Dr. Jeni Cross
I am a community sociologist, doing research with and for community agencies and groups to solve community problems. I have worked with public schools, businesses, local government, and non-profit agencies on projects centered on energy conservation, community development, health promotion, and sustainability.
I teach courses on applied social change, community development and research methods. In my courses, I engage students in Community Based Research, where the students work with community partners to conduct sociological research that solves community problems, enhances organizational capacity, or develops programs for social change.
RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
MY LATEST RESEARCH
B Sharp: An Arts Engagement Program
This study aimed to engage people with dementia and their caregivers in an immersive community musical experience that was hoped would provide therapeutic benefit.We found that cognition improved for the majority participants with dementia.
Why are some green buildings failing to live up to their designed performance?
Our research team has developed a systems approach that helps building owners and operators find solutions to their trickiest problems.