Position: Associate Professor
- Behavior Change
- Conservation and Sustainability
- Social Networks
- Evaluation and Research Methods
Department: Environmental Affairs and Sociology
Jeni Cross, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. She earned a bachelor s degree from Colorado State University and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Davis.
Jeni's research interests include community attachment/sense of place, land use and conservation, sustainability, inter-agency collaboration, social networks, and social norms. She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. She is a community sociologist who regularly works with public schools and community agencies on a variety of community-based participatory research projects centered on health promotion and community development. Her current projects include research on land conservation decision-making, energy conservation and sustainability in public schools, and inter-agency collaboration related to organizational transformation.
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Soc 462: Applied Social Change
Soc 540: Community Sociology