Chair and Professor
Campus Address: Classroom Building B307
Eric "Luke" Krieg currently serves at the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Buffalo State. He coordinates the Environment and Society minor and co-chaired the Buffalo State Middle States Steering Committee. His primary interests are in the areas of environmental sociology, inequality, and community. Much of his research focuses on issues of environmental justice and the social and geographic distribution of ecological hazards.
Other interests include rural sociology, the sociology of food and agriculture, service-learning, and health. He has researched and published numerous journal articles on toxic wastes in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Buffalo, NY. In 2012 he published an intoductory statistics texbook, Statistics and Data Analysis for Social Science with Allyn and Bacon.
In February to July of 2011, he spent six months in Santiago, Chile, where he lived for six months with his family. During that time he researched the Chilean dairy industry, inequality in Sanitago, and developed an international service-learning course for undergraduates. In June of 2013 he led a group of 11 Buffalo State undergraduate students to Santiago for an international service-learning and Spanish immersion experience.
His courses include Environment and Society, Social Statistics, Research Methods, Sociological Theory, International Development and Underdevelopment, Sociology of Buffalo, Introduction to Sociology, and Internship in Sociology.
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