Department of Sociology
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On October 16th, 2017 Dr. Stephanie Nawyn spoke on the Global Refugee Situation at the Coffee with Profs Event put on by the MSU Alumni Association.
Jerez joined SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture faculty in November 2007. She received her bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the University of the Philippines, a Master of Science in agricultural engineering from Kansas State University and doctoral degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jerez teaches introduction to environmental science, environmental measurements, environmental assessment and management, and air-quality assessment.
Jerez mentors students involved in undergraduate research and was the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Mentor of the Year award. She serves as a research adviser to graduate students in environmental science who are specializing in either land and water resources or occupational and environmental health. Her research interests include cause and effect essay topics of air-quality assessment, modeling and control. Jerez investigates the effectiveness of new technologies and best management practices to help improve air quality. She is currently working on the assessment of the impact on air quality of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production in Texas.
Loïc Wacquant distinguishes three major strains of positivism: Durkheimian , Logical, and Instrumental.  None of these are the same as that set forth by Comte, who was unique in advocating such a rigid (and perhaps optimistic) version.   While Émile Durkheim rejected much of the detail of Comte's philosophy, he retained and refined its method. Durkheim maintained that the social sciences are a logical continuation of the natural ones into the realm of human activity, and insisted that they should retain the same objectivity, rationalism, and approach to causality.  He developed the notion of objective sui generis "social facts" to delineate a unique empirical object for the science of sociology to study.