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Dr. Loreen Wolfer

Sociology/Criminal Justice
O'Hara Hall 424
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Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Loreen Wolfer is full professor of sociology/criminal justice and has been at the University since 1996. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College (1991) and both her Master's (1993) and Ph.D (1996) from Cornell University. Dr. Wolfer is the author of the book Real Research: Conducting and Evaluating Research in the Social Sciences, and numerous research articles on Facebook norms, protection from abuse orders, and drug courts. She is also the moderator for Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.

Courses taught by Dr. Wolfer include Research Methods in the Social Sciences,Statistics for the Social Sciences, Marriage and Family, Family Issues and Social Policy, and Introduction to Sociology. Her research interests are largely applied and evaluative in nature. Every year her Research Methods and Statistics students learn course material by working with a local agency to deal withthe real life issues of assessing client needs or evaluating a program effectiveness.  Most recently her students have done evaluations for the Federal Office of Probation and the Employment Opportunity and Training Center (EOTC).

Her personal interests include reading, crafts, cooking, outdoor activities, and keeping up with her crazy family.