Professor
Sociology Program
School of Public Policy

404 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3703
Phone: (541) 737-5382

lcramer@oregonstate.edu

Teaching

  • SOC206 – Social Problems and Issues
  • SOC381 – Social Dimensions of Sustainability
  • SOC475/575 – Rural Sociology
  • SOC480/580 – Environmental Sociology
  • SOC481/581 – Society and Natural Resources

Research Interests

  • Natural Resource Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Community Resilience

Recent Funded Projects:

Co-Investigator (with M. Needham (PI)), “A Longitudinal Assessment of Resident Perceptions of Oregon’s Marine Reserves” Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 5/1/20-6/30/22 

Principle Investigator, (with M. Maldanado, H. Egna, and F. Conway), “Enhancing community resilience and seafood sustainability through a diverse seafood processing workforce” NOAA, 9/1/19-8/31/22

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, 9/1/2016-8/31/20

Recent Publications:

Haugen, B.I., L.A. Cramer, G.G. Waldbusser, F.D.L. Conway. 2021. Resilience and adaptive capacity of Oregon’s fishing community: Cumulative impacts of climate change and the graying of the fleet. Marine Policy. 126 (April). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104424

Utami, A. and L.A. Cramer. 2020. Political, social, and human capital in the face of climate change: Case of rural Indonesia. Community Development Journal. 51(5): 556-574. https://doi.org/10.1080/15575330.2020.1804956

Chen, C., A. Buylova, C. Cadell, H. Wang, L.A. Cramer and D. Cox. 2020. Household Intended evacuation transportation behavior to earthquake and tsunami hazard in a cascadia subduction zone city. Transportation Research Record. 2674(7):99-114. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0361198120920873

Johnston, J. R., M.D. Needham, L.A. Cramer and T.C. Swearingen. 2020. Public values and attitudes toward marine reserves and marine wilderness. Coastal Management, 48(2), 142-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2020.1732800

Jacobs, D.B. and L.A. Cramer. 2020. Social capital in forested communities: Adapting to climate change and increasing wildfire risks in rural communities in central Oregon. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 10:12-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-019-00584-7

Buylova, A., C. Chen, L.A. Cramer, H. Wang, D. Cox. 2020. Household risk perceptions and evacuation intentions in earthquake and tsunami in a cascadia subduction zone. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 44, April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101442

Honors and Awards: 

Oregon State University Graduate Mentor of the Year Award

Rural Sociological Society Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Liberal Arts Researcher of the Year, Oregon State University