Ph.D., American and Women’s History, Michigan State University
Professor Stein-Roggenbuck’s research focuses on the history of welfare policy. Her book, Negotiating Relief: The Development of Social Welfare Programs in Depression-Era Michigan, 1930-1940, was published in 2008 (Ohio State University Press). She has published articles in Michigan Historical Review and Social Service Review. Her current research projects focus on medical care for the poor before Medicaid, and the role of family responsibility and parent dependency in American welfare policy. She was a fellow in the Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation in 2008-2009. She also was a recipient of the American Association for University Women Dissertation Fellowship.
Fall 2013, she will be teaching MC 201 and a senior seminar (“Negotiating Welfare: Recipients, Social Workers and Policy Makers in Twentieth Century America”); in the spring 2014, she teaches MC 281 (Immigrants, Minorities and American Pluralism) and MC 380 (Social Policy).
Susan Stein-Roggenbuck's book "Negotiating Relief: The Development of Social Welfare Programs in Depression-Era Michigan, 1930-1940" was published in August 2008 by The Ohio State University Press.
Susan Stein-Roggenbuck is among the first group of fifteen fellows in a new MSU initiative, the Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation. The initiative provides a cross-disciplinary cohort of instructors with opportunities to further their development as excellent teachers whose instructional decisions are rooted in the robust research literature on effective teaching and learning.