Jeffrey Sweat

Director, Social Science Research Center
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 307 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-1210
Email: sweatj@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Professional Memberships: American Sociological Association Midwest Sociological Society Society for the Study of Social Problems International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professional Interests: Social Psychology, Health, Gender, Sexualities, Youth, Education.

Education


    • UCLA
      2007
    • Ph D Gender Studies
      University of California Davis
      CA, United States, 2004
    • MA Sociology
      University of California Davis
      CA, United States, 1998
    • BA Sociology
      University of California San Diego
      San Diego, CA, United States, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor of Sociology
        2007 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Interim Department Chair
        2012 - 2013
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Program Director
        2010 - 2012
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor of Sociology
        2007 - 2012
      • UCLA
        Lecturer
        2007
      • UCLA
        Postdoctoral Fellow
        2005 - 2007
      • Sacramento City College
        Lecturer
        2005
      • University of California Davis
        Associate Instructor/Lecturer
        1999 - 2005

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Mutere, M., Nyamathi, A., Hobaica, L., Avila, G., Christiani, A., & Sweat, J. (2014). Homeless Youth Seeking Health and Life-Meaning through Popular Culture and the Arts. Child & Youth Services, 35(3).
    • Sweat, J., Jones, G., Hans, S., & Wolfgram, S. (2013). How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement? A Comparison of White and Minority Students. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(2).
    • Sweat, J., Jones, G., Han, S., & Wolfgram, S. (2013). How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement? A Comparison of White and Minority Students. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 7(2).
    • Harawa, N., Sweat, J., George, S., & Sylla, M. (2010). Sex, Condom Use, and Condom Program Utilization in a Large Jail Unit for MSM and Transgender Inmates. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(3), 1071-87.
    • Christiani, A., Hudson, A., Nyamathi, A., Mutere, M., & Sweat, J. (2008). Attitudes of Homeless and Drug-using Youth Regarding Barriers and Facilitators in Delivery of Quality and Culturally Sensitive Health Care. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 21(3), 154-63.
    • Hudson, A., Nyamathi, A., & Sweat, J. (2008). Homeless youths' interpersonal perspectives of health care providers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29(12), 1277-1289.
    • Sweat, J., Nyamathi, A., Christiani, A., & Mutere, M. (2008). Risk Behaviors and Health Care Utilization among Homeless Youth: Contextual and Racial Comparisons. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 9(2), 158-174.
    • Nyamathi, A., Hudson, A., Muture, M., Christiani, C., Sweat, J., Nyamathi, K., & Broms, T. (2007). Drug Use and Barriers to and Facilitators of Drug Treatment for Homeless Youth. Patient Preferences and Adherence, 2007(1), 1-8.
    • Sweat, J. (2003). Gay-Straight Alliances. Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press.

    Book, Chapter

    • Herdt, G., Russell, S. T., Sweat, J., & Marzullo, M. (2007). Sexual Inequality, Youth Empowerment, and the Gay-Straight Alliance: A Community Study in California . Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice , Berkeley, CA: CA: UC Press.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Sweat, J. (November, 2014). Teaching Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning Courses. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2013). How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement? A Comparison of White and Minority Students. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, New York, NY, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (January, 2013). Anti-bullying and Diversity Training. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (October, 2012). High Impact Practice and Student Engagement: Impact on Retention and Graduation. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    • Sweat, J. (September, 2012). Constitution Day: Myths about the Affordable Care Act. Social Science Speaker Series., Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2012). Social Justice Learning Communities. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, CO, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2012). Learning Communities as a High Impact Practice. Learning Communities Workship, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (January 20, 2012). High Impact Practice as Transformative Pedagogy: Learning Communities. High Impact Practices: Fostering Success for all Students. , Green Bay, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (January 17, 2012). High Impact Practice as Transformative Pedagogy: Learning Communities. Professional Development Week,
    • Sweat, J. (October, 2011). High Impact Practice as Transformative Pedagogy: Learning Communities. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2011). Public Sector Collective Bargaining. Social Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (December, 2010). The Social Justice Learning Community. Not Here! Anti-hate Event, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (November, 2010). Local Food Insecurity in Historical and Political Context. Social Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2010). Health Policy, Attitudes and Interactions. Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2010). Family Friendly for All Families. Issues in Humanity, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (October, 2009). What I wish I would have known my first year as faculty. Social Science Brownbag Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2009). Identities in Motion: Sociological Approaches to Identity Change.. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Des Moines, IA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2009). Identity Crisis or Normative Stability? How Social Context Affects the Relationship. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Des Moines, IA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2008). The Effects of Racism on Health: Domestic and Global Trends.. "One World" Event, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2008). Homeless Youth and Health Risks: The Effects of the Distrust of Authority Figures. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, St. Louis, MO, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (February, 2008). “Gathering Anonymous Mid-semester Student Feedback Using D2L.” . Social Science Brownbag Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2007). Risk Behaviors and Access to Care among Drug-Abusing Homeless Youth. HIV Research: The Next Generation Conference, Los Angelos, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J., & Bahr, P. R. (August, 2006). Instability or Flexibility?: Testing Competing Theories of the Effect of Identity Fluidity on Well-Being. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2006). A Case Study of Organizational Decision-Making in a Mobile HIV Testing Unit. HIV Research: The Next Generation Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2004). Schools, the Reproduction of Sexual Inequality, and the Production of Gay-Straight Alliances. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (October, 2003). Identity or Post-identity? Putting the Straight in Gay-Straight Alliances. Cultural Studies Colloquium, Davis, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2003). Participation in a School-based Anti-homophobic Youth Movement: Motivations and Barriers. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2003). Media Frames and Cultural Ideology: Representations of Gay-Straight Alliances in the News. Colloquium on Graduate Queer Research, Davis, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2003). A Very Gay-Straight: Identity and Activism in a School-based Social Movement Organization. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Pasadena, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (November, 2002). Queer by Any Other Name: Unmarked Narratives of Sexual Fluidity. QGrad Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J., & Russell, S. T. (October, 2002). Gay-Straight Alliances in High Schools: Challenges and Opportunities. Teaching Respect for All Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2002). Collapsing Borders of Sexuality. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (August, 2002). Queer Coalitions: A Study of Gay-Straight Alliances. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings , Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (April, 2002). Gay-Straight Alliances: Their Relevance for LGBT Youth. Bridge for Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Sexuality Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2001). Coming Out Stories: A Critique of Sexual Identity Narratives. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2001). Hetero-queer or Straight Ally: Identity Work Among Heterosexual Members of Gay- Straight Alliances. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Sweat, J. (March, 2001). Media Representations of Gay-Straight Alliances. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant, “Course Revision of Sociology of Health and Illness for Racial and Ethnic Studies A Designation” . Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center Grant Program, $1257.
    • Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant, “Development of New Certificate Program in Social Research”. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center Grant Program, $2094.
    • Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grants. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center Grant Program, $4837.
    • Sweat, J. Institute on Race and Ethnicity Research Support Grant, “UW-Stout Ethnic- Minority Student High Impact Educational Practices Survey. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin System, $3770.
    • Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant, “Methods Sequence Courses for the B.S. in Applied Social Science”. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center Grant Program, $5720.
    • Menefee, J., Brown, A., & Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout (Funded).
    • Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant, “Associates Degree Entitlement to Plan". Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center Grant Program, $9000.

