Dr. Jodie Hertzog is an associate professor and chair of the Sociology Department at Wichita State University where she also served as undergraduate coordinator. She has a long history with the Liberal Arts & Sciences reaching back to her own undergraduate training and is an advocate for promoting interdisciplinary perspectives.

Dr. Hertzog received her doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University.  She was a nominee for both the LAS John R. Barrier Distinguished Teaching and the Academy of Effective Teaching Awards at WSU, is an alumni of WSU’s Leadership Academy, serves as co-founder and faculty co-advisor to two registered student organizations (FOCUS: Feminists on Campus and Shocker Sociology Club), and is co-founder and co-organizer of the Gender & Sexuality in Kansas annual state-wide conference.  She also serves as a member of WSU’s Prevention Advisory Board.


Academic Interests and Expertise

Dr. Hertzog’s teaching and research specialties revolve around the areas of intimate relationships and families across the life course, intimate violence prevention strategies, gender issues (such as women’s health and reproductive labor), and qualitative research methods.  Based on previous experiences in various student affairs roles, Dr. Hertzog is particularly interested in promoting student engagement by bridging course concepts with the world around us.


Select Research Publications & Presentations:

Intimate Violence Related:

Hertzog, J. (2020). Evidence-based Practice in Prevention: An intro to Social Norming & Bystander

     Engagement Strategies.  Zoom training for WSU student Prevention Ambassadors.

Hertzog, J. (2020). Institutionalizing prevention: A regional & national exploration of teen dating violence

     legislation. [Sabbatical research project.  Manuscript in progress.]

 Hertzog, J. (2018).  Exploring IPV within a Policy Context:  the Case of Kansas’ Domestic

     Violence Designation Tag.  Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society,   

     Minneapolis, MN. [Research funded through Summer ARC Grant].

 Quinn, K., & Hertzog, J. (2017).  Title IX Policy: A reflection on the framing of sexual

     misconduct on college campuses.  Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Midwest

     Sociological Society, Milwaukee, WI.

 Hertzog, J. (2017).  Using Social Norms in Prevention.  Webinar sponsored by WSU’s

     Community Empowerment Institute.  {Invited Speaker}

 Hertzog, J., Rowley, R., & Harpel, T.  (2016). Is it bullying, teen dating violence or both? 

     Student, school staff & parent perceptions.  Children & Schools, 38, 21-29.

 Rowley, R. L., & Hertzog, J. L. (2016). From holding hands to having a thing to hooking up:

     Framing heterosexual youth relationships. Marriage & Family Review, 52(6), 548-562.

 Simon, J., & Hertzog, J. (2016).  Not the handsome prince: Constructions of the Trafficker/Hero in

     the dark erotic romance.  Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological

     Society, Chicago, IL.

 Niblack, J. & Hertzog, J. (2015).  Factors that Influence Bystander Behavior in the Cyberbully Context,

     in S. Blair, P. Claster, & S. Claster (Eds.) Technology and Youth (Sociological Studies of Children and

     Youth, Volume 19). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 47-72.

 Hertzog, J., Simon, J., & Harpel, T.  (2015, November).  Blurred lines: The construction and

     romanticization of sex trafficking in popular dark erotic romance novels.  Paper presented at the 2015

     Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 Hertzog, J., & Rowley, R.  (2014). My Beliefs of My Peers Beliefs:  Exploring the Gendered Nature of

     Social Norms in Adolescent Romantic Relationships.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(2),         


Gendered Issues Related:

Pettis, P., & Hertzog, J. (2019). Strategies of Embodiment and Resistance: An Intersectional

     Approach to Gay Men’s Body Image Development. Paper presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the

     Midwest Society, Chicago, IL.  {Manuscript in progress}

Goen, C., & Hertzog, J. (2016).  That’s what she pinned: Gender stereotypes and Pinterest. 

     Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

 Hertzog, J., & Simon, J. (2015).  Battle of the book boyfriends: Constructions of masculinity in

     popular romance novels.  Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological

     Society, Kansas City, KS.

 Gallardo, R., & Hertzog, J.  (2015). Perceptions of the “cougar” constructed on public internet

     forums.  Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Kansas

     City, KS.