Dr. Jason Ulsperger, professor of sociology at Arkansas Tech University, was named the 2022 outstanding alumnus of Arkansas State University-Beebe by the Arkansas Community Colleges organization.
Ulsperger earned an Associate of Arts degree from ASU-Beebe. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master of Arts degree from Arkansas State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oklahoma State University.
A member of the ATU faculty since 2006, Ulsperger is a two-time ATU Faculty Award of Excellence winner. He captured that honor in the scholarship category in 2013 and in the teaching category in 2015.
He is past president of the Mid-South Sociological Association and a regional representative for Alpha Kappa Delta, an international honor society for sociology.
Ulsperger was the primary author of “Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes and What You Can Do About It,” which was published by Routledge in 2011. He also authored “The 53: Rituals, Grief and a Titan II Missile Disaster,” which was published by Lexington Books in January 2022.
In all, Ulsperger has written more than 60 journal articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries.
According to its website, Arkansas Community Colleges is a non-profit association representing all comprehensive public community and technical colleges in Arkansas. It was established in 1989.