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Lisa K. Waldner

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor
BA and MA, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Ph.D, Iowa State University
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Dr. Waldner is a John Ireland Professor (2015) and recipient of the Undergraduate Research and Collaborative Scholarship award (2006) for her work with students.  Prior to joining the faculty at St. Thomas, she received several teaching awards from the University of Houston-Downtown and Iowa State University. Her published research appears in several journals on a variety of topics including graffiti, right-wing extremism, gay skinheads, anti-gay hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual coercion, AIDS education, identity issues of lesbian and gay adolescents, and political participation. She has authored or co-authored book chapters published by Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Temple University Press. She is currently interviewing individuals who create political graffiti and working on a 2nd edition of her co-authored textbook, Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology to be published by Taylor Francis. She recently completed a 4-year term as co-editor of the The Sociological Quarterly.

Professional Interests

Sociological Analysis and Research Methods.

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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43426 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


Lisa K. Waldner

Methods of data analysis and hypothesis testing within the social sciences with an emphasis on sociological and criminal justice research questions. Emphasis is placed on applied statistics as employed in sociology with skill development in the use of data processing techniques and SPSS, the computer statistical package commonly employed by contemporary sociologists in the full range of research settings. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, independent samples t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square, correlation, regression, and quantitative reasoning. Students may not substitute STAT 220 for SOCI 220. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and MATH 101, 105, 108, 109, 111, or 113.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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