Lynne Cossman

Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, WVU
Faculty Research Associate, Regional Research Institute


Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, The Florida State University, 1996
M.S., Sociology, The Florida State University, 1992
B.S., Sociology and Women’s Studies, The Florida State University, 1990
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

spatial concentrations of mortality and morbidity
the physician workforce
fear of crime for vulnerable (e.g., sick, elderly) populations

Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Instructor for the Honors College, West Virginia University, 2016-2017
Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) 2013-2014
College of Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Year 2011
Mississippi State University State of Pride Award 2010
Clinton Wallace Dean’s Eminent Scholar  2008-2010
Academic and Research Leadership Program, Mississippi State University 2007-2008
Health Disparities Scholar, National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities 2005-2007
Mississippi State University Outstanding Faculty Woman Award 2004
Frances Allen Fellowship, Outstanding Student Paper, Florida State University 1991
ICPSR Program Scholarship from Florida State University 1991