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Rebecca Schewe

Rebecca Schewe

Contact Information:

rlschewe@syr.edu

315.443.9894

426 Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30a-10:30a

Staff Support:

Zia Jackson

315.443.3114

zrjackso@syr.edu

Rebecca Schewe

Associate Professor, Sociology Department


Courses

  • 2024 Spring
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 102 Social Problems
  • 2023 Fall
    • SOC 318 Introduction to Research
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 2023 Spring
    • SOC 800 Selected Topics - Mixed Methods
    • SOC/WGS 305 Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • 2022 Fall
    • SOC 403 Environmental Sociology
    • SOC/WGS 305 Sociology of Sex and Gender

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Bio

Rebecca Schewe is an associate professor of sociology and a senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research. She received a Ph.D. in sociology and a master's in rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After completing a postdoc at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station, she was an assistant professor at Mississippi State University for three years before joining the faculty here at Syracuse University.

Becky's research focuses on the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Through interdisciplinary partnerships, her research examines how the major social institutions of the state, economy and community structure our human interactions with ecosystems.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental and natural resource sociology

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"FloodVIz: a low-cost, camera-based distributed sensor network to improve the efficacy and equity of urban flooding mitigation and response:", Sponsored by US Geological Survey/Department of the Interior.

"(In)visible Work: Gender, Labour, and Agricultural Markets in India:_Doctoral Dissertation Research", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

"Mixed Methods Grant Obtaining Operational Development (MMGOOD)", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Seed Grant.

"Linking Human Behavior and Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding of Spatio-Temporal CEC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems", Sponsored by National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA.

"Linking Human Behavior and Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding of Spatio-Temporal CEC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems", Sponsored by National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA.

Selected Publications

  • Book
    • Schewe, B. L., Field, D. R., Frosch, D., Clendenning, G. and Jensen, D., Condos in the Woods: the growth of seasonal and retirement homes in Northern Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.
  • Journal Articles
    • Ward, A., Wade, J., Kelleher, C. and Schewe, R., "Clarify Jurisdiction of US Clean Water Act." Science, 2023.
    • Ranaware, K., Schewe, B. L., "Labor and Sustainability: the role of farm labor relations in shaping antibiotic use." Rural Sociology, 2023.
    • Brock, C., Schewe, B. L., "Plain producer approaches to antibiotics and natural remedies used in the barn and home: A ‘third way’ in herd healthcare." Journal of Rural Studies, 2023.
    • Wade, J., Kelleher, C., Ward, A. and Schewe, B. L., "The fluid definition of the ‘waters of the United States’: Non-uniform effects of regulation on US wetland protections." Hydrological Processes, 2023.
    • Schewe, B. L., Hoffman, D., Witt, J., Shoup, B. and Freeman, M., "Cross-Cultural Environmental Research: Lessons from the Field.." Environmental Management, 2022.
    • Schewe, B. L., Hoffman, D., Freeman, M., Witt, J. and Shoup, B., "Citizen-Science and Participatory Research as a Means to Improve Stakeholder Engagement in Resource Management: A Case Study of Vietnamese American Fishers on the US Gulf Coast." Environmental Management, 2020.
    • Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, B. L., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. and Erskine, R., "Herd level variables associated with overmilking in Michigan dairy herds." Journal of Dairy Science, 2019.
    • Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, B. L., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. and Erskine, R., "Herd level variables associated with premilking stimulation time in Michigan dairy herds." Journal of Dairy Science, 2019.
    • Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, B. L., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. and Erskine, R., "Herd-level variables associated with delayed milk ejection in Michigan dairy herds." Journal of Dairy Science, 2019.
  • Book Chapters
    • Schewe, B. L., "Making a Life and a Career With a (Mostly) Invisible Disability." In Reflections on Academic Lives: Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond. Zavattaro, S., Orr., S. (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
    • Schewe, B. L., Field, D. R., Krannich, R. and Luloff, A. E., "A New and Different People: Sociodemographic Changes in Southwest Utah." In People, Places, and Landscapes: Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas. Krannich, R., Luloff, A. E. and Field, D. R. (eds.) Springer, 2011.
    • Schewe, B. L., Field, D. R., Krannich, R. and Luloff, A. E., "A Sociodemographic Portrait of the Intermountain West." In People, Places, and Landscapes: Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas. Krannich, R., Luloff, A. E. and Field, D. R. (eds.) Springer, 2011.
  • Journal Review

Presentations and Events

Schewe, B., Rothenberg, A. D., Hou, Y., Carrion Flores, C. E., Center for Policy Research "What's At Stake" Series, Center for Policy Research, "Micron in Central New York: What’s at Stake for the Local Environment, Amenities and Infrastructure" (November, 2023)

NOAA Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Sustainable Fisheries Staff and Southeast Fisheries Science Center staff, "Language, Trust and Justice among Vietnamese-American fishing communities on the U.S. Gulf Coast" (October, 2023)

Rural Sociological Society, "Spatial Diffusion of Innovations: a Spatial Analysis of Agricultural Conservation Behaviors" (August, 2023)

Schewe, B. L., Kelleher, C., Zeng, T., Iavoriska, L., Ranaware, K., Int'l Symposium on Society and Resource Management, "Agricultural Conservation and Water Quality in NY State" (June, 2021)

ME John Seminar, Penn State, "Agricultural Conservation and Water Quality in NY State" (February 5, 2021)

Schewe, B. L., Hoffman, D., Freeman, M., Witt, J., Shoup, B., Center for Policy Research working paper series, "Vietnamese-American Fishers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama: Results of a Face-to-Face Survey" (2021)

Kelleher, C., Schewe, B. L., Zeng, T., "Water Quality and Agriculture in New York State" (2021)

Schewe, B. L., Kelleher, C., Int'l Symposium on Society and Resource Management, "Diluting the Water of the United States: agriculture and the Clean Water Act" (July, 2020)

LeMoyne College, "Citizen Science, Stakeholder Science: Citizen science as a strategy for minority stakeholder engagement in natural resource management" (March 3, 2020)

Schewe, B. L., Kelleher, C., Zeng, T., Rural Sociological Society, "Farmer Behavior, Hydrology, and Water Pollution: Chemicals of Emerging Concern from Manure and Biosolids Application" (August, 2019)

Schewe, B. L., Hoffman, D., Shoup, B., Freeman, M., American Sociological Association, "Stakeholder Science and Citizen Engagement: Vietnamese American Fishing Communities on the Gulf Coast" (August, 2019)

Ocean University of China, "Citizen Science, Stakeholder Science: Citizen science as a strategy for minority stakeholder engagement in natural resource management" (June 24, 2019)

Schewe, B. L., Kelleher, C., Zeng, T., Int'l Symposium on Society and Resource Management, "Farmer Behavior, Hydrology, and Water Pollution: Chemicals of Emerging Concern from Manure and Biosolids Application" (June, 2019)

Schewe, B. L., Kelleher, C., Zeng, T., American Association of Geographers, "Farmer Behavior, Hydrology, and Water Pollution: chemicals of emerging concern from manure and biosolids application" (April, 2019)

Honors and Accolades

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University (2013)

Senator Robert Caldwell Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (2009 - 2010)