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Nelta Edwards

Associate Professor
Office: SSB
Phone: 907-786-4654


Nelta Edwards became a sociologist because she is interested in social justice. She does research on environmental justice, sprawl, housing and teaching and learning sociology and the social sciences.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Arizona State University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Texas- Arlington
  • B.A., Economics, Portland State University

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to sociology      
  • Social stratification              
  • Environmental sociology       
  • Sociology of the north          
  • Application of statistics to the social sciences      

Research Interests

Dr. Edward's research has been published in The Environmental Justice Reader, Humanity and Society, Contexts, College Teaching and Teaching Sociology.