Dr. Jolene McCall

Jolene McCall

Assistant Professor of International Studies

Internship Advisor

Office – FO2 – 206
Email – Jolene.McCall@csulb.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Jolene McCall

Dr. Jolene McCall is a sociologist who focuses on energy and the environment. As a Southern California native, she attended the California State University, Long Beach for a bachelor’s in Human Development, with a minor in Spanish, and a Master’s in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa as a municipal community development volunteer from 2007 through 2009. Later, she worked with an NGO in Kenya developing a literacy curriculum for early childhood education. In addition to her international experiences, she has spent many years working in the environmental field, including with the U.S. Forest Service and in the renewable energy sector, working under the California Solar Initiative. In 2013, she began her PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her primary area of research is the social dimensions of environmental change, with a particular emphasis on environmental remediation in the face of anthropogenic climate change. Her dissertation focuses on the global rise of renewable energy and various factors related to countries’ increases in different types of renewable energies, such as wind and solar. While her research is global, she has spent time interviewing environmental non-governmental organizations in South Korea, while also continuing her research focus on advancements and expansions of renewable energy generation and regulatory policies in West African nations. In her work, she aims to understand international action to address climate change and global responses that seek to remediate the crisis. 

Fall 2021 Office Hours:
Wednesdays 12 pm to 1 pm via Zoom https://csulb.zoom.us/j/83541259364, and by appointment.