Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-5382

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 404

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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

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Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Research/Career Interests: 

Courses taught:

  • Soc. 206 - Social Problems and Issues
  • Soc 360 - Population Trends & Policy
  • Soc 454/454 - Leisure & Culture
  • Soc 475/575 - Rural-Urban Sociology
  • Soc 480/580 - Enviromental Sociology
  • Soc 481/581 - Society & Natural Resources
  • Soc 485/585 - Consensus & Natural Resources
  • Soc 499/599 - ST/Environmental Risk

Areas of Interest:

  • Natural Resource Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Rural Sociology

Funded Projects (2000-present):

  • Co-Investigator (with Mark Needham), “Coastal Resident Perceptions of Proposed Marine Reserves in Oregon” Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2012-2013.
  • Principle Investigator, “Initial Public Response to Coastal Tsunami Warnings,” Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, 2011.
  • Collaborator, (with E. Granek, et. al.) “Measuring Ecological, Economic and Social Values of Coastal Habitats to Inform Ecosystem-based Management of Land-Sea Interfaces.” National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of Santa Barbara, CA., 2006-2008.
  • Principle Investigator, “Experiencing Outdoor Recreation by an Aging Society.”  Oregon State University General Research Fund, 2005.
  • Principle Investigator, “Resource Use and Social Change in Oregon Communities.” Oregon State University Faculty Release Time Grant, 2005.

Honors & Awards:

  • 1999 Rural Sociological Society Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1998 College of Liberal Arts Researcher of the Year, Oregon State University
My Publications


Journal Article

Cramer, Lori A et al. Ecosystem Services As A Common Language For Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management.. Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 24.1 (2010): 207 - 16. Print. Conservation Biology : The Journal Of The Society For Conservation Biology.


Journal Article

Cramer, Lori A et al. Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management With Nonlinear Ecological Functions And Values.. Science (New York, N.Y.) 319.5861 (2008): 321 - 3. Print. Science (New York, N.y.).


Journal Article

Cramer, Lori A, and S. Davis. Perceptions Of Domestic Animals: A National Survey Of Producers And The Public. Philosophy and Ethics: New Research (2006): 305-318. Print. Philosophy And Ethics: New Research.


Book Chapter

Cramer, Lori A, Susan Hanna, and Madeleine Hall-Arber. Community Infrastructure And The Development Of Human Capital: A Pacific View. Change And Resilience In Fishing. Corvallis, OR: Oregon Sea Grant Publishers, 2000. 57-68. Print. Change And Resilience In Fishing.


Journal Article

Shindler, B, and Lori A Cramer. Changing Public Values: Consequences For Pacific Northwest Forestry. Journal of Applied Forestry 13.1 (1999): 28-34. Print. Journal Of Applied Forestry.


Book Chapter

Cramer, Lori A, R.S. Krannich, and R.L. Little. Rural Community Residents' Views Of Nuclear Waste Siting In Nevada. Public Reactions To Nuclear Waste: Citizens' Views Of Repository Siting. Duke University Press, 1993. 263-287. Print. Public Reactions To Nuclear Waste: Citizens' Views Of Repository Siting.

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