Karen Altendorf

Karen Altendorf

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
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About Karen Altendorf

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Oklahoma State University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Gender and Work in Corrections
  • Gender Portrayals in Reality TV
  • Online Courses and Teaching
  • Experiential Learning


  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 123: Law and Society
  • SOCI 203: Social Psychology
  • SOCI 234: Criminology
  • SOCI 251: Violence and Society
  • SOCI 254: Punishment, Rehabilitation and Society

Selected Publications

"A Classic Case of Serial Murder: Forensics Meets Photonics"  by R. Alan Cheville and Karen A. Altendorf  The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection. March 2005.

Dissertation:Success Strategies of Female Prison Wardens Managing Gender Identity in a Non-Traditional Occupation, August 2003.

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