Dr. Julie Ann Pelton
- Sociology & Anthropology, Associate Professor
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Theory, Social Movements, Culture, Environmental Sociology
Julie Pelton is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She completed her BS in Sociology at Illinois State University in 1999 and her PhD in Sociology (with a minor in Women's Studies) at The Pennsylvania State University in 2006.
Dr. Pelton currently teaches Sociological Theory and Senior Thesis, the capstone course for the sociology major, at the undergraduate level and a Seminar on Teaching at the graduate level. Her other teaching interests include sociology of food, social movements, culture, and environmental sociology.
Dr. Pelton's primary research interests are in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Other research interests include classical and contemporary social theory, sociology of culture, social change and social movements, and environmental sociology.
Dr. Pelton is Director of the Sustainability Minor in the College of Arts & Sciences and is President-elect and 2020 Program Chair for the Midwest Sociological Society. She chairs the Sociology & Anthropology Department's Assessment Committee and is Program Co-coordinator for the Online BA/BS Degree in Sociology. Additionally, Julie served as editor of TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library in Sociology (2015-2018).
Awards and Honors
2015-16 Outstanding Teacher Award , Teaching - 2015
AKD Friend of the Chapter Award, Service, University - 2016
Presidential Award, Service, Professional - 2016
Ph D, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Sociology, Women's Studies, 2006
Pelton, Julie. 2014. How our Majors believe they Learn: Student Learning Strategies in an Undergraduate Theory Course, Teaching Sociology.
Pelton, Julie. 2013. "Seeing the Theory Is Believing”: Writing about Film to Reduce Theory Anxiety , Teaching Sociology, 41, 1.
Pelton, Julie. 2014. Assessing Graduate Teacher Training Programs: Can a Teaching Seminar Reduce Anxiety and Increase Confidence?, Teaching Sociology, 42, 1, 40-49.
Externally Funded Research
MSS ED, Midwest Sociological Society, Associations/Foundations, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018
Director, Sustainability Minor, 09/01/2017