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Sociology and Anthropology
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Criminology, Intimate violence, Mid-career college teachers (how age affects teaching), Prison narratives, SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), Women's prisons
Rebecca Bordt teaches and conducts work in the area of criminology. She teaches a DePauw course titled "Intimate Violence." Her last research project was about prison narratives, nonfiction books written by prison inmates.
During a 2014-15 sabbatical, Bordt conducted interviews of and collected data from 38 mid-career professors at liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. She is particularly examining how age has affected their teaching as well as how their teaching has changed over time. When she completes transcribing the interviews, she will analyze the data and be able to provide overall conclusions as a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) project. She plans to present preliminary findings at a conference in November 2015.