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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students Activities


Ozlem Barin’s paper examining prescription adherence among HIV patients, was among the finalists in the Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics, Taussig Undergraduate Research Paper Competition, January 2014.


Courtney Kietzer was featured in the buzzfeed article, “39 Geogeeks Who Ruled Instagram On #GISDay,” Courtney presented her poster, “Analyzing the Historic Integrity of Mankato’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood,” on GIS day.

Fei Yuan, and Martin Mitchell had their article, “Long Term Climate Change at Four Rural Stations in Minnesota, 1920-2010,” cited in Weather Talk, a weekly report put out by the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Public Radio, January 9, 2015.


Winter Break Criminal Justice Study Abroad Trip

Dr. Tami Wilkins and Dr. Pat Nelson led 34 students on the Winter Break Criminal Justice Study Abroad Trip to Munich (Germany), Berlin (Germany), and Prague (Czech Republic). We visited many interesting places and sites, but the highlight of the trip was meeting with Berlin Police Officers at their station, learning about the challenges they are facing, and seeing some of the equipment, including those small squad cars!



Matthew Lassonde, Chris Talamantez, and Jacob Thunander presented a case to St. Peter’s Heritage Preservation Commission to consider improving the city ordinances to prevent future ‘demolition by neglect’ of historic downtown buildings. November 24, 2014.

Faculty, Staff, and Department Activities


Kathleen Gorman gave a lecture about her book, Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham, at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January 11, 2015.


Dawn Albertson received a Teaching Scholor Fellowship for the summer of 2015


Nancy Fitzsimons had her article, “Improve child protection system,” published in the Mankato Free Press, January 16, 2015.

Paul Mackie had his paper, "Technology in rural behavioral health care practice: Policy concerns and solution suggestions," accepted for publication in the Journal of Rural Mental Health, January 6, 2015.


Barbara Keating had her article, "Violence Against Women: A Disciplinary Debate and Challenge," published in The Sociological Quarterly, Volume 56 (Winter 2015), pages 108-124.

Steve Buechler is organizing a paper session on, “Social Movements and their Publics,” for the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting, March 2015.


Raymond Asomani-Boateng was invited to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of African Geographical Review. November 21, 2014.
Raymond Asomani-Boateng was invited to serve as a reviewer for GeoJournal, January 14, 2015.
Tony Filipovitch, emeritus, published "Manny Diaz, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time," in the Journal of Urban Affairs, 2014, Vol 36, Issue 4, 810