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Dana Atwood

Dana Atwood

Associate Professor
Green Bay-MAC A316, Sheboygan-5114, Manitowoc-H120
Dr. Atwood is on the faculty of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her research interests focus on gender & sexualities, animal interaction, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Atwood's current research focus involves domestic violence victimization and human-animal interaction. More specifically, she is exploring the intersections of various victims’ experiences of interpersonal violence. It is her hope that her research can be used to enhance policy regarding victim advocacy. 

Fields of Interest

Domestic violence victimization human-animal interaction, gender & sexualities, scholarship of teaching and learning.


Ph.D., Sociology, Western Michigan University
M.A., Sociology, Western Illinois University
B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Courses Taught

Environmental sociology, social psychology, sociology of sexual and intimate relations, marriage and family, gender, racial & ethnic identities, introduction to sociology, social problems, juvenile delinquency, and crime & criminal justice.