Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Arizona
  • B.A., Sociology/Anthropology, Earlham College

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Field Research Methods
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organizations in Society
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Policy Analysis

Research Interests

  • Design and Construction of Green Commercial Buildings
  • Green Building Standards
  • Professional Accreditation of Green Professionals
  • Energy Policy
  • Children's Service Provision
  • Mixed Methods

Recent Awards

  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 2013-14.
  • Jamie Hendry Sustainable Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Award, Bucknell University, 2011. 
  • Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Arizona, 2008.
  • National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, 2007.

Selected Publications

Beth M. Duckles. 2013. "Conveying Greenness: Sustainable Ideals and Organizational Narratives" in Constructing Green: Sustainability and the Places We Inhabit editors Rebecca L. Henn and Andrew J. Hoffman. MIT Press.

Joseph Galaskiewicz, Olga V. Mayorova and Beth M. Duckles. 2013. "Studying the Role of Nonprofits, Government and Business in Providing Activities and Services to Youth in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area" ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 647 (1) 50-82.

Joseph Galaskiewicz, George Hobor, Beth M. Duckles and Olga V. Mayorova. 2012. "Caregivers' Social Capital and Satisfaction with their Children's Service Providers" Sociological Perspectives. 55(2) 241-266.

Joseph Galaskiewicz, Beth M. Duckles and Olga V. Mayorova. 2009. "Childcare Networks and Embedded Experiences". In Contexts of Social Capital: Social Networks in Communities, Markets and Organizations, editors Ray-May Hsung, Nan Lin and Ronald Breiger. New York: Routledge.

Beth M. Duckles, Mark A. Hager and Joseph Galaskiewicz. 2005. "How Nonprofits Close: Using Narratives to Study Organizational Processes" Pp. 169-203 in Advances in Qualitative Organizational Research Edited by Kimberly D. Elsbach. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.


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