Kristen Witzel

Kristen Witzel

Kristen Witzel

Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Program Director, Sociology

Office Location: Buller Hall 217
Phone: (269) 471-3650


  • Ph.D. Sociology, Western Michigan University (in Progress)
  • M.A. Sustainable International Development (2008)
  • B.S. Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology, minor in Photography, Andrews University (2005)

Current Research or Professional Activities

Research Interests

Prof. Witzel’s current research focuses on visual sociology, and on ways social problems are constructed through media and non-profit advertising.

Master's Thesis

  • Witzel, K. (2008) Tourism and Agrarian Reform as Competing Strategies for Economic Growth in Nasugbu, Republic of the Philippines.