Yvonne M Vissing

Yvonne M Vissing

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: ENT-240
Phone: 978-542-6144
Email: yvonne.vissing@salemstate.edu
Resume: Yvonne M Vissing [DOC 145KB]
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~yvissing

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1274 01 SOC360 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
1280 21 SOC320 Violence and Children
1282 21 SOC351 Sociological Theory II
1286 91 SOC206 Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis in Sociology
1908 D1 SOC530 Directed Study in Sociology
1974 D22 SOC320 Violence and Children

Professional Biography

Dr. Vissing received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Indiana University at Bloomington.  She received her graduate degrees from Western Michigan University, and she was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.  She is the author of four books with more forthcoming.  Dr. Vissing is an expert in the area of homeless children and youth and works closely with the National Coalition for the Homeless.  Founder of SSC's Center for Child Studies, she is active on the international level working for children's well-being.

Professional Interests

Social Stratification, particularly poverty and homelessness

Medical Sociology

Lifespan Issues, Sociology of Children, Family Sociology

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

 Sociology of Law

Sociology of Peace and Justice


Director SSU Center for Childhood and Youth Studies and Professor of Sociology

Selected Publications

See attached CV for detailed list of 6 books, chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals

Selected Presentations

See attached CV for detailed list of professional presentations

Personal Interests

Equestrian Activities, Dancing, Hiking, and Outdoor Activities