Nels Paulson

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 315 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-5304
Email: paulsonne@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Professional Memberships- American Sociological Association (Active) Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society (Active) Society for the Study of Social Problems (Active) Midwest Sociological Society (Active) American Society of Criminology (Currently inactive) Association of American Geographers (Currently inactive) International Studies Association (Currently inactive) Pacific Sociological Association (Currently inactive)

Research Interests: Environment, globalization, civil society, organizations, crime/law, leisure, and religion

Professional Interests: (Methodological Training) Qualitative research methods in the form of ethnography, document content analysis, interviews, and participant observations (using NVIVO); Quantitative research methods in the form of multivariate regression, Bayesian analysis, social network analysis, event history analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, and categorical data analysis (using SAS, SPSS, Gephi, and HLM programs); and Geographic Information System (GIS) certified (using ArcGIS)

Education

    • Ph D Sociology
      Arizona State University
      Tempe, AZ, United States, 2009
    • MA Sociology
      Arizona State University
      Tempe, AZ, United States, 2005
    • BA History Education
      Concordia College
      Moorhead, MN, United States, 2000

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Social Science Deparment
        Associate Professor
        2014 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Social Science Department
        Assistant Professor
        2009 - 2014
      • Arizona State University, Department of Sociology, School of Global Studies, and School of Social and Family Dynamics
        Teaching Associate
        2005 - 2009
      • Arizona State University, Department of Sociology
        Teaching Assistant
        2003 - 2005

    Academic - P-12

      • Barcelona Middle School
        Teacher
        2000 - 2003

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • Paulson, N., Zagorski, K., & Ferguson, D. (2015). On harm and mediated space: The BP Oil Spill in an age of globalization. IN Brisman, A., South, N., & White, R. (Eds.), Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues , Ashgate Press.
    • Paulson, N., Zagorski, K., & Ferguson, C. (2015). On harm and mediated space: The BP Oil Spill in an age of globalization. , Ashgate Press.

    Journal Article

    • Paulson, N., & Zagorski, K. (2015). On harm and mediated space: The BP Oil Spill in an age of globalization. IN Brisman, A., South, N., & White, R. (Eds.), Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues, Ashgate Publishing.
    • Paulson, N. (2014). Representing wildlife management: Sustainable hunting narratives at the International Wildlife Museum. Nature and Culture, 9(1), 87-112.
    • Paulson, N., Doolittle, A., Laudati, A., Welsh-Devine, M., & Peña, P. (2012). . Environmental Values, 21(3), 255-276.
    • Paulson, N., & Menjívar, C. (2012). Religion, the state, and disaster relief in the United States and India. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(4), 179-196.
    • Paulson, N. (2012). The place of hunters in global conservation advocacy. Conservation and Society, 10(1), 53-62.

    Worksop

    • Paulson, N. (2015). WiSCUR (Wisconsin System Council on Undergraduate Research) Workshops (Worksop). .

    Workshop

    • Paulson, N. Bayesian Analysis Workshops (Workshop). .
    • Paulson, N. Computational Social Network Analysis Workshops (Workshop). .

    Seminar

    • Paulson, N. Grant Writing Seminar (Seminar). .

    Training

    • Paulson, N. NVIVO advanced qualitative analysis software training (Training). .
    • Paulson, N. Undergraduate Program Assessment Institute training (Training). .

