Office: 466 Strong Hall
Phone: (417) 836-5019
Spring '13 Office Hours: 10:45-11:30 T/TH; 1:15-2:00 T/Th; 9:00-11:00 W; or by appointment
Dr. Lorene Stone, originally from Marshalltown, Iowa, received her Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University in 1980. Her doctoral dissertation focused on adolescent self-esteem and delinquency. Dr. Stone came to Missouri State University in the summer of 2001 as Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs, serving until August 2008. Prior to arriving at Missouri State, she was on the faculty at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, for 17 years.
During her years in Texas, Dr. Stone served as a board member for the local rape crisis center, directed the Youth Opportunities Unlimited program for five summers, and consulted with the local juvenile probation department and the Texas Youth Commission. She has also taught at Central Michigan University, as well as men's prisons in Washington and Michigan.
Dr. Stone specializes in family sociology, juvenile delinquency , and youth violence. Her work with at-risk teens fuels her research interest in how negative school experiences project youth into delinquent activities. She has published a number of articles in professional journals and two textbooks in sociology - Sociology For The 21st Century (2nd ed., Kendall-Hunt Publishers) and Selected Readings in Marriage and Family (Greenwood Press). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology) honor societies.