Professor
cramerl@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5382

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 404

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
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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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Research/Career Interests: 

Courses taught:

  • Soc. 206 - Social Problems and Issues
  • Soc 454/454 - Leisure & Culture
  • Soc 475/575 - Rural Sociology
  • Soc 480/580 - Enviromental Sociology
  • Soc 481/581 - Society & Natural Resources

Areas of Interest:

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

Recent Funded Projects:

  • Principle Investigator, (with M. Maldanado, H. Egna, and F. Conway), “Enhancing community resilience and seafood sustainability through a diverse seafood processing workforce” NOAA, 9/1/19-8/31/21
  • Principle Investigator, (with D. Jacobs) “Social Sustainability: An Engaged Approach.” Ecampus Research Fellows Program, OSU, 1/1/2018-6/30/2019
  • 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.

Honors & 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