Dr. Stephanie Holcomb-Kreiner joined the faculty of Georgetown College in Spring 2012 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and was promoted this Fall semester to Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Holcomb-Kreiner received her PhD in sociology from the University of Kentucky in Spring 2012. Her dissertation, entitled â€śExplaining Benefit Variability in FMNP in Kentucky: An Application of Pierre Bourdieuâ€™s Theory,â€ť represents her diverse interests in food-related behaviors, social inequality, program evaluation, sustainability and community development. Dr. Holcomb-Kreiner has several projects underway. She is working to expand service learning into her courses, and this semester has worked with Habitat for Humanityâ€™s Restore on paint recycling. She is also guiding the implementation of a sustainable landscaping project on GCâ€™s campus, which will serve as a demonstration garden and eventually an outside classroom space. As part of her emphasis on engaged and applied scholarship, Dr. Holcomb-Kreiner is drafting an article on food-related behaviors among low-income individuals and pursuing LEED certification, initially as a Green Associate and culminating in LEED AP Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) credentials.
Community Development, Social Inequality, Sociology of Food