“Two Takes On Milwaukee’s Lead In Water Challenge”

UWM Sociology Professor Noelle Chesley discusses her proposed research to conduct an evaluation of the Milwaukee Water Filter program in a recent interview by Wisconsin Public Radio. She hopes her research can help families so fewer kids are impacted by lead contaminated water.

“Is your ZIP code your destiny?” Marcus Britton featured in UWM Report

In a recent article of the UWM Report, Sociology Professor Marcus Britton discusses his research in the study of neighborhoods and the influences of Milwaukee’s segregation on education and poverty as well as a comparison to other cities’ efforts to combat segregation.

“Op Ed: How City Should Solve Lead in Water”

Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor of Sociology, along with UWM colleagues Anne Dressel, John Berges, and Helen Meier, discuss the lead exposure in the City of Milwaukee’s water system and how the city should solve the issue in the recent article “How City Should Solve Lead in Water” from Urban Milwaukee.

UWM student and sociology minor Dakota Crowell tours WUWM Lake Effect’s Rachel Morello around the school’s new Student Food Center and Pantry

UWM student and sociology minor Dakota Crowell tours WUWM Lake Effect’s Rachel Morello around the school’s new Student Food Center and Pantry — an effort initiated to combat high levels of food insecurity on campus.

PhD Student Michael Miner Earns First Prize in Competition

PhD student Michael Miner receives first prize in the Midwest Sociological Society’s graduate student paper competition for his paper “Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and the Shortage in Primary Healthcare: Professional Autonomy in the Public Discourse.” Congratulations Michael!

Advancing health science through collaboration

The Department of Sociology’s Noelle Chesley has teamed with Jake Luo, and W. Hobart Davies “to create TecHealth, an initiative that aims to harness and develop regional, inter-institutional and transdisciplinary research strength to solve problems at the intersection of health and technology.”

Sociology Alumna Erin Grunze

Erin Grunze (’03, MA Sociology) was appointed the next executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. She takes over the position from the previous director, Andrea Kaminski, on Jan. 1, 2018.

Sociology Alumnus Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch (’80 BA Sociology, ’84 MA Sociology) is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

Sociology Alumna Molly Poppie

Sociology alumna Molly Poppie’s job is to understand everything about consumers as vice president of data science at Nielsen Holdings. Read the article, Great Ratings

LGBT+ Champion of the Year – Cary Costello

Annual Fall Awards Ceremony
Cary Costello is recognized as the Chancellor’s LGBT+ Champion of the Year on October 11, 2017. The Department of Sociology’s Associate Professor Costello is the Coordinator of the LGBT Studies Program at UWM.