Professor Jerrald D. Krause

Anthony Vigorito
  • Lecturer, Departments of Sociology and Psychology, Sonoma State University
  • Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology, Humboldt State University
  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Contact Information

Voicemail: TBA
Fax: 707.664.3398
Office: Stevenson Hall 2084

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology, Sociology of the Community, Sociological Practice, Program Evaluation, Corrections—Community Relations

Academic Interests

Dr. Krause fell in love with sociology as an undergraduate sociology major at UC Berkeley, where he was influenced by Herbert Blumer, the framer of symbolic interactionism. After five years of teaching and studying in south Louisiana, Dr. Krause returned to his native California to join the faculty of Humboldt State University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students and conducted research, often with teams of students, for 34 years until his retirement. He co-founded the Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education (CASAE) at HSU and served as its Director from 1991 until 2005. He was instrumental in developing the Sociological Practice M.A. program at HSU, the first master’s level program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS), a body created by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). Currently, Dr. Krause is working with AACS colleagues and others to develop a symbolic interactionist framework for linking sociological theory and research to sociological practice that he calls translational sociology. He received the Alex Boros award for contributions to AACS in 2011. He is currently (2011-2013) CAPACS Nominations Chair.

Courses Offered

  • Sociology 319: Aging and Society

Selected Publications

Krause, J.D. 2009. “Taking it into the Interactional Field: Toward Translational Applied Sociology.” Humboldt Journal of Sociology 32(1):35-85

Krause, J.D. 2007. “Sociological Practice” in Bryant, Clifton D. and Peck, Dennis L. Handbook of 21st Century Sociology. Vol. 2, chapter 42. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Krause, J.D. 2002. “Notes on Theory” in Robert A. Dentler, Practicing Sociology. Chapter 2. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers

Krause, J.D. 1992. “The Effects of Prison Siting Practices on Community Status Arrangements: a Framework Applied to the Siting of California State Prisons.” Crime and Delinquency 38(1): 27-55

Krause, J.D. 1991. “Community Opposition to Correctional Facility Siting: Beyond the NIMBY Explanation.” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 17: 239-262

Krause, J.D. 1985. “Symbolic Interactionism and Interactional Family Therapy.” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 12(2): 48-72