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Jeanne A Holcomb


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Email: Jeanne A Holcomb
Phone: 937-229-2138


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Florida


Jeanne is a Professor of Sociology. Her research interests include family experiences; health, aging and the lifecourse; child well-being; and social stratification.

Selected publications

Journal Articles

Cuy Castellanos, D., Schneider, K., Fernando, F. and Holcomb, J.  (Forthcoming). Exploring dietary behavior in at risk youth participating in an after-school agricultural program.  Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 

Cuy Castellanos, D., and J. Holcomb.  (2018). Food insecurity, financial prioritization and nutrition literacy of university students at a mid-size private university.  Journal of American College Health.

Holcomb, J.  (2017). Resisting Guilt: Mothers’ Breastfeeding Intentions and Formula Use.  Sociological Focus, 50(4), 361-374.

Holcomb, J. (2016). Using the Game of Life as an End-of-Semester Assessment.  Trails.

Latham, K., Fernandez-Baca, D., and Holcomb, J.  (2015). "Who Cares for the Kids? Social Parenting in Disney Films". Journal of Family Issues, 36(14), 1957-1981

Latham, K. and Holcomb, J.  (2014). "Racial Variations of Parity Status as a Predictor of Disability Onset Among Old-Old Women". Journal of Family Issues, 35(3), 291-311. 

Perdue, R., Sbicca, J., and Holcomb, J.  (2012). "A Life Cycle Approach to Food Justice: The Case of Breastfeeding". Environmental Justice, 5(3), 168-172.

Book Chapter

Holcomb, J.  (2012). "First comes the Baby Carriage?: Non-Normative Transitions to Parenthood in Film".  In Sutherland and Feltey (Eds.) Cinematic Sociology (pp. 272-285). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.