Dr. Jan Marie Marie Fritz

Professor, School of Planning/DAAP
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community Based Participatory Research
Higher Education
Conflict Resolution
Racial Equity & Healing
Racial Equity & Healing
Environment & Sustainable Development


Dr. Jan Marie Fritz, a Certified Clinical Sociologist (C.C.S.), is a Professor at the University of Cincinnati (US), a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (SA) and a Mediator for the Kentucky Department of Education. She was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark; a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a Fulbright Senior Researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She received the DAAP College Award (University of Cincinnati) for Outstanding Research and Creative Work in 2008, the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology in 2010 and the Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award in 2011. In 2016, she received the Lester F. Ward for Distinguished Contributions to Applied and Clinical Sociology and the William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award. She is a past Vice-President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and represents the ISA to the United Nations. She was the president of ISA’s RC46 Clinical Sociology and a past vice president of RC26 Sociotechnics-Sociological Practice. She now is a board member of both ISA groups. She is the author or editor of more than 125 publications including two books that have won international awards - International Clinical Sociology and, with Jacques Rheaume, Community Intervention. She established a community coalition in support of her Cities for CEDAW effort in Cincinnati, Ohio. That initiative resulted in a City Council resolution, two ordinances, the establishment of a Gender Equality Task Force and support for a Gender Analysis. She has been appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati to the city's new Gender Equality Task Force.