An Interview with Dr. Kuecker

Posted on January 12, 2011

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Interview conducted by Parrish Androh

Liza L. Kuecker
Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair

Began at WNMU: 2005

Degrees: Ph.D. University of Oregon, M.A. University of Oregon, B.S. University of Wisconsin –LaCrosse
Professional Memberships: American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association, Elected to Southern Council: Pacific Sociological Association

Professional Service: Teaching Committee: Pacific Sociological Association

Committee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Pacific Sociological Association

Professional Presentations: What Can We Do to Successfully Return You to School: The Clark County Truancy Project.” Presented at the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, April 7-10, 2005. Portland, Oregon. “Lessons to be Learned: Jane Addams and Contemporary Social Issues.” Presented at the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, April 7-10, 2005. Portland, Oregon. “The Exploitation of Undocumented Workers: An International Perspective. Presented at the 78th Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, April 2007. Oakland, California.

Parrish Androh: What is your favorite word?

Liza Kuecker: Manana (tomorrow)

PA: What is your least favorite word?

LK: Deadline

PA: What sound or noise do you love?

LK: Dogs barking it means they are having fun enjoying themselves.

PA: What sound or noise do you hate?

LK: Finger nails on the chalkboard here at Western.

PA: What event in your life did you enjoy the most?

LK: My 9th birthday I got a baseball and baseball glove.

PA: What event in your life did you enjoy the least?

LK: The death of my dad I lost him about ten years ago.

PA: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

LK: Lawyer (minutes before this sit-down interview, I did an interview with Dr. Ortego and this was the one profession he didn’t want to do)

PA: If heaven exist what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

LK:  Here she comes!

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