Rural Sociology

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Edited By: Alessandro Bonanno

Impact Factor: 1.585

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 25/139 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1549-0831

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Professors Bridget Lavelle, Frederick O. Lorenz, and K. A. S. Wickrama are the recipients of the Rural Sociology best paper award for 2012 (Volume 77) for their article What Explains Divorced Women's Poorer Health? The Mediating Role of Health Insurance and Access to Health Care in a Rural Iowan Sample (Rural Sociology, 77.4). Wiley-Blackwell funds this award.

BBridget Lavelleridget Lavelle is a Senior Research Manager with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Statistics from Iowa State University. Her current research is focused on quasi-experimental evaluation of a range of physical and behavioral health policy interventions for clients receiving publicly funded services.

FFrederick O. Lorenzrederick O. Lorenz is a University Professor of Statistics and Psychology at Iowa State University. During the past 25 years, he has been an active participant, both as a principal investigator and methodologist, in the Iowa Family Transition Project, a large scale panel study of rural Iowa families. His current research interests focus on the relationship between questionnaire reports and observer ratings of family interactions. In addition to Rural Sociology, he has co-authored articles in journals such as Developmental Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Marriage and Family and Structural Equation Modeling. He teaches seminars in structural equation modeling, construct validation, and the analysis of panel data.

KK.A.S. Wickrama.A.S. Wickrama is a Professor of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. Currently his work focuses on i. social determinants of health and health inequality across the life course. ii. Racial/ethnical inequalities in mental and physical health of children and adults. iii. International development and health iv. Application of advanced statistical methods to social epidemiology.

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The Rural Sociological Society seeks an Editor of Rural Sociology for a three-year term beginning July 2014. The RSS Council will appoint the new Editor in February 2014 at the Mid-Year meeting. The RS editor should have an intellectual vision for the journal as well as strong leadership and organizational skills. Editor-Elect will be appointed starting April 1, 2014 to begin training and setting up editorial office that will be fully functioning by July 1, 2014 so that she/he can produce RS starting with the first issue of 2015 (which will need to be in-press by Dec 2014). The Editor-designate will work with current Rural Sociology editor, Alessandro Bonanno, to learn the business of publishing the journal, to build relationships with our publisher Wiley-Blackwell, and to prepare Volume 80 (2015, Issue 1). End date of appointment will be with issue 4 for 2017. The Editor reports to the Publications Committee and Council.

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