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Dr. William E. Lovekamp

Dr. William E. Lovekamp

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: 3151 - Blair
Phone: 581-6217
Fax: 217-581-7067
Email: welovekamp@eiu.edu
Website: https://eiu.academia.edu/BillLovekamp

William Lovekamp's Vita

Spring 2016 Office Hours:Tuesday and Thursday 2-4, Wednesday 11-12.

Dr. Lovekamp is Associate Professor of Sociology with training in the sociology of disasters, collective behavior and social movements, race/ethnicity and gender studies, serves as the Sociology/Anthropology Departmental Honors Coordinator, 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 Sociological Association's Research Committee on Sociology of Disasters (RC #39) and its flagship publication, The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Introduction to Sociology, Sociology Professional Seminar, Research Methods for Collecting Social Data, Social Movements, Honors Social Problems, Sociology of Popular Culture, Sociology of Disasters


Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
M.A., Western Illinois University
B.A., Illinois College

Professional Organizations

Alpha 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.


Dr. 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 of cemeteries and community disaster preparedness.

Dr. Lovekamp has been in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at EIU since 2005.

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