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Jan Marie Fritz;

Title: Professor
Office: 6213 Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-0208
Email: jan.fritz@uc.edu

Dr. Jan Marie Fritz is a Professor in the School of Planning (and affiliated with the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Sociology) at the University of Cincinnati as well as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg.  She will be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences beginning in August 2016.  She has received many other grants and awards.  For instance, she was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark (2011-12) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. (2012-13)

She received the DAAP College Award (University of Cincinnati) for Outstanding Research and Creative Work in 2008, the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology in 2010 and the Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award for a distinguished career in mediation in 2011.

She is a past Vice-President for Finance of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and has represented the ISA, for many years, to the United Nations.  She has organized ISA sessions at the parallel events connected with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She was the president of ISA’s RC46 Clinical Sociology and a past vice president of RC26 Sociotechnics-Sociological Practice.  She now is a board member of both ISA groups and was the founder and convener of the Cincinnati for CEDAW Community Coalition (CCCC).

She has written or edited more than 120 publications including the award-winning International Clinical Sociology  (Springer, 2008), “Special Education Mediation in the United States” (People with Health Limitations in Modern Society, 2010), “Women, Peace, Security and the National Action Plans (Journal of Applied Social Science, 2011), “Addressing Environmental Racism” (SOCIOIIPOCTIP, 2011), “Including Sociological Practice” in The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century, 2012), “Practicing Sociology: Clinical Sociology and Human Rights” (Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, 2012), Moving Toward a Just Peace: The Mediation Continuum (Springer, 2014) and (with Jacques Rhéaume) Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives (Springer, 2014).

Education

  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1964.
  • M.A. in Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1970.
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, American University, Washington, D.C., 1978.

Research Information

Research Interests

Social Intervention/Clinical Sociology; Conflict Analysis and Intervention (particularly mediation, facilitation, coaching); Status of Women and Girls; Organizational Development; Health Promotion; Policy Analysis; Cultural Competency; Inequality/Justice Issues; Qualitative Research

Research Support

  • (Fulbright US Scholar at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary), Fulbright. 2016 to 2017. Status: Pending.
  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Mentoring Grant , UC International. 2016 to 2016. Status: Active.
  • Third Century Fellowship and Research Grant, UC. 2015 to 2016.
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (Washington, DC), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 2012 to 2013.
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark. 2011 to 2012.
  • American Scandinavian Foundation Research Grant, Halen Lee and Emil Lassen Fund. 2011.
  • Friends of Women's Studies Research Grant. 2010.
  • (PI), Fritz, Jan, Service Learning and Organizational Theory, Corporation for National and Community Service. (97LHEIN015), $2,000.00. 11/01/1999 to 06/30/2000. Status: Closed.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (02/16/2016). Keynote speaker on gender and environmental issues for international conference on Globalisation, Environment and Social Justice Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.
  • (02/22/2016). Invited speaker about sociological practice Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.
  • (02/04/2016). Invited speaker about social impact assessment and conflict University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa .
  • (02/01/2016). Internships Honours Programme, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg.
  • (2015). Keynote presentations on gender equality requested by representatives of the Taiwan government Taipei, nantou and Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
  • (2015). Three presentations: Starting the Ph.D. Journey, Proposal Development and Field Research Doctoral laboratory held by the South African Sociological Association, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (10/04/2013). Clinical Sociology in International Settings Plenary Speaker for the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Portland, Oregon .

