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Denise Lach, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, School of Public Policy
Sociology Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3703
Phone: 541-737-5471
Fax: 541-737-5372
E-mail: denise.lach@oregonstate.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Soc 205 - Institutions & Social Change
  • Soc 430/530 - Gender & Society
  • Soc 442/542 - Sociology of Organizations
  • Soc 456/556 - Science & Technology in Social Context
  • Soc 519 - Applied Research Methods

Areas of Interest:

  • Environmental Natural Resource Sociology
  • Applied Sociology including social impact assessment, program evaluation, and organizational development
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Water Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Current Projects:

  • Examination of changing roles and expectations for science and scientists in natural resource decision making
  • Institutional resistance to changes in the water sector
  • Transformation of water resources governance structures