Jessica Eckhardt

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Office:Wheeler Hall 413
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD, University of Utah
MS, University of Nevada, Reno
BS, Sociology and Biology, Northland College


I am a first generation college student from Denver, Colorado. Although I've lived most of my life out west, I love the north woods and the wild waters of Lake Superior.


Introduction to Sociology
Social Epidemiology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Inequality


As an environmental-health sociologist, my research examines which groups in society experience more exposure to environmental hazards (e.g. air pollution, poor water quality, etc.) and how that increased exposure affects human health. To conduct my research, I use theoretical and methodological frameworks from multiple fields including sociology, epidemiology, environmental justice, and atmospheric science.