Department of Sociology
Central Washington University
I am currently a Professor of Sociology and was Director for the Environmental Studies program (2016-2020) at Central Washington University. I earned my Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Southern California in Sociology with a specialization in population and a graduate certificate in gender studies. My dissertation focused on collective dissonance about population and immigration politics in the environmental movement. My areas of specialization in teaching and research include: gender studies, population, environmental studies, social justice, sustainability, and collective behavior. I also earned degrees from the University of Connecticut (MA, Sociology) and Central Connecticut State University (BA, Sociology).
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Map Your Hazards! – Assessing Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk part of Map your Hazards!
The Map Your Hazards module provides students an interactive mechanism to engage in place-based exploration of natural hazards, social vulnerability, risk and the factors that shape their communities perception of ...
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Social Ecology part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Courses
This is a sociology course but also serves as an interdisciplinary elective for environmental and policy studies; the course revolves around discussion and application of the concepts and theories of environmental ...
Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Risks in Kittitas County part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Pamela McMullin-Messier, Department of Sociology, Central Washington University Summary Besides potential earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, well-known and experienced hazards to Kittitas County, WA include ...