Paper Presentations

  • Fritz, Jan Marie (06/29/2015). Cities for CEDAW. South African Sociological Association annual meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (10/08/2014). Cultural Considerations. Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (2014). Addressing Inequality through the Mediation of Disputes and Conflicts. International Sociological Association World Congress, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (2014). Profiles from the US History of Clinical Sociology. International Sociological Association World Congress, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (2016). Cities for CEDAW: Notes on Effective Intervention. International Sociological Association World Forum, Vienna, Austria.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (03/14/2016). Cincinnati for CEDAW. Parallel session organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human rights, Leadership Conference Education Fund and Women's Intercultural Network, held in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York City, New York.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (02/16/2016). Cities for CEDAW. International Conference on Globalisation, Environment and Social Justice, Lucknow, India.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (03/11/2014). Notes on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security)National Action Plans. International Sociological Association parallel session held in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York City, New York.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (08/13/2013). Cultural Considerations in Mediation. American Sociological Association annual conference, New York City, New York.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (08/11/2013). Clinical Sociology in National and International Settings. American Sociological Association annual conference, New York City, New York.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (06/10/2013). Clinical Sociological Contributions to the Field of Mediation. International Institute of Sociology 41st World Congress, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (2013). Clinical Sociology and the Field of Mediation. International Sociological Association Conference of National Associations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (03/16/2013). Notes on the History of Clinical Sociology in the United States. International Sociological Association RC46 Clinlical Sociology conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fritz, Jan Marie (01/11/2013). Women. Girls and Transitions from Autocracy. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, 2016 to 2017.
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., 2012 to 2013.
  • Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from a division of the International Sociological Association for International Clinical Sociology, 2012.
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011 to 2012.
  • Ohio Mediation Association Better Word Award for a distinguished career as a mediator, 2011.
  • American Sociological Association Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology, 08/15/2010.
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Work from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, 2008.
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist (roster listing), 2002 to 2007.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 1993 to Present, Professor, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, School of Planning and affiliated with the Department of Sociology and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1993Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Health Planning and Administration , University of Cincinnati, School of Planning , Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 01-2014 to 12-2016, Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg, Department of Sociology, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1989 to 1993, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, California State University, Department of Sociology, San Bernardino, California.
  • 1986 to 1989, National Cancer Institute Science Associate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NCI Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Washington, D.C..
  • Academic Director, Assistant Professor, The American University, School of Justice.
  • 01-1980 to 01-1981, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
  • 1975 to 1985, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Georgetown University, Department of Sociology.
  • Lecturer , The American University.
  • 01-1971 to 05-1971, Instructor , Dunbarton College, Washington, D.C. .
  • 1970 Instructor for the Summer Conference in Sociology for Secondary School Social Science Teachers,.
  • 09-1968 to 06-1970, Teaching Assistant, The American University, Washington, D.C..
  • 2010 to 2013, Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, Centre for Sociological Research, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 06/17/2015, Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Views from Abroad, Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 05/26/2015 to 05/28/2015, Summer Online Writing Institute, Clermont College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 01/28/2015, Academy of Fellows of Teaching and Learning Teaching Showcase: Learning Beyond the Academy, University of Cincinnati.
  • 10/21/2014, Safe Zone 101 Training, University of Cincinnati.
  • 11/10/2015, Kaplan Sponsored Research Strategies: Increasing Research Funding Productivity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 11/04/2015, Inclusive Excellence Workshop, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 10/29/2015, Promotion and Recruiting Strategies for Faculty-Led Study-Abroad Programs, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 10/17/2015, Hamilton County Board of Elections Poll Worker Instruction Class true.
  • 10/08/2015, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training for Social Scientists true.
  • 02/02/2016, Pan African Social Entrepreneurship Summit true.

Events Organized

  • Other. Co-moderator of the International Sociological Association parallel event held in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (03/15/2016, New York City, New York.
  • Moderator of the session "Clinical Sociology and Epistemology" at the annual conference of the South African Sociological Association (06/30/2015, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Chair of two sessions at the meeting of the clinical sociology division as part of the International Sociological Association World Forum (07/10/2016 to 07/14/2016) , Vienna, Austria.
  • Organizer and Moderator of the parallel session "Institutional Mechanisms, Human Rights and Armed Conflict: Assessing the Situation for Women and Girls," held in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (03/12/2015, New York City, New York.
  • Lecture. Organizer and Moderator of "Liberating South Africa" featuring Nic Wolpe, CEO of Liliesleaf (national, historic liberation site in South Africa), 360 attended, (10/20/2014, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Organizer and Session Chair of "Moving Toward a Just Peace" at the annual conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution (10/08/2014, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Organizer of the International Sociological Association Special Integrative Session - "Addressing Inequality Before, During and After Difficult Times: Research, Intervention and Effective Outcomes at the ISA World Congress (07-2014, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Chair of the International Sociological Association World Congress session "Clinical Sociology and Inclusiveness" (07-2014, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Organizer and Chair of "UNSCR 1325, MDGs and SDGs" as a parallel event in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (03/11/2014, New York City, New York.

