Dr. Stephanie M. Holcomb-Kreiner

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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 “Explaining Benefit Variability in FMNP in Kentucky: An Application of Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory,” 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 Humanity’s Restore on paint recycling. She is also guiding the implementation of a sustainable landscaping project on GC’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.

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Community Development, Social Inequality, Sociology of Food



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