Headshot of Dr. Elaina Johns-Wolfe

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: 574C Clark Hall
Phone: 314-516-5497
Email: ejohns-wolfe@umsl.edu


Dr. Johns-Wolfe (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of sociology. Primarily trained as a social demographer, she studies the ways in which racial stratification shapes housing and health in urban environments. Her current projects analyze patterns of gentrification, housing discrimination, eviction, and residential tax abatements. 


BS, Sociology, Ball State University (2011)

MA, Sociology, Ball State University (2014)

PhD, Sociology, University of Cincinnati (2020) 

Research Interests:

Community and urban sociology, sociology of race and ethnicity, sociology of health, quantitative methods, geographic information science, and community-engaged research 

Courses regularly taught:


SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 

SOC 3220 Quantitative Data Analysis for the Social Sciences (Statistics)

SOC 4040 Survey Research Methods


SOC 2338 Health and Society

SOC 2701 Race and Society

SOC 3344 Problems of Urban Communities

SOC 3501 Social Mapping (GIS for the Social Sciences)