Faculty & Staff

Crystal V. Lupo, PhD

Crystal V. Lupo, PhD

Adjunct Professor- Troy Online



PhD Auburn University

MS Auburn University

MBA Walden University

BA Binghamton University

Areas of Expertise:

Sociology of Work and Labor Markets, Popular Culture and Social Media, Social Stratification, Sociology of Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of the Family, Social Research Methods, Statistics, Sociology of Natural Resources, Rural Sociology, and Community Development.


Dr. Lupo holds a PhD in Forestry (with an emphasis on Social Forestry and Sociology of Natural Resources), MS degree in Sociology from Auburn University, MBA from Walden University, and BA in Sociology from Binghamton University.

Some of Dr. Lupo's current research focuses on social media marketing and its contribution to community development. Previous research included microenterprise adoption contributing to rural community development. Other research focused on factors affecting occupational community in rural factories in the paper industry.

Courses Taught at TROY:

SOC 4408- Rural Sociology
SOC 4434- Sociology of Gender
SOC 3316- Pop Culture, Mass Media, and Society