Jennifer E. Cross

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-0483



Twitter: drjenicross


Office: B244 Clark

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

  • Behavior Change
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Social Networks
  • Evaluation and Research Methods

Department: Environmental Affairs and Sociology


Jeni Cross, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. She earned a bachelor s degree from Colorado State University and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Davis.

Jeni's research interests include community attachment/sense of place, land use and conservation, sustainability, inter-agency collaboration, social networks, and social norms. She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. She is a community sociologist who regularly works with public schools and community agencies on a variety of community-based participatory research projects centered on health promotion and community development. Her current projects include research on land conservation decision-making, energy conservation and sustainability in public schools, and inter-agency collaboration related to organizational transformation.


Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Curriculum Vitae

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Soc 462: Applied Social Change

Soc 540: Community Sociology