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Dr. Ree Wells-Lewis

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Sociology (Medical Sociology, Stratification)

Chair, Social Science Department

Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University

M.A. Sociology, Louisiana State University

B.S. General Studies, Louisiana State University

Office: Webster Hall Room 232

Phone: 417-625-9565

Email: Dr. Wells-Lewis

Teaching and Research Interests:

Professor Wells earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Sociology, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology in 1993. Beginning in graduate school, Professor Wells incorporated medical sociology into most of her academic, applied and community service pursuits.

She received a Medical Sociology Research Internship Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1989-90. Her doctoral dissertation completed in 1993 is entitled, Worksite Health Promotion in America: the Impact of Organizational Context on Corporate Wellness Programming. Seven of Dr. Wells’ research monographs result from health and illness/medical sociology projects.

Dr. Wells is especially proud of a collaborative effort with Norm Dolch as co-editors of a special issue in the Sociological Spectrum: “Medical Sociology: Health and Illness Issues for the New Millennium” (Vol. 21:2, July 2001).

Courses Dr. Wells-Lewis Teaches:

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