Dr. William E. Lovekamp
Associate Professor of Sociology
Spring 2014 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00, Wednesday 10:00-12:00 and/or by appt.
Dr. Lovekamp is Associate Professor of Sociology with training in the sociology of disasters, collective behavior and social movements, race/ethnicity and gender studies and serves as faculty affiliate in the Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences program.
Dr. Lovekamp is also the secretary/treasurer of the International Research Committee on Disasters (International Sociological Association Research Committee #39) and its flagship publication, The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
Frequently Taught CoursesIntroduction to Sociology, Sociology Professional Seminar, Research Methods for Collecting Social Data, Sociology of Popular Culture, Sociology of Disasters
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2006)
M.A., Western Illinois University (1998)
B.A., Illinois College (1996)
Professional OrganizationsAlpha Kappa Delta, American Sociological Association, Gender and Disaster Network, Illinois GIS Association, International Research Committee on Disasters - International Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, U.S. Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance, American Red Cross - Coles and Clark Counties, IL Advisory Council and Disaster Action Team.
ResearchDr. Lovekamp's research often examines disaster preparedness and recovery, social vulnerability, perceptions of risk, and environmental racism. He also works on how GIS applications can be effectively used as a tool for cultural preservation and community disaster preparedness.
Dr. Lovekamp has been in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at EIU since 2005.