Announcements

Dr. Jessica L. Burke was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor effective August 2018. Congratulations Dr. Burke!

Dr. Rusty Ward was named the Joan and Garry Gladstone Professor of Sociology effective August 2018.  This is a three-year renewable award.  Congratulations Dr. Ward!

Student Accomplishments

Arismel Perez, a recent Sociology graduate, has submitted her honor’s thesis for publication in an edited book on human trafficking.  The book titled Old Problem, New Paradigms: The Tragedies of Human Trafficking and Exploitation is being edited by Ashraf Esmail, Lisa Eargle, and Perry Lyle and will be published by Green Legacy Publishing.  The Sociology Department wishes Arismel luck in her research endeavors!

Awards & Honors

  • In the Spring of 2019, Joya Felton and Anna Zydor were the recipients of the Sociology Award and Social Work Award, respectively. The Sociology Award is given to the graduating Sociology major with the highest GPA in Sociology and overall. The Social Work Award is given to the graduating Sociology major with the second highest GPA in Sociology and overall.
  • During the 2018-2019 academic year, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society, inducted two students for lifetime membership:
    • Rhyli Burke
    • Ellen Tedder