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Jennifer Flad

Jennifer Flad

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412 Maxwell Hall

Jennifer Flad

Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology Department


  • 2024 Spring
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2023 Fall
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2023 Summer
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2023 Spring
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2022 Fall
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2022 Summer
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2022 Spring
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2009

Areas of Expertise

Health and illness, gender and sexuality, sustainability, disability studies, food and food politics

Selected Publications

  • Book
    • Flad, J. R., Disability, Augmentative Communication, and The American Dream: A Qualitative Inquiry. Lexington Books, 2013.
  • Journal Articles
    • Flad, J. R., "Critical Thinking Through Social Theory: Using Digital Storytelling to Bring Voices Out." Sociological Imagination, 2013.
    • Flad, J. R., Berger, R., Quinney, R. and Corroto, C., "Navigating the Terrain of Diagnosis and Treatment: The Patient’s View of Medical Decision Making." Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 2012.
    • Flad, J. R., Gregory, P. and Berger, R., "'It Just Don’t Work for Me': The Probation Order as Institutional Text." Sociological Imagination, 2011.
    • Morley, C., Flad, J. R., Arthur, M., Recker-Hughes, C., Barzee, K., Bailey, E. and Manyon, A., "Pilot Evaluation of a Biopsychosocial Integrated Standardized Patient Examination in a Family Medicine Clerkship." International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2011.
    • Flad, J. R., Berger, R. and Feucht, J., "Can You Hear Me Now? Augmentative Communication, Methodological Empowerment, and the Life Story of Jon Feucht." Disability Studies Quarterly, 2011.
    • Flad, J. R., "Bad News as a Socially Organized Moment in Time." The Maxwell Review, 2008.
  • Digital Resource
    • Manyon, A. T., Morley, C. P., Bailey, R. E., Arthur, M., Recker-Hughes, C. and Flad, J. R., "Integrated Standardized Patient Checklist - SUNY Upstate Family Medicine Clerkship." In Family Medicine Digital Resource Library. , 2011.

Presentations and Events

Flad, J. R., Kou, D., DeVault, S., Eastern Sociological Society annual conference, "To Be Continued: A Research Note on Narrative and the Feminist Research Process" (February 24, 2017)

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology conference, "Social Theory is not Dead! Digital Storytelling Re-opens the Conversation" (October 3, 2013 - October 5, 2013)

Flad, J. R., Berger, R., Corroto, C., Quinney, R., Midwest Sociological Society, "Navigating the Terrain of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment: Patient Decision Making and Uncertainty" (March 27, 2013 - March 30, 2013)

Flad, J. R., Berger, R., International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, "Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Rethinking an Ableist World" (May 16, 2012 - May 20, 2012)

North American Primary Care Research Group, "Medical Student Experiences With a New Integrated Standardized Patient Examination: Qualitative Analysis of Focus Group Data" (November 12, 2011 - November 16, 2011)

Honors and Accolades

College of Letter & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2012 - 2013)

Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Connection and Courage in Support of LGBT2QI2A Issues, Concerns, and Advancement, Wisconsin Whitewater Chancellor’s LGBT Taskforce (2012)

Certificate of Distinction For Outstanding Research Mentor, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Chancellor’s LGBT Taskforce (2012)

Hans O. Mauksch Outstanding Teaching Award, Wisconsin Sociological Association (2011)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University’s Professional Development Program at the Graduate School (2008)