Crystal V. Lupo

PROFILE
Part-Time Lecturer
Unit(s): 
Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
CONTACT INFO
 334-663-4880

Crystal V. Lupo teaches undergraduate online courses in the Department Labor Studies and Employment Relations, in the School of Management and Labor Relations. Her courses explore specific subsets of the US labor force including, Latino Workers in the U.S., Youth & Work, and Working Women in American Society. Dr. Lupo joined the LSER faculty as a part-time lecturer in September 2013.

Dr. Lupo’s current research includes an exploration of social media marketing strategies in small businesses and its impact on sustainability. Previous research endeavors include an investigation of U.S. microenterprise adoption in the forest industry and its influence on rural community development; as well as U.S. labor market change and its relationship to blue collar workers’ sense of occupational community.

Previously, Dr. Lupo worked as a Sociology Instructor at Auburn University; a Purchasing Agent for Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, in Ft. Drum, NY; and operated a consulting firm with projects ranging from small business and natural resource consulting, textbook review, new web-based classroom technology testing, and collegiate academic content product development.

Dr. Lupo’s current research includes an exploration of social media marketing strategies in small businesses and its impact on sustainability. Previous research endeavors include an investigation of U.S. microenterprise adoption in the forest industry and its influence on rural community development; as well as U.S. labor market change and its relationship to blue collar workers’ sense of occupational community.

Lupo, C. (2017). Social Change through Entrepreneurship: Utilizing Portable Sawmill Based Small Businesses to Promote Community Development. Journal of Social Change. Vol. 9 (1), 77-86.

Lupo, C. (2015). Adoption of Innovation in Small-Scale Forestry: The Case of

Portable Sawmill Based Microenterprises. Journal of Social Change. Vol. 7 (1), 28-38.

Lupo, C., Randle, A., & Barlow, B. (2014). Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators. March 2014. FOR-2008. Auburn, AL: Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Kush, J., Gilbert J., Lupo, C. , Zhou, N., Barlow, B. (2013). Impact of Fire in Two Old-Growth Montane Longleaf Pine Stands. In: Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 111-114.

Lupo, C. & Bailey, C. (2011). Corporate Structure and Community Size: Factors Affecting Occupational Community within the Pulp and Paper Industry. Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal. Vol 24 (5), 425-437.

Latino Workers in the U.S.
Youth & Work
Working Women in American Society