Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Carrie Coward Bucher, PhD

Title/s:  Lecturer

Specialty Area: Runaway and Homeless Youth, Juvenile Justice Systems, Effective Public Policy, Foster Care

Office #:  Coffey 418

Phone: 773.508.3599


CV Link: CV_Coward Bucher_Carrie


PhD, Sociology
Emory University, 2008

MA, Sociology
Emory University, 2005

BA, Sociology
Furman University, 2000

Professional & Community Affiliations

Midwest Sociological Association 2008- present
National Association of Developmental Education 2010-2015
American Sociological Association 2006-2009
Southern Sociological Society

Selected Publications

Coward Bucher, C (forthcoming). The Basics of Social Science Inquiry: Homelessness. In R. McNamara (Ed.), Sociology as Everyday Life.

Coward Bucher, C., & Hummel, P.G. (2017). Predictors of Running-Away. In Roger J.R.Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer Smrha, Judith & Carrie Coward Bucher. (2016 & 2015). Baker Salon Text. Southlake TX: Fountainhead Press.

Coward Bucher, C.E. & McNamara, R.H. (2012). Juvenile Fire Starters. In R.H.McNamara & K.J. Bell (eds.), Dimensions of Crime as a Social Problem (27-42). Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

McNamara, R.H, & Coward Bucher, C. (2012). Problem Children: Special populationsin delinquency. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

Coward Bucher, C., & Hummel, P.G. (2012). Predictors of Running-Away. In Roger J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2438-2442). New York: Springer

Coward Bucher, C. (2008) Towards a Needs Based Typology of Homeless Youth.Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(6), 549-554.

Coward, C. E. & Keyes, C.L.M. (2004). Foster Care. In Celia B. Fisher & Richard M.Lerner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (479-482). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Works in Progress:
Coward Bucher, C. “General Strain Theory as a Predictor for Running Away from Home”

Coward Bucher, C. & M. Manasse. “Negative Emotionality in Adolescent RunningBehavior”