Professor of Sociology Susan Wortmann was recently awarded Nebraska Wesleyan's Faculty Scholar Award.
The award recognizes a faculty member who has distinguished themself through research, scholarly work, and/or creative projects.
Wortmann nominators all referenced her recently published textbook Discover Sociology, which includes perspectives on intersectionality, sexuality, LBGTQ+ identities, social movements, the social costs of COVID-19, the crisis of democratic institutions, police brutality, and mass incarceration.
One of her nominators noted that Sue's recent scholarship “stems from her primary research during sabbatical, including interviews with incarcerated women and criminal justice staff throughout the Midwestern U.S.” Wortmann was also recognized for her collaboration with students for encyclopedia entries in the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture, and her volunteer research skills in assisting community agencies with writing grants worth over $600,000.
The Nebraska Wesleyan's Faculty Development Committee established the award in 2012.