Jennifer Steele, Ph.D. *
Dr. Steele received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from Penn State University, specializing in natural resource sociology and rural community and economic development.
Her appointment is service and teaching-oriented. She coordinates departmental advising, directly advises current and prospective students, and plays a lead role in the department’s curriculum assessment efforts.
While research is a smaller component of her position, Dr. Steele pursues inquiry aimed at enhancing her service and teaching and collaborates with Extension Service colleagues and others on a variety of projects related to agricultural and forest management practices and to program evaluation.
SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCA 199 Orientation to Sociology and
SOCA 293 R Environmental Sociology
SOCA 311 Social Research Methods
SOCA 323 Sociology of Rural Life
SOCA 463 Economy and Society
SOCA 510 Principles of Research Design