Faculty and Staff

Rayna Sage

Rayna Sage

Adjunct Instructor/Research Project Director

Office: Corbin 244
Email: rayna.sage@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 9-10am; Wednesdays 11am-12pm

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Adjunct Instructor


Fall 2017:

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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

Teaching Experience

I have been teaching university courses since 2008 in sociology and human development.