Joan Hermsen


Dr. Hermsen teaches courses on social inequalities and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her prior research focused on gender inequality in U.S. labor markets and attitudes about gender inequality. She is currently working on a mixed methods project on social consequences of late motherhood. In addition, Dr. Hermsen has done extensive applied survey research design and analysis work on a range of topics including food insecurity (US Dept of Agriculture), crime victimization (MO State Highway Patrol), conservation attitudes (MO Dept of Conservation), and the financial wellbeing of pastors (MO United Methodist Foundation).