Rebecca Schewe is an affiliated faculty within the Falk College Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Her research focuses on the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Through interdisciplinary partnerships, her research examines how the major social institutions of the state, economy, and community structure our human interactions with ecosystems. After completing a postdoc at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station, Becky was an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University for three years before joining the faculty here at Syracuse University. Professor Schewe received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
M.S. Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
Environmental and natural resource sociology, rural sociology, food and agriculture.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Mixed Methods Grant Obtaining Operational Development (MMGOOD),” with Principal Investigator Jason Wiles. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018-2020.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Linking Human Behavior And Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding Of Spatio-Temporal EC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems,” with colleagues Christa Kelleher (Earth Sciences) and Teng Zeng (Civil and Environmental Engineering). Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/United States Department of Agriculture. 2018-2021.
Co-Project Director. “An Integrated Milk Quality Extension and Education Program to Reduce Mastitis,” with Ron Erskine (Michigan State). Funded by Michigan State University/United States Department of Agriculture. 2014-2017.
Principal Investigator. “Communication Avenues for Vietnamese Fishing Communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with Coastal Resources Agencies,” Funded by Mississippi State University/National Oceanic and Atmospherical Administration (NOAA). 2015-2017.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University. 2013.
- Schewe, R. L., Hoffman, D., Witt, J., Shoup, B., & Freeman, M. (2020). Citizen-Science and Participatory Research as a Means to Improve Stakeholder Engagement in Resource Management: A Case Study of Vietnamese American Fishers on the US Gulf Coast. Environmental Management, 65(1), 74-87.
- Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, R., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. C., & Erskine, R. J. (Accepted/In press). Herd-level variables associated with premilking stimulation time in Michigan dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science.
- Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, R., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. C., & Erskine, R. J. (2019). Short communication: Herd-level variables associated with overmilking in Michigan dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science.
- Roesch-Mcnally, G. E., Basche, A., & Schewe, R. (2018). Climate change challenges require collaborative research to drive agrifood system transformation. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 33(3), 195-196.
- Moore-Foster, R., Norby, B., Schewe, R., Thomson, R., Bartlett, P. C., & Erskine, R. J. (Accepted/In press). Herd-level variables associated with delayed milk ejection in Michigan dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science.