Shelley Koch

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology Sociology

Dr. Koch has been teaching Sociology at Emory & Henry since 2010. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she received her degrees from The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Her areas of specialization include gender, food studies, the environment, and consumer society. She also teaches in courses in the Women and Gender Studies and Food Studies minors. 

She has published two books, A Theory of Grocery Shopping: Food, Choice, and Conflict and Food, Masculinity, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited with Michelle Szabo. Her next book, Food and Gender: A Critical Look at the Food System, will be published in March 2019. She has also published articles in disciplinary journals such as Social Currents and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 


She received the HOPE Award in 2018 for her work in sustainable local food systems.


M.A. and Ph,D.,

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.


B.A. summa cum laude, Sociology and Philosophy

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Honors in Sociology 

Contact Info

McGlothin-Street Hall, Room 335
Emory, VA 24327



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