Dorothy R. De Boer

Assistant Professor

Edcation

Ph.D., Sociology, Souther Illinois University
M.A., Sociology, Mankato State University
B.S., Applied Sociology, Northern Michigan University

Conferences and Presentations

2006 “The Tribulation of the Good Mother: An Examination of Mothers of the Mentally Ill and Their Attempts to Maintain a Positive Social Identity” presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting. April 2006.

2006 “Examining Latin American Gender Roles” with Elia Armacanqui-Tipacti presented at UW Systems Women’s Studies Conference. April 2006.

2006 “Stigma, Support and Faith: An Examination of Mothers of the Mentally Ill” presented at UW Systems Women’s Studies Conference. April 2006.

2005 “The Good Mother: An Examination of Mothers of the Mentally Ill and the Validation of Social Identity” virtual presentation at the International Conference On New Directions in the Humanities held in Cambridge, England 2005.

2005 “Mothering the Mental Ill: The Caregiving Career Applied to Mothers of the Mentally Ill,” in Robert P. Wolensky and Edward J. Miller (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, Volume 15. Stevens Point, WI: UWSP Foundation Press, 2005.

2005 “Moving Beyond Misconceptions of Theory: Getting Students to See the Practical Application of Criminological Theory In the Real World” presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.

2005 “Service Learning in a Juvenile Delinquency Class” presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.

2005 “Mental Illness in an Academic Context: Pedagogy, Stigma, and the Gender Gap” presented at the UW Systems Women’s Studies Conference (with Lorri Nandrea and Lynn Kramer).

2004 “Mothering the Mental Ill: The Caregiving Career Applied to Mothers of the Mentally Ill” presented at the Wisconsin Sociological Association

2004 “Student Involvement with Health and Human Service Agencies through Service Learning” presented at the Wisconsin Sociological Association.

  • Youth Services
  • Budgetary trends in Law Enforcement
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Family and Consumers Involvement in the National Alliance on Mentally Ill (NAMI)
  • Victims and Victim’s Services in Central Wisconsin
  • Victimization in the Educational Arena
  • Intrafamily Violence
  • Community Policing
  • The Female Offender
  • Examining Media Accounts of Crime and Criminality: A multimedia research project
  • School Violence
  • Sociology of Sport and Leisure
  • Victimology
  • Health and Human Services, Support Groups and Youth
  • An Assessment of Community Needs in Boquillas, Mexico
  • Police Recruit School Research
  • Health and Human Services Resource Guide
  • Racial Profiling
  • Group Homes
  • Female Gangs
  • Applied Sociology
  • Feminist Sociology
  • Mental Illness and the Family
  • Sociology of Sport and Leisure
  • Women and Crime
 

Professional Memberships

  • The American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
  • Wisconsin Sociological Association (Link)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (ΑΚΔ)
  • Association for Research on Mothering
  • Sociologists for Women in Society (Link)
  • American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS)