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Susan L. Wortmann Nebraska Wesleyan University

Susan L. Wortmann is a professor of sociology and gender studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Her scholarly interests include classical sociological theory, gender, religion, and health. She instructs classes in these subjects and introduction to sociology. She is the author of Society: A User’s Guide, a collection of introductory sociology readings. She has published articles on meaning and religious participation, sociological theory, and project evaluation, and has contributed to Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Sociology and the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. Dr. Wortmann also practices applied sociology in her community, using sociological methods, theories, and concepts in collaboration with community partners to address social issues. These include developing a survivor-centered response to campus sexual assault; increasing diabetes and mental health access for Karen, Yezidi, Sudanese, and Vietnamese refugees and immigrants; and creating and evaluating programming for at-risk youth.