Christopher Comer, Dean
SOCI 332.01 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 596.03 IS: Sociology of the Family
2012 PhD Sociology, Washington State University
2003 MA Human Development, Washington State University
2001 BA Human Development, Washington State University
1997 AA General Studies, Grays Harbor Community College
Rural community well-being and health, especially related to poverty and gender issues
Community-based participatory research
Education, employment, and rural labor market conditions
Using Photovoice to tell the story of access to fresh foods in a rural food pantry
Sage, R. A., Vandagriff, J., & Schmidt, J (under review). Building life skills and interest through rural 4-H robotics camps. Submitted to Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
Sage, R. A. (2016). Qualitative perceptions of opportunity and job qualities in rural health care work. The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 16(1), 154-194.
Sage, R. A., & Sherman, J. (2014). “There Are No Jobs Here”: Opportunity structures, moral judgment, and educational trajectories in the rural northwest. In C. B. Howley, A. Howley, & J. Johnson (Eds.), Dynamics of Social Class, Race, and Place in Rural Education (pp. 67-94). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.
Sage, J. L., McCracken, V., & Sage, R. A. (2013). Bridging the Gap: Do farmers’ markets help alleviate impacts of food deserts? American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(5), 1273-1279.
Sage, R. A. & Johnson, M. K. (2012). Extending and Expanding Parenthood: Parental support in young adulthood. Sociology Compass, 6(3), 256-270.
Sherman, J. & Sage, R. A. (2011). “Sending Off All Your Good Treasures”: Rural schools, brain-drain, and community survival in the wake of economic collapse. The Journal of Research in Rural Education, 26(11). Available at http://jrre.vmhost.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/26-11.pdf
I have been teaching university courses since 2008 in sociology and human development.