Karen Jennison

ProfessorKaren Jennison

Ph.D., Washington State University

Telephone: (970) 351-2169.

E-mail: karen.jennison@unco.edu

Office: Candelaria 2285D

Prof. Jennison’s interests include Aging, Complex Organizations, Alcohol and Drugs, and Applied Research. Her articles and conference papers have been predominantly on topics related to alcohol and also on aging. The articles have been published in a variety of health and Sociology journals. Her current research is on various aspects of alcohol and drug use.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 170 Social Problems
  • SOC 221 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 231 Introduction to Sociological Practice
  • SOC 302 Variable Topics in Sociology
  • SOC 322 Women and Aging
  • SOC 325 Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • SOC 330 Sociology of Organizations
  • SOC 346 Criminology
  • SOC 361 Methods of Sociological Research I
  • SOC 422 Directed Studies
  • SOC 490 Sociology Internship
  • SOC 530 Organizational Analysis
  • SOC 531 Demographic Analysis
  • SOC 571 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 622 Directed Studies
  • SOC 680 Social Policy Analysis
  • SOC 691 Research Internship
  • SoSc.699 Thesis

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Organizations (formal and complex)
  • Alcohol & Drugs

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

  • Alcohol use and abuse

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • 1998-2010 Workshops related to Blackboard and on-line teaching. Given at UNC
  • 1992-2005 Workshops for faculty, department chairs and graduate coordinators at meetings of the American Public Health Association and the American Sociological Association annual meetings

 

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TRAVEL ABROAD IN EGYPT - SUMMER 2014

Summer 2014 CANCELLED: due to travel warning on Egypt, ARAMFO as decided to postpone the 2014 Egypt trip o the summer of 2015. 

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