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  Sociology Program
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New Faculty



Michelle Edwards


Michelle Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Texas Christian University.  Though she grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, she recently moved to Fort Worth from Pullman, Washington, where she received her Ph.D. from Washington State University.  Her research and teaching interests include: environmental sociology, water issues, labor markets and organizations, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Her work has appeared in journals such as: Survey Practice, Organization & Environment, and Deviant Behavior.  She is currently wrapping up research on the public’s perceptions of water governance across two states: Nebraska and Washington.  Data for this project come from a large-scale survey she conducted along with colleagues Dr. Don Dillman (WSU) and Dr. Jolene D. Smyth (UNL).  In addition to exploring opinions on water management, drought risk, and potential adaptive capacity, her study also included an experiment test of the effects of within-state and out-of-state university sponsors on survey response rates.  She is excited to be one of TCU’s new faculty members!





Sustainability & Social Justice Series

Spring 2014

Wednesday, March 5


Sid Richardson, Lecture Hall 2

Screening of "Samsara" film about nature and culture, society and spirit

  • watch the trailer at
  • cosponsored by the TCU Contemplative Studies Initiative and TCU's KinoMonda World Cinema film series
  • hosted by Dr. Mark Dennis


Wednesday, March 26


Sid Richardson, Lecture Hall 1

Sociology Green Chair Lecture by Dr. Clinton Sanders:

"Regarding Dogs: Social Science and Canine Relationships"



  Department Staff

Dr. Morrison Wong
Department Chair & Sociology Program Director


Dr. Miguel Leatham
Anthropology Program Director


Ms. Shawn Keane

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