College of Agricultural and Life Sciences l Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
Randy Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He conducts trainings and speaks frequently on community organizing and development, community-based participatory research/evaluation, higher education community engagement strategies, and community information technology. He has led numerous participatory action research projects, community technology projects, and empowerment evaluation processes with community development corporations, community-based leadership education programs, community organizing groups, and other non-profits across a wide range of places. Randy has written extensively on community organizing and development and higher education engagement with community.