Lori Garkovich, Ph.D
Emeritus Professor

Professional Profile

Academic Positions

1990, Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky.

1982, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky.

1976, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky.

Awards and Recognitions

Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor, 2009-2012

UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award, 2009

Bonnie Teater Community Development Educator Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008 (Sponsored by the Southern Rural DevelopmentCenter)

Agricultural Student Council, University of Kentucky, Outstanding Advisor Award, 2005

Excellence in Extension and Outreach Award, Southern Rural Sociological Association, 2004

Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Tenured Faculty, 1997.

Gamma Sigma Delta, Master Teacher Award, University of Kentucky Chapter, 1995.

Noel P. Gist Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Missouri, Department of Rural Sociology, 1993.

Editor's Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, American Society of Agronomy, 1991.

Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture, inducted 1991.

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary Society, inducted, 1991.

Governor's Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research and Contributions in the Area of Rural Women, August, 1987.

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rural Sociological Society, 1987.


Book Chapters

Garkovich, L.  2012. Building solidarity and agency through a participatory visioning process. Chapter 7, pp. 113-134. IN: N. Walzer and G. Hamm, eds. Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes. Routledge, NY.

Garkovich, L. 2011. A historical view of community development. Chapter 2, pp. 11-34. In J. D. Robinson and G.P. Green, Eds. Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA

Garkovich, L. and J. N. Zimmerman. 1999. “Welfare Reform and Kentucky Women.” Ch 5. The Future Well-Being of Women in Kentucky. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Long-Term PolicyResearchCenter .

Garkovich, L. E. 1993. "Comments on Calvin Beale's Salient Features of the Demography of American Agriculture," in D. L. Brown, D. Field, and J. Zuiches (editors), The Demography of Rural Life.  NorthEastRegionalCenter for Rural Development (NERCRD 64), pp­132‑136.

Bokemeier, J. and L. E. Garkovich. 1991. "Family Financial Instability" in Rural Policies for the 1990s, J. A. Christenson and C. Flora, editors. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp. 114‑127.

Garkovich, L. E.. 1991.  "Individual and Social Problems in Community Life" in The Future of Rural America: Precursors to Policy.  Kenneth E. Pigg, editor. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp­. 173‑193.

Garkovich, L.E. 1989. "Local Organization and Leadership in Community Development." Community

Development in Perspective. J. A. Christenson and J. W. Robinson, Jr., editors. Ames, IA: The Iowa State University Press, pp. 196‑218.

Garkovich, L. and M. J. Greene. 1989. "Action Oriented Experimental Education: The Case of Land Use Plans," in Experiential Education for Community Development. Paul S. Denise and lan Harris, editors. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 259‑267.

Garkovich, L. E. and J. Bokemeier. 1988a. "Agricultural Mechanization and American Farm Women's Economic Roles" in Women in Fanning: Changing Roles, Changing Structure. Wava Haney and Jane Knowles, editors. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp. 211‑229.

Garkovich, L. E. and J. Bokemeier. 1988b. "Factor Associated with Women's Attitudes Toward Farming" in The Rural South in Crisis: Challenges for the Future. Lionel J. Beaulieu, editor. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp. 120‑140.


1976     Ph.D., University of Missouri (Sociology, Social History)

1973     M. A., University of Missouri (Sociology)

1971     B. A., University of Missouri (Sociology)

Areas of Interest

Development, Sociology, undergraduate education