Ph.D. Sociology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1993
M.S. Sociology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1988
B.S. Psychology/Sociology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1985
1999-present, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Oregon State University
2012-present, Faculty Associate, Water Resources Policy and Management, Oregon State University
2012-present, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Water and Watersheds, Oregon State University
2005-present, Faculty Associate, Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University
2001-present, Adjunct Professor, Women’s Studies Program, Oregon State University
1998-present, Adjunct Professor, Marine Resource Management Program, Oregon State University
1998-present, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sciences Program, Oregon State University
Teaching and Research Interests
Environment and natural resource sociology
Funded Projects (recent)
Co-Investigator, (with D. Cox and H. Wang (PI)), “An Integrated Social Science and Agent-based Modeling Approach to Improve Life Safety from Near-field Tsunami Hazards.” NSF/CMMI, 5/1/2016-4/30/2019
Principle Investigator, (with F. Conway), “The Old(er) Men of the Sea: The Graying of the fishing industry and its impact on local community resiliency.” NOAA/Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, 9/1/2016-8/31/2018
Principal Investigator, (with F. Conway), “The Old(er) Men of the Sea: Graying of the fishing industry and its impact on local community resiliency” NOAA/Sea Grant, 7/1/15-6/30/16.
Principal Investigator (with D. Cox and H. Wang), “Building resilient coastal communities: A social assessment of mobile technology for tsunami evacuation planning” NOAA/Sea Grant, 7/1/14-6/30/16.
Co-Investigator, (with M. Needham (PI), “Resident Perceptions of the Oregon Marine Reserve System” Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 9/1/14- 9/30/2016.
Co-Investigator, (with Mark Needham (PI) “Coastal Resident Perceptions of Proposed Marine Reserves in Oregon” Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 9/1/12-9/30/2013.
Publications/Chapters in Edited Books/Presentations (selected/recent)
Jacobs, D.B. and L.A. Cramer. 2017. “Applying social network analysis to fire-prone landscapes: Implications for community resilience” Ecology and Society. 22(1):52. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09119-220152
Needham, M., Perry, E.E. and L.A. Cramer. 2017 (Published online: 31 Oct 2016). “Coastal resident trust, similarity, knowledge, attitudes, and intentions regarding new marine reserves in Oregon” Society and Natural Resources, 30(3):315-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2016.1239150
Wang, H., Mostafizi, A., Cramer, L.A., Cox, D.A. and H. Park. 2016. “An Agent-based Model of a Multimodal Near-Field Tsunami Evacuation: Decision-Making and Life Safety” Transportation Research Part C: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2015.11.010
Cramer, L.A., D. Cox, H. Wang, and A. Mostafizi. 2016. “Agent-Based Tsunami Evacuation Modeling: A Decision-Making Tool for Natural Resource Managers” presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Houghton, MI. June.
Utami, A. W., L.A. Cramer, and N. Rosenberger. 2016. “Local Staple Food versus Rice Subsidy: Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Indonesia” presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Houghton, MI. June.
Chow, Morgan, L.A. Cramer, and H. Egna. 2016. “Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management: Implications for Coastal Aquaculture and Fishing Communities in the Philippines” pgs. 161-172 in M. Companion and M. Chaiken (Eds) Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Cramer, L.A. 2015. “Community Resilience to Coastal Hazards: Preparing for the Big One” Rural Connections (A publication of the Western Rural Development Center). Volume 9 (November):13-16.
Perry, E. E., Needham, M. D., Cramer, L. A., & Rosenberger, R. S. (2014). Coastal resident knowledge of new marine reserves in Oregon: The impact of proximity and attachment. Ocean and Coastal Management, 95(8), 107-116. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.04.011
Aswani, S., Christie, P., Muthiga, N.A., Mahon, R., Primavera, J.H, Cramer, L.A., Barbier, E.B., Granek, E.F., Kennedy, C. Wolanski, E. Hacker, S.D. 2012 (Available online March 31, 2011). “The Way Forward with Ecosystem Based Management in Tropical Contexts: Reconciling with Existing Management Systems.” Marine Policy. 36(1)1-10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2011.02.014
Granek, E.F., Polasky, S., Kappel, C.V., Reed, D.J., Stoms, D.M., Koch, E.W., Kennedy, C.J., Cramer, L.A., Hacker, S.D., Barbier, E.B., Aswani, S., Ruckelshaus, M., Perillo, G.M., Silliman, B.R., Muthiga, N., Bael, D., and Wolanski, E. 2010. "Ecosystem Services as a Common Language for Coastal Ecosystem- Based Management." Conservation Biology 24(1):207-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01355.x
Barbier, E.B., Koch, E.W., Silliman, B.R., Hacker, S.D., Wolanski, E., Primavera, J., Granek, E.F., Polasky, S., Aswani, S., Cramer, L.A., Stoms, D.M., Kennedy, C.J., Bael, D., Kappel, C.V., Perillo, G.M. and Reed, D.J. 2008. “Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values.” Science 319:321-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1150349
Honors and Awards
College of Liberal Arts Researcher of the Year, Oregon State University, 1998
Rural Sociological Society Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999