Jessica Schad

Sociology & Anthropology Department

Rural Communities & Natural Resources Specialist


Jessica Schad

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 216C
Email: jessica.schad@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Sociology, (Community and Environment), University of New Hampshire, 2014
MA, Sociology, (Inequality and Social Justice), University of Montana, 2009
BA, Social Sciences, (Political Science), University of Montana - Western, 2005
Advanced Online Instructor Certification, Instructional Design Services, 2018
Basic Online Instructor Certification, Instructional Design Services, 2018

Teaching Interests

Rural and Agricultural Populations Survey Methodology; Community Theory and Analysis; Rural Sociology; Research Methods; Population Studies

Research Interests

Community; Environment/Natural Resources; Poverty/Inequality; Rural Sociology; Social Demography; Survey Methodology

Awards

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2021

Sociology & Anthropology Department, Utah State University

Best Research Paper for Impact and Quality Award, 2019

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation

Student Engagement Award, 2016

Department of Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University

Early Career Research Award, 2015

Rural Sociological Society

Graduate Student Paper Award, 2015

Rural Sociological Society Population Research Interest Group


Publications | Abstracts

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    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Research Reports

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Bulletins

    Magazine/Trade Publications

    Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    SOC 6630 - Social Dimensions of Natural Resources, Spring 2022
    SOC 7100 - Advanced Survey Techniques, Spring 2021
    SOC 3110 - Methods of Social Research, Fall 2020
    SOC 3110 - Methods of Social Research, Spring 2020
    SOC 7720 - Community Theory and Research, Fall 2019

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Edem Avemegah, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, August 2020
    Abdelrahim Abulbasher, Other, July 2017 - July 2019