Dr. Kathryn Hovey


Social Theory, Criminology, Social Control, Deviance, Urban and Rural Communities

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Office: Science Hall 286D

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. – University of New Mexico, 2002

M.A. – University of New Mexico, 1993

B.S. – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1969


Kate graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1969, and then pursued a varied career which included being a Volkswagen mechanic and an architectural draftsman/designer. After working for two decades at these professions, Kate returned to school and completed her Ph.D. requirements at the University of New Mexico in 2002. She taught sociology full time at the Central New Mexico Community College and part time at UNM before moving to Las Cruces in the summer of 2009.

Current Research

Kate’s research interests include the scholarship of teaching, plus sustainability issues encompassing a wide range of issues from the built environment, water and land usage, and small scale sustainable urban and niche food production.