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Sociology Faculty

Tobin, KT

2002 CUNY Hunter, M.S. Social Research
1992 SUNY New Paltz, B.A. Sociology

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Sociology
Office: HAB 704
Phone: (845) 257-2901

Associate Director

Department: CRREO
Office: HAB 704B
Phone: (845) 257-2901

Office Hours

R02:30 PM - 03:30 PMIn HAB 704 - call ahead to schedule

And by appointment

Career History

2012-current Associate Director, CRREO
2010-current Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology, SUNY New Paltz
2008-2012 Assistant Director, CRREO
2003-2008 Assistant Director, Marist Institute for Public Opinion, Marist College
2000-2003 Survey Center Director, Marist Institute for Public Opinion, Marist College
1997-2000 Survey Operations Director, Marist Institute for Public Opinion, Marist College

Teaching Interests

Courses: Intro to Sociology, Research Methods
Areas of focus: Gender, Political Sociology, Sustainability, Methodology, Community Indicators

Research/Creative Activity

Select current projects:
* Principal Investigator for "Planning and Implementing Green Infrastructure to Improve Watershed Resiliency in the Saw Mill Brook Watershed and Village of New Paltz" (funded by the Cornell NYS Water Resources Institute/ NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program)
* Principal Investigator for "The Economic Impact of Arts & Culture in the Mid-Hudson project " funded by the New York Community Trust’s Arts & Culture Research Fund )


Select recent publications:
* Morrow, M., Tobin, K. 2012. Communicating Student Research at SUNY New Paltz to State and Local Elected Officials. Winter 2012, CUR Quarterly, Council on Undergraduate Research.
* Waltermaurer, E., Tobin, K. 2011. Healthy Eating and Living Body Mass Index Screening Study (funded by Ulster County Department of Health).
* Obach, B., Tobin, K. 2011. Agriculture Supporting Community in the Mid-Hudson Region, SUNY New Paltz: CRREO.
* Tobin, K., Waltermaurer, E., 2010. Regional Well-Being (funded by the United States Department of Education). SUNY New Paltz: CRREO.
* Editor, CRREO Discussion Brief series

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

2012-current, Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Planning consortium
2012-current Chair, SUNY New Paltz Sustainability Committee
2011-current Member, SUNY New Paltz Sustainability Committee
2011-2012 Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Metrics subcommittee
2013 New Paltz Regatta organizing committee
2010-2012 New Paltz Central School District vice president
2009-2012 New Paltz Central School District board member
2012 Town/Village of New Paltz Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer
2011 New Paltz Flood Aid organizing committee