B.A., Sociology/Religious Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1996)
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1998)
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Connecticut (2004)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Sociology (2006)
Coordinator, Sociology/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Sociology
Gender and Society
Ethnic and Minority Relations
Sociology of Families
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
College Students with Children
Motherhood Ideology and Infant Feeding Practices
Poverty in the United States
Steck, Laura West, Jennifer Engler, Mary Ligon, Perri Druen, and Erin Cosgrove. 2011. “Doing Poverty: Learning Outcomes among Students Participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation Program.” Teaching Sociology. 39(3).
Verrecchia, P.J. and Laura West Steck. Forthcoming. “Words Mean Things: The Social Construction of Reality and Restorative Justice.“In J. Charlton, P. Verrecchia, and D. Polizzi (Eds.) International Perspectives on Restorative Justice in Education. Ontario, Canada: Centre for the Study of Crime, Restorative Justice, and Community Safety.