Lammers, Matthew

Dr. Matthew Lammers

Assistant Professor of Sociology


P.O. Box 9293
Building/Office: Peace (PCE)
Slot Number: 51

Dr. Lammers joined the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and specializes in the areas of Culture and Identity as well as Social Control. Dr. Lammers is interested in the concept of authenticity and remembrance, more specifically, how individuals perceive and perform authenticity. His current project is concerned with how living history interpreters select, develop, and present a historically accurate identity. He is also interested in the processes that communities use to create and maintain an identity in light of economic and social change.

Dr. Lammers teaches courses on community and identity, research methods, social problems, sociological theory, and sociology of marriage and family.

Educational Background

  • B..A., Mt. Mercy College
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia