Human Ecology 38 (4): 521-537. (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10745-010-9323-5#page-1)

Van Auken, Paul M, Svein J. Frisvoll, and Susan I. Stewart. 2010. “Visualising Community: Using Participant-Driven Photo-Elicitation for Research and Application”. Local Environment 15 (4): 373-388. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13549831003677670#preview)

PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY:

Van Auken, Paul. 2016. “Shortening the Distance” Oshkosh Independent. (http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/author/shortening-the-distance/)

Van Auken, Paul. 2014. “Taking Root: New Life in Oshkosh’s Food Desert.” SCENE (http://new.scenenewspaper.com/2014/07/taking-root-new-life-in-oshkoshs-food-desert/)

Van Auken, Paul. 2014. “Separate Ways, Separate We(s).” SCENE. (http://new.scenenewspaper.com/2014/02/separate-ways-separate-wes/)

Van Auken, Paul. 2014. “You down with OCC?”. SCENE. (http://new.scenenewspaper.com/2014/01/youdown-with-occ/)

Amy Jeanty, B.A.

Amy Jeanty, B.A.

Academic Department Associate

Phone: (920) 424-2030
Email: nasha@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4610

Specializations:

  • Academic and administrative support for the department
Katie Hodges

Katie Hodges

Student Assistant

Phone: (920) 424-2030
Email: hodgek92@uwosh.edu
Office: Sage Hall, Room 4610