Associate Professor, Sociology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Environmental and natural resource sociology
Rebecca Schewe is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and 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. Full Biography
Research Grants and Awards
Co-Principal Investigator. “Mixed Methods Grant Obtaining Operational Development (MMGOOD),” with Principal Investigator Jason Wiles. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018-2020.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Linking Human Behavior And Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding Of Spatio-Temporal EC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems," with colleagues Christa Kelleher (Earth Sciences) and Teng Zeng (Civil and Environmental Engineering). Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/United States Department of Agriculture. 2018-2021.
Co-Project Director. “An Integrated Milk Quality Extension and Education Program to Reduce Mastitis,” with Ron Erskine (Michigan State). Funded by Michigan State University/United States Department of Agriculture. 2014-2017.
Principal Investigator. “Communication Avenues for Vietnamese Fishing Communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with Coastal Resources Agencies,” Funded by Mississippi State University/National Oceanic and Atmospherical Administration (NOAA). 2015-2017.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University. 2013.