    Sponsored Research

    • Sweat, J. Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, $28000.

Media Contributions

    Newspaper

    • (March 13, 2011)

      Interviewed and quoted in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram article about the state senator recall effort, “Bill’s signing unlikely to bring end to controversy.”

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Book

    • Rethinking Sexuality

      by Diane Richardson. Contemporary Sociology 31(3): 271-272. (2002)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Essays in Social Psychology

      By George H. Mead, Mary Jo Deegan (ed). Contemporary Sociology 31(6): 792-793. (2002)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (2005)
    • Dissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, SRFP (2001)

    Award

    • Levine Dessertation Award, American Sociological Association, Sex and Gender Section (2002)

Service

    Department / School

    • Reviewer (2013 - Present)
    • Reviewer (2009 - Present)
    • Reviewer, American Sociological Review professional journal (2011)
    • Reviewr (2010)
    • (2002 - 2008)
    • (2005 - 2006)
    • Reviewer (2003)
    • (2002 - 2003)
    • (2001 - 2002)

    College

    • Advisory Committee (2012 - Present)
    • Committee Member, College-level Associate Professor Promotion Committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Committee Chair, College-level promotion committee (2012 - 2013)
    • Dean’s Council (2010 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, CAHSS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Selection Committee (2012)
    • Committee Member, CAHSS Dean Search Committee (2011 - 2012)
    • Program Director (2010 - 2012)
    • Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences planning committee (2009 - 2010)
    • Committee Member, College-level Promotion Committee (2008 - 2009)
    • College representative (2008)
    • Promoton Committee (2007 - 2008)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Ally Club faculty advisor (2014 - Present)
      • Learning Community Advisory Board (2014 - Present)
      • Representative, General Education Committee (2013 - Present)
      • Thesis Committee Member, (2012 - Present)
      • Faculty Membor, Living Out Loud/Out@Stout Living and Learning Community for academic component (2010 - Present)
      • Founder, Social Justice and Civic Engagement Learning Community (2010 - Present)
      • Representative, Faculty Senate (2014)
      • Social Research Certificate planning committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Advisory Board, B.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation (2012 - 2014)
      • B.S. in Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation planning committee (2012 - 2014)
      • Judge, Pride Alliance Rainbow Scholarship Award (2013)
      • Shari Nero Undergraduate Paper Award Committee (2013)
      • Thesis Committee Member, (2012 - 2013)
      • Thesis Committee Member, (2012 - 2013)
      • Honors Program Colloquium Discussion Facilitator (2012)
      • Bachelors in Social Work exploratory planning committee (2011 - 2012)
      • Committee Member, General Education Category E & F Expedited Review (2011 - 2012)
      • Reviewer, Journal of Student Research (2011 - 2012)
      • Learning Community/Student Retention Committee (2011 - 2012)
      • Committee Member, Pride Alliance (2010 - 2012)
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences Representative, General Education Committee (2009 - 2012)
      • (2010 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, Compass Institute Team Advisory (2010 - 2011)
      • Advisory Committee, Women and Gender Studies Minor (2008 - 2011)

    Professional

    • Director, Social Science Research Center (2013 - Present)
    • Social Science Research Center Steering Committee (2008 - Present)
    • Vice-chair, Department-level associate professor promotion committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Committee Chair, Social Science Personnel Committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Member, Social Work Search Committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Interim Chair, Social Science Department (2012 - 2013)
    • Department Website Committee (2011 - 2012)
    • Member, Social Science Personnel Committee (2010 - 2012)
    • Member, Anthropology Search Committee (2010 - 2011)
    • Member, Economics Search Committee (2010 - 2011)
    • Department webmaster (2009 - 2011)
    • Committee Chair, Methods Sequence Course Development Committee (2009 - 2010)
    • Anthropology Search Committee (2008 - 2009)
    • Committee Chair, Sociology Search Committee (2008 - 2009)
    • Applied Social Science Program Development (2007 - 2009)
    • Student Evaluation Improvement Committee (2007 - 2009)
    • Member, Sociology Search Committee (2007 - 2008)
    • Graduate Admissions Committee (1999 - 2002)