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Kimberly Vogt

Specialty area(s)

Sociology, criminology, criminal justice, violent crime-homicide, youth violence

Brief biography

Professor Kimberly Vogt has been at UWL since January 1994, serving as department chair from 2002-2017. From 2000-2001 she served as interim assistant dean in the College of Liberal Studies. From 2011-2013 she served as faculty assistant to the Provost, assisting with faculty promotion, retention, and tenure processes. Professor Vogt's teaching and research interests are in the areas of criminology, criminal justice, and deviance. Her research focuses on the characteristics of youth homicide victimization and offending, hate crimes, and youth risk behaviors.

Current courses at UWL

Soc 321- Delinquency
Soc 322- Criminology
Soc 324- Criminal Justice
Soc 429- Deviance
Soc 405- Quantitative Social Research Seminar

Soc 401- Sociology of Violence

Education

1989. Ph.D. Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
Major concentration: Deviance and Social Control
Minor areas of concentration: Criminal Justice, Health and Illness

1983. M.A. Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
Area of Concentration: Deviance

1981. B.A. Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
Majors: Sociology, Criminal Justice
Departmental honors in both Sociology and Criminal Justice

Teaching history

January 1994- Present- Sociology at UW-La Crosse

1993-1989. Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Courses taught: Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology.

Professional history

2017-Current. Interim Dean, College of Liberal Studies.

2004-2017. Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology.

2011-2013. Faculty Assistant to the Provost. Assisting with faculty promotion, retention, and tenure processes.

2002-2004. Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology and Archaeology.

1998-2002. Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Department of Sociology and Archaeology,

2000-2001. Interim Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.

1994 -1998. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Department of Sociology and Archaeology, La Crosse, WI.

1989-1993. Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

1986-1994. Executive Assistant to the Dean, Dean's Office, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Research and publishing

Research areas of specialization: homicide, particularly young child homicide victimization and offending; violence, hate crime, GLBT youth risk behavior.

2007. “Characteristics of Homicide: Victimization across the Lifespan.” Pp. 133-148 in Perspectives on Violence and Violent Death, Robert G. Stevenson and Gerry R. Cox, eds., Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co.

2005. “Children’s Risk of Homicide: Victimization from Birth to Age 14, 1965 to 1995.” Research Bulletin 4,4, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

2004. “Hate Crime as a Reaction to the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001” Pp. 163-174 in Understanding Terrorism: Threat in an Uncertain World, Akorlie A. Nyatepe-Coo and Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted, eds., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice-Hall.

2003. Child Homicide Victimization in Chicago, 1965-1995,” with Carolyn Rebecca Block. Pp. 337-354 in C. R. Block and R. Block (eds.), Public Health and Criminal Justice Approaches to Homicide Research. Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group annual meeting, Sacramento, CA, June 5-8.

2003. “A Portrait of Risk Behavior among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth in a GLB Youth Group in Suburban/Rural Wisconsin.” with Carmen R. Wilson VanVoorhis, Sociological Imagination 39:25-46.

2001. “Delinquency Syllabus and Exercises” in Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Courses in Juvenile Delinquency, Michael O. Maume and Rick Matthews, editors, Washington, DC: ASA Publishing.

1998. “A Review of Homicide: The Hidden Victims, A Guide for Professionals, by Deborah Spungen.” Illness, Crisis & Loss, 6:423-427.

1997. “A Review of African Americans and the Criminal Justice System” Sociological Imagination, 34:258-260.