Campus Address: Cassety Hall 131
Eric "Luke" Krieg is an environmental sociologist whose research focuses on toxic hazards and environmental justice. 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. He coordinates the Environment and Society minor. 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 waste in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Buffalo, NY. He recently published the second edition of his introductory statistics textbook, Statistics and Data Analysis for Social Science (2020) with Sage. He is currently working on a manuscript with SUNY Press that addresses the sociological nature of toxic hazards and environmental politics.
Dr. Krieg has served in multiple roles at the college, including interim Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness from 2018 to 2020, co-chair of the 2012 Middle States Reaccreditation Steering Committee, and Chair of the Sociology Department. In February to July of 2011, he spent six months in Santiago, Chile, where he conducted research on longitudinal trends in the Chilean dairy industry and inequality in Santiago. In addition to research, Dr. Krieg developed 6-credit international service-learning course for undergraduates that included a three-week trip to Chile with 11 students in the summer of 2013.
In 2022, he founded (and coordinates) Bengals & Bikes, a campus organization open to all members of the Buffalo State community. Bengals & Bikes is committed to building bicycle culture and infrastructure on campus and in the community to promote bicycle safety, healthy lifestyles, as well as advocating for racial, climate justice, and transportation justice. In addition to his interest in the role of bicycles on campus, he is an avid rider and bicycle enthusiast who enjoys city rides, mountain biking, snow biking and long distance bikepacking. Other interests include camping, winter camping, and skiing of all types.
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