Laura McKinney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology 
Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Studies Program
Newcomb Hall 220
New Orleans, LA  70118
lauramc [at]

Academic Positions

2013-present Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Studies Program

2012-present Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Department of Sociology 

2011-12 Visiting Instructor, North Carolina State University, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

2012    Ph.D.     North Carolina State University -- Sociology, Gamma Sigma Delta                                            
    Dissertation: A Theoretical Integration and Structural Equation Modeling of the Environmental, Economic, and                         Social Sustainability of Nations 
    Dissertation Committee: Edward Kick (chair); Sarah Bowen; Brett Clark; Michael Schulman

2006    M.S.     Middle Tennessee State University -- Sociology, Phi Kappa Phi
2004    B.S.      University of North Alabama -- Sociology, Alpha Kappa Delta
2004    B.S.      University of North Alabama -- Psychology 

Research & Teaching Interests

Ecology and Society; Environmental Sociology; Global Social Change and Development; Rural and Community Sociology; Global and Local Sustainability; Quantitative Methodologies