Dr. Jared Fitzgerald

Contact Information

454 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2020 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Fall 2020 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Fitzgerald through email.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

SOC 1113 - Introductory Sociology: TR 9:00am - 10:15am CRCA 101
SOC 4433 - Environmental Sociology: TR 3:00pm - 4:15pm LSE 113


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Boston College, 2020
  • M.S. in Sociology, University of Utah, 2014
  • B.A. in History with Sociology minor, Boise State university (Magna Cum Laude), 2012

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Economy
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Global inequality
  • Sustainability Science


Jared Fitzgerald joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University in Fall 2020. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College in May 2020. His research focuses on the political economy of environmental change and sustainability across multiple scales of analysis. He is interested in understanding pathways to sustainability that improve both human and ecological wellbeing. Using advanced quantitative methods, his current research projects investigate the relationships between working time, inequality and sustainability broadly defined. His research has been published in journals such as Social Forces, Socius, Sustainability and Environmental Sociology.
In addition to his research interests, Dr. Fitzgerald is also committed to teaching high quality and engaging courses. Depending on the course, his primary goals as an educator are to introduce students to the value of sociological inquiry and to encourage students to engage critically with the world around them to better understand the causes and consequences of environmental degradation.