Pamela Neumann M.Sc.


Humanities & Social Sciences
Science & Engineering
Red Hot Science Workshop Facilitator

Office:    1620
Phone:   403.357.3650
Email:    pamela [dot] neumann [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Passionate about both the social science and natural science world, Pamela brings a unique perspective to the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. With her background in environmental science and rural sociology, Pamela’s academic focus includes knowledge translation, natural resource sociology and sense of place. Her work on traditional family farming values and wildlife harvesting practices in Nunavut speak to the diversity of her interests.

Pamela will also be the Red Hot Science Workshop Faciltator for the Science & Engineering Department (commencing October 2018) inconjunction with her instructor role for the Sociology program.


M.Sc. Rural Sociology, University of Alberta
B.Sc. Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Alberta

Main Areas of Teaching: 

Social Statistics
Introductory Sociology, Social Concepts & Perspectives

Scholarly Activity: 

Selected Publications:
Neumann, P.D., Krogman, N.T., and Thomas, B.R. (2007). Public perceptions of hybrid poplar plantations: Trees as an alternative crop. International Journal of Biotechnology, 9(5):468-483.
Neumann, P.D., Krahn, H.J., Krogman, N.T., and Thomas, B.R. (2007). ‘My grandfather would roll over in his grave’: Family farming and tree plantations on farmland. Rural Sociology, 72(1):111-135.

Conference Presentations:
Neumann, P.D., Krogman, N.T., and Thomas, B.R. (2006 February). Public perceptions of tree plantations. Presentation at the annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Neumann, P.D., Krogman, N.T., and Thomas, B.R. (2005 August). A snapshot of hybrid poplar in Alberta: Public perceptions of tree plantations. Poster presented at the annual meeting if the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) and the Poplar Council of Canada (PCC), Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Community Involvement:
Lacombe & District Garden Club – executive member
Lacombe Heritage Resources Committee – volunteer, landscape design