    Fellowship

    • Paulson, N. Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) fellowship for doctoral students preparing for academic careers (Fellowship). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Paulson, N. (2015). Finding Common Ground for Building Sustainable Communities. Red Cedar Watershed Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N., Ferguson, D., & Lee, T. (2015). The LAKES Project: Cleaning up Watersheds with Interdisciplinary Social Science Praxis. Society for Applied Anthropology, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
    • Paulson, N., & Beckworth, C. (2015). The Underlying Constraints to Improving Water Quality: Neoliberal Forces and Farmer Social Networks. , Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2015). Civic Engagement and Producing Sustainable Communities. University of Wisconsin- Stout, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2014). Phosphorus Pollution in the Lakes of the Red Cedar Watershed. Global Water Awareness Week, Eau Claire, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2014). Finding Common Ground for Building Sustainable Communities. Red Cedar Watershed Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2013). Civic Engagement and Producing Sustainable Communities. Red Cedar Watershed Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (November, 2013). Green Criminology and community participatory research: A case study of phosphorus pollution. American Society of Criminologists Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (November, 2013). Where Rivers Meet the Sea: A Political Ecology of Water. American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • Paulson, N., Fox, C., & McAloon, P. (March, 2013). The challenges of rampant individualism: Producing pro-environment behaviors and ideas. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. (2012). Global Solutions to Global Problems? Media Framing of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Political Science Association, River Falls, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2012). Visiting Scholar Lecture. Preparing Future Faculty Visiting Scholar Series, AZ, United States.
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. (2012). On harm and mediated space: The BP oil spill in the age of globalization. the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminologists, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Paulson, N., & Zagorski, K. (November, 2012). On harm and mediated space: The BP oil spill in the age of globalization. American Society of Criminologists Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Paulson, N., Ries, N., Conradi, M., Fox, C., & Twaddle, J. (March, 2012). Engaging students and community in sustainability dialogue: Applied learning at a rural, Midwestern university. Lake Superior Service Learning Conference, Duluth, MN, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (March, 2012). Reducing phosphorus, connecting people: The politics and opportunities of community participatory research. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (February, 2012). INGOs, hunting, and local legitimacy. Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings, New York, NY, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2011). Inequality, Protest, and Democracy: A Panel Presentation. Social Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2010). You can’t eat ethics: INGOs and social mechanisms of instrumental hunting governance. Social Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (2010). Visiting Scholar Lecture. ,
    • Paulson, N. (August, 2010). Limits to democratic global governance within civil society: An investigation of science and hunting management. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (February, 2010). You can’t eat ethics: INGOs and social mechanisms of instrumental hunting governance. International Studies Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (April, 2008). Global hunting governance, neoliberalism, and NGOs. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Portland, OR, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (August, 2007). Understanding origins of civilization cleavages: Education and liberal values in Islam and the West. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, New York, NY, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (August, 2007). The differentiation of ‘green’ and ‘brown’: Patterns of variance in environmental INGOs. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meetings, New York, NY, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (April, 2007). Conceptualizing the place of world society, the state, and environmental law. Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (March, 2007). . Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Oakland.
    • Paulson, N. (March, 2007). Global to local relationships and the environment. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Oakland.
    • Paulson, N. (August, 2006). Religious tension and constitutional language in Nigeria and Ghana. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.
    • Paulson, N. (April, 2006). Religion, disaster, and the media. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Hollywood, CA, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (April, 2005). Bordering and the globalization of human rights in Northern Ireland. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Portland, OR, United States.
    • Paulson, N. (April, 2004). Driving to the heart of social movements: A case study of athletic influence. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Paulson, N. National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant. $281938.
    • Paulson, N., Ferguson, C., & Lee, T. Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant. Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $281994 (Funded).
    • Kuchta, M. A., Paulson, N., & Nold, S. C. REU: Linking Applied Knowledge and Environmentals Studies (LAKES). Sponsored by NSF-REU, $300000.
    • Little, A. M., & Paulson, N. UW-Stout Outstanding EmergingREU Site: RUI: Creating interdisciplinary research opportunities in phosphorus sustainability (CROPS) Researcher Award. Sponsored by NSF-REU, $293000 (Not Funded).
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. Sponsored by UW-Stout College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, $660 (Funded).
    • Paulson, N. Curricular Incubation Grant. $7200.
    • Nold, S. C., Paulson, N., Ferguson, C., & Little, A. M. Phosphorous in the Red Cedar Basin: Establishing an interdisciplinary community of undergraduate scholars. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Incubator Grant Proposal, $10000.
    • Paulson, N. Research Incubation Grant. $10000.
    • Paulson, N., Nold, S. C., & Little, A. M. Phosphorus in the Red Cedar Basin: An interdisciplinary approach to a more sustainable community. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Incubator Grant Proposal, $10000.
    • Paulson, N. Research Incubation Grant. $10000.
    • Paulson, N. Research Summer Grant Writing Stipend. $5000.
    • Paulson, N. Dissertation Research Grant. $4500.
    • Paulson, N. Dissertation Research Grant. $900.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, DVD

    • Review of Edge of Islam

      Teaching Sociology 37/4: 433-435 (2009)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2015)
    • Emerging Outstanding Researcher Award, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2013)

    Fellowship

    • Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2015)
    • Innovation in Research Fellowship, Arizona State University (2008)

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Applied Psychology (2014 - Present)
      • Applied Psychology (2014 - Present)
      • Chairperson, Applied Psychology (2014 - Present)
      • Vice President, Board of Directors (2011 - Present)
      • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Mentoring Restructuring Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Hiring Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Honor's Program Colloquium (2011 - Present)
      • Committee Chair, Institutional Review Board (2011 - Present)
      • Program Assessment Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Roundtable on Wisconsin Agricultural Watershed Projects (2011 - Present)
      • Program Advisory Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Program Core Course Development Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Social Science Speaker Series Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Applied Psychology (2014 - 2015)
      • Committee Chair, Social Science Personnel Committee (2012 - 2015)
      • Hiring Committee (2014)
      • Committee Chair, Hiring Committee (2014)
      • Applied Psychology (2013 - 2014)
      • Applied Psychology (2013 - 2014)
      • Personnel Policies Committee (2011 - 2014)
      • Hiring Committee (2013)
      • Review Committee (2013)
      • Steering Committee (2012)
      • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Governance Structure Review Committee (2011 - 2012)
      • Hiring Committee (2010)
      • Organizer, Roundtable Session on Globalization (2004)
      • Organizer and Discussant, Session on NGOs and Globalization (April 2000)

      Arizona State University

      • Global Comparative Knowledge Project (2007 - 2008)
      • Committee Chair, Graduate Research Association (2006 - 2007)
      • President, Sociology Graduate Students Association (2004 - 2007)