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

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1229 W1 SOC313 Sociology of Aging
1878 01 SOC320 Violence and Children
2989 W1 SOC320 Violence and Children
3427 S8 SWK856 Conducting Social Work Research
3706 02 SOC370 Seminar: Issues in the Sociology of Children
3775 03 SOC470 Capstone Seminar in Sociology
3798 02 SOC430 Directed Study in Sociology
3799 02 SOC420 Internship in Sociology
4019 D1 SOC715 Sociology of the American Family
4078 02 SOC403 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
4103 01 SOC343 Juvenile Delinquency

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