Rebecca Schewe

Associate Professor, Sociology

Becky Schewe

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9894
Office Hours:
Th 9:00-11:00 (by appt)
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Staff Support
Katrina Fiacchi
(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


Fall 2018 

SOC 606.001 Quantitative Methods, Tu 9:30-12:15, 303 Maxwell Hall

SOC 300.005 Environmental Sociology, Tu/Th 12:30-1:50, Sims 331

Sociology Professionalization Seminar, Mo 3:30-5:00, 303 Maxwell Hall



Rebecca Schewe is an Associate Professor of Sociology and 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


Selected Papers

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, May 2018 - April 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/USDA, April 2018 - April 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/USDA, September 2014 – January 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 Atmospherica Administration (NOAA), September 2015-August 2017.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University.