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About Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

Dr. Wiedenhoft joined the department in fall 2003 after completing her doctorate at the University of Maryland. Her specialty areas are sociological theory, environmental sociology, and the sociology of consumption. She is currently the coordinator of the Environmental Studies Concentration and faculty advisor of the student environmental group, Generation Green. She is also involved in a summer program on peace building and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. - See more at:


Present Faculty Member, John Carroll University

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Honors and Awards

  • Grauel Faculty Fellowship, John Carroll University, Fall 2007 & Fall 2012
  • British AMerican Chamber of Commerce Bilateral Cooperation Award for the Belfast Summer Institute, December 2006
  • Summer Research Fellowship, John Carroll University, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Maryland, 2001
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, 1989-1999.


  • Consumer Politics and Consumption (Honors Program)
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Consumer Culture and Politics
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Justice Movements
  • Community and Culture in Northern Ireland
  • Sociological Theory

Articles (3)

Contributions to Books (4)

Presentations (1)