Beck works in the area of community economic development, local policy, and persistent poverty. He is currently researching the relationship between geography, spatial inequality, place labeling, and the historical consequences of negative labels for community well-being.
477.001Community Project Design And Management
300.002Senior Experience In Sociology
Community and Urban Sociology; Community Development; Demography; Sociology of Education; Social Statistics (undergraduate and graduate); Urban Soc.; Community; Intro. Soc.; Senior Experience; Foundations of Inquiry.
Community and economic development practice, rural community well-being, spatial inequality, persistently poor communities