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Lynette Hoelter, Ph.D., Penn State, 2001



Areas of Expertise

Lynette Hoelter is relatively new to EMU. She began teaching Quantitative Applications in Sociology in Fall 2014 and is now teaching SOCL503, Family as an Institution.  Lynette's background and research interests are in family sociology, social psychology -- especially their intersection, relationship quality -- and research methods. In her "day job," Lynette is Assistant Research Scientist and Director of Instructional Resources for ICPSR, one of the world's oldest and largest social science data archives.  ICPSR is a part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.  Her work there primarily relates to making it easier for faculty to use real data in the classroom and she enjoys reading and thinking about pedagogy related to quantitative literacy in social science. When she isn't working, Lynette enjoys performing as a member of the Detroit Handbell Ensemble, reading mystery novels, and making cards.