Rebecca Schewe

Associate Professor, Sociology

Becky Schewe

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9894
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Staff Support
Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-9040

Curriculum Vitae
Rebecca Schewe's CV

O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Environmental and natural resource sociology

Personal Website


Summer Session 2018 

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Rebecca Schewe received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Masters 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.  Her 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


Selected Papers

Research Grants and Awards

“Mixed Methods Grant Obtaining Operational Development (MMGOOD),” with Principal Investigator Jason Wiles. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 5/1/18 - 4/30/18.

“Linking Human Behavior And Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding Of Spatio-Temporal EC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems," National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA.

“An Integrated Milk Quality Extension and Education Program to Reduce Mastitis,” Michigan State University/USDA. September 2014 – January 2017.

“Communication Avenues for Vietnamese Fishing Communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with Coastal Resources Agencies,” Mississippi State University/National Oceanic and Atmospherica Administration (NOAA). September 2015-August 2017.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University.