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About Associate Professor Stephanie McSpirit

Stephanie McSpirit Stephanie McSpirit is a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Kentucky and has been on faculty member there since 1995. McSpirit teaches classes in statistics, introductory sociology, environmental sociology, animal studies and community-based research methods. She has worked with teams of students on research projects related to environmental and water quality issues in Appalachia and throughout the state of Kentucky and has published her research in various academic journals such as the Journal of Appalachian Studies, Southern Rural Sociology and International Journal of Society and Natural Resources.Lynne Faltraco Lynne Faltraco's involvement as a community activist and organizer began in 1995. She has been the Program Coordinator for the Concerned Citizens of Rutherford County (CCRC) and was awarded a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship to the University of Kentucky and completed "Bridging the Gap: A Resource Manual for Local Rural Communities." This Fellowship was the beginning of this book project. She has spoken at public hearings, town hall meetings, and conferences such as the Southeast Rural Sociological Conference, conducted classes at various universities throughout the Southeast and given presentations in local communities from Alabama to Pennsylvania. She has written and been featured in numerous articles, editorials, magazines, book reviews and regulatory publications such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and EPA Region IV's Performance Partnership Agreement. Conner Bailey Conner Bailey is a Professor of Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where he has worked since 1985. Bailey's work focuses on the sociology of natural resources and the environment and has been working on the connection between forestry and quality of life in the southeastern United States for twenty years. He also has been involved with citizen activist groups fighting solid and hazardous waste facilities in the region and related to this to research on environmental justice. Internationally, Bailey has had a long commitment to research on coastal aquaculture and marine fisheries. He has published in a variety of academic journals, including Rural Sociology, Society

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Author : Associate Professor Stephanie McSpirit
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Data Published : 06 July 2012
ISBN : 0813139724
EAN : 9780813139722
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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