Eric R. Meyer, PhD, PhD
Eric R. Meyer, PhD, PhD

Eric R. Meyer, PhD, PhD

Resident Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Cultural and Social Studies


  • Resident Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Medical Humanities

Teaching Activity

  • Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society (SOC 101)
  • Law and Society (SOC 423)
  • Sociology of Deviant Behavior (SOC 320)


Eric Meyer researches community violence as a public health issue, sexual offending and victimization policies, and the use of art to affect social change. His dissertation is an ethnography within the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility where he is examining the therapeutic climate among and between staff members and inmates. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Social Behavioral Health. Eric is a former police officer with nearly 20 years of experience between two metropolitan law enforcement agencies. Eric earned his MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.

Publications and Presentations


  • Presntation titled "Listen to my Story: Journey to no more empty pots.This was a presentation of narratives that were collected from the community-based organization No More Empty Pots. It was given to an audience of academics and community members. The purpose of the presentation was to increase awareness and support of the mission and accomplishments of the community-based organization., 2018
  • Presentation to Dr. S. Danielsen's Gender Class on the topic of "field notes", 2018

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Community violence as a public health issue
    • The use of art to affect social change
    • Sexual offending and victimization policies

Current Research Projects

  • Prison ethnography at a youth correctional facility