Lisa K. Waldner portrait

Lisa K. Waldner

Associate Dean and Professor
BA and MA, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Ph.D, Iowa State University
JRC 101A
(651) 962-6006
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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 three teaching awards from the University of Houston-Downtown and two from Iowa State University. Her published research appears in several different 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.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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SOCI 220 - 01 Sociological Analysis M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449
CRN: 20281 4 Credit Hours Instructor: 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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