Elizabeth (Betsy) Erbaugh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University, as well as the university’s Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame, the University of New Mexico, and the Anita L. Mishler Education Fund, she has taught Sociology and Gender/Women's Studies courses at Stockton, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Butler University, Grinnell College, and the University of New Mexico. Dr. Erbaugh has presented her work at meetings of the American Public Health Association, the American Sociological Association, the National Women's Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the Race, Gender and Class Conference at Southern University New Orleans, and the Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference, among other fora. Her work appears in interdisciplinary journals and edited volumes including Social Science Research; Race, Gender and Class; Practical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; and Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Scholar Profiles


Reproductive and Sexual Health; Public Health; Social Movements/Community Organizing; Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality; Violence (Personal, Cultural and Structural); Feminist and Queer Theories; Research Methods


Gender, Sexuality, Health and Well-Being

Reproductive Health

Networks of Risk and HIV

  • The Partner Study, Institute for Research on Social Issues, IUPUI
  • Bell, David C., Elizabeth B. Erbaugh et al, 2017. "Comparing Network Sampling Designs for a Hidden Population of Drug Users: Random Walk vs. Respondent-Driven Sampling," Social Science Research 62:350-361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.016
  • Bell, David C. and Elizabeth B. Erbaugh, "Interpreting Self-Reported Intimate Relationships: Do We Know What Respondents Mean?" Presented at IARR conference, July 2012. Manuscript under revision.
  • Bell, David C., Elizabeth M. Farrington and Elizabeth B. Erbaugh, "The Complexity of Condom Use and Nonuse Decisions within Relationships," for submission to AIDS and Behavior.


Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 2007 - Sociology
M.A. University of New Mexico, 2001 - Sociology
M.A. University of Notre Dame, 1998 - International Peace Studies
B.A. Tufts University, 1993 - Philosophy; Peace and Justice Studies

Teaching (see courses)

Stockton University, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2013-present
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Visiting/Associate Faculty, Sociology, 2011-2013
Butler University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology, 2009-2011
Grinnell College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2007-2009
University of New Mexico, Instructor & Advisor, Sociology, Women Studies, Peace Studies, 2001-2007

Interdisciplinary Program Building

Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

  • Stockton University, Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Butler University, Gender Studies Curriculum Committee (new undergraduate major)
  • Grinnell College, Gender & Women's Studies Committee (new undergraduate major)
  • University of New Mexico, Women Studies Executive Committee

Peace Studies

  • University of New Mexico, Program Committee & Advisor (new minor, internship component)
  • University of Notre Dame, Conference Organizer, Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace

Mentoring & Student Research

Kelly Van Busum, Master's Thesis Committee Member, IUPUI
Brian Collins, Advisor, IUPUI
Kelsey Truman, Presenter, Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University
Erin Duran, Mentored Advanced Project in Gender Variance, Burkle Award Winner, Grinnell College
Erin Duran & Steven Cross, Workshop Presenters, Midwest BLGTA Campus Conference 2009, Grinnell College
Evelyn Gandara, Burkle Award Winner, Posse Foundation Graduate, Grinnell College
Juan Garcia, Mellon-Mays Fellow, Grinnell College