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Higher Education and Schooling Panel

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present a panel discussion on higher education and schooling, focusing on the intersections of community, sociology and higher education. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.


Erin McHenry-Sorber is the coordinator of the Higher Education Administration program. McHenry-Sorber's research interests include rural schools and communities, rural leadership, local educational politics, educational policy and university-rural school/community collaboration.

Chris Scheitle is an assistant professor of sociology. He is currently leading a National Science Foundation-funded study examining the role that religion has in the professional development of graduate students in the sciences.

Karen Weiss is an associate professor of sociology. Her book, Party School: Crime, Campus and Community, examines campus crime victimization and looks at the consequences of extreme drinking for students and others in the college community. Additionally, Weiss's research focuses on fighting, peer harassment and bystander non-intervention.