Service

  • Executive Committee Member, Research Committee 26 (Sociotechnics-Sociological Practice) of the International Sociological Association, 2006-2018
  • President, Clinical Sociology divisiion (RC46) of the International Sociological Association, 2010-2014
  • Executive Committee Member, International Sociological Association, 2010-2014
  • Vice President (Finance) of the International Sociological Association, 2006-2010
  • Secretary, Research Committee 46 (Clinical Sociology) of the International Sociological Association, 2006-2010
  • Commissioner, The Commision on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology, 2006-present
  • Interim Secretary-Treasurer, International Sociological Association RC46 Clinical Sociology, 2015-2016
  • Accreditation Committee member for the Ph.D. program in the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University, 2016
  • Certification Committee member, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, 2015-2016
  • Member, Cincinnati for CEDAW Community Coalition, 2016
  • Founder and Coordinator, Cincinnati for CEDAW Community Coalition, 2015-2016
  • Executive Board/Presidential Advisory Board member, RC46 Clinical Sociology of the International Sociological Association, 2014-2018
  • Representative to the United Nations for the International Sociological Association, 1999-2002, 2006-2018
  • Consultant for departments, colleges and universities,; American Sociological Association Department Resources Group (DRG), 1991-present
  • Mentor for an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut through the American Sociological Association Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict's Mentor Program, 2013-2014
  • Member, Scientific Committee for the international conference "Beyond the Crisis: Sociology Facing New Forms of Risk, Uncertainty and Precarity" at the University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2013-2014
  • Member, International Advisory Committee of the South African Review of Sociology, 2012-2016
  • Secretary, Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology, 2013
  • Editorial Board Member, Studies of Changing Societies, 2011-2014
  • Member, Scientific Committee for the International Sociological Association's 2012 Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011-2012
  • Editorial Board Member, International Sociological Association's Global Insight, 2010-2014
  • Editorial Board Member, current Sociology Monograph Series, 2010-2014
  • University of Cincinnati Mentor for a New Faculty Member, 2013-2015
  • Alternate, College Retention/Promotion/Tenure Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, University of Cincinnati College Retntion/Promotion/Tenure Committee , 2013-2015
  • Member, University of Cincinnati College Faculty Grievance Committee, 2013

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • International Sociological Association; Research Committee 08/ History of Sociology, Research Committee 26/ Sociotechnics and Sociological Practice, Research Committee 32/ Women in Society, Research Committee 46/ Clinical Sociology
  • International Sociological Association Thematic Group3/Human Rights and Global Justice,
  • Association for Conflict Resolution; Sections:Education, Environment and Public Policy, International, Workplace, Ombuds/Ombudsman
  • American Sociological Association; Sections: Sociological Practice and Public Sociology, History of Sociology, Peace/War/Social Conflict, Human Rights, Disabilities; Sex and Gender
  • Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
  • The Ohio Mediation Association
  • The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati
  • American Planning Association
  • International Institute of Sociology
  • South African Sociological Association
  • Charity and Security Network

Additional Information

Languages:
Polish -  studied 1972-73, 1974-76
Swedish - studied 1971-72
French -  studied 1956-59, 1969 (graduate examination in French as a tool of research)
Spanish - studied 1962-64
Italian - studied 1995-96