Joan Hermsen

Education: 

University of Maryland, 1997

Areas of Study: 

Social Inequalities

Research and Teaching: 

Social Inequalities, Social Attitudes, Gender & Work, Families and Aging, Applied Sociology

Bio: 

Dr. Hermsen teaches courses on social inequalities and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her prior research focused on gender inequality in U.S. labor markets and attitudes about gender inequality. She is currently working on research related to 1)  the social consequences of late motherhood; 2) youth attitudes towards activism and politics; and 3) youth orientation to future work. In addition, Dr. Hermsen has done extensive applied survey research design and analysis work on a range of topics including food insecurity (US Dept of Agriculture), crime victimization (MO State Highway Patrol), conservation attitudes (MO Dept of Conservation), and the financial wellbeing of pastors (MO United Methodist Foundation). 

 

Awards and Honors: 

Stakeholder Lifetime Achievement Award (for contributions to MU Residential Life), 2015

Project United Faculty Achievement Award (for contributions to diversity education), 2012

Gold Chalk Award (for significant contributions to graduate education), 2007

Chancellor’s Excellence Award: Lifetime Achievement Advising Award, 2007

William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching, 2006

Excellence in Education Award (for contributions to extracurricular student engagement), 2006

Marj Leveane Outstanding Learning Community Partner Award, 2005

Select Publications: 

Recent Publications

Avery, E. E., Baumer, M. D., Hermsen, J. M., Leap, B. T., Lucht, J. R., Rikoon, J. S., & Wilhelm Stanis, S. A. (in press).  "Measuring Place of Residence Across Urban and Rural Spaces: An Application to Fears Associated wtih Outdoor Recreation. The Social Science Journal 10.1016/j.soscij.2019.08.007

Kaiser, M. and J. M. Hermsen. 2015. “Food Acquisition Strategies, Food Security, and Health Status Among Families With Children Using Food Pantries.” Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 96(2): 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1606%2F1044-3894.2015.96.16

Selected Reports

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Crime Victimization Survey Reports (report links to the side)

Eileen Avery, Joan Hermsen, Katelynn Towne, and Don Willis. 2017. Missouri Crime Victimization Survey, 2016: Executive Report. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Eileen Avery, Joan Hermsen, Katelynn Towne, and Don Willis. 2017. Missouri Crime Victimization Survey, 2016: Neighborhood Trust, Safety, and Fear. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Eileen Avery, Joan Hermsen, Katelynn Towne, and Don Willis. 2017. Missouri Crime Victimization Survey, 2016: Intimate Partner Violence. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Eileen Avery, Joan Hermsen, Katelynn Towne, and Don Willis. 2017. Missouri Crime Victimization Survey, 2016: Perceptions of Law Enforcement. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Eileen Avery, Joan Hermsen, Katelynn Towne, and Don Willis. 2017. Missouri Crime Victimization Survey, 2016: Summary Report. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Missouri United Methodist Foundation: Survey of Pastors

Joan M. Hermsen, Deanna Sharpe, and Emily Murray. 2019. Summary of C2FM Program Impacts. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Joan M. Hermsen, Deanna Sharpe, and Ashley Isby. 2015. Summary of the Survey of Financial Wellbeing of Pastors. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Missouri Department of Conservation, "Your Opinion Counts" Survey Reports

Braden Leap, Eileen Bjornstrom, Joan Hermsen, Jill Lucht, Sandy Rikoon and Sonja Wilhelm Stanis. “Missourians’ Perceptions of the Missouri Department of Conservation: 1990, 2003, & 2013”. Missouri Department of Conservation.

Braden Leap, Eileen Bjornstrom, Joan Hermsen, Jill Lucht, Sandy Rikoon and Sonja Wilhelm Stanis. “Missourians’ Perceptions of Conservation Practices: 1990, 2003, & 2013”. Missouri Department of Conservation.

Braden Leap, Eileen Bjornstrom, Joan Hermsen, Jill Lucht, Sandy Rikoon and Sonja Wilhelm Stanis. “Missourians’ Participation and Obstacles to Participation in Outdoor Activities: 1990, 2003, & 2013”. Missouri Department of Conservation.

Food Pantry Project

Ashley Vancil, Sandy Rikoon, Matt Foulkes, Colleen Heflin, Joan Hermsen, and Nikki Raedeke. 2013. “Regional Profile of Missouri Food Pantry Clients and Households.”  Policy Brief, Institute for Public Policy, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri. https://ipp.missouri.edu/publications/regional-profile-of-missouri-food-pantry-clients-and-households/

Matt Foulkes, Colleen Heflin, Joan Hermsen, Nikki Raedeke, and J. Sandy Rikoon. 2013. Food Pantry Client Survey. Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security, University of Missouri.

Jennifer Jensen, Colleen Heflin, Joan Hermsen, Sandy Rikoon. 2011. “Feeding the Hungry: Results from a Survey of Food Pantry Directors in Mid-Missouri.” Policy Brief, Institute for Public Policy, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri. https://ipp.missouri.edu/publications/feeding-the-hungry-results-from-a-survey-of-food-pantry-directors-in-mid-missouri/