Dr. Christy Erving will join the faculty Fall 2016. Dr. Erving received her Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2014. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Erving specializes in medical sociology, mental health, race/ethnicity/immigration, and social psychology.
In April, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honors Society, inducted 19 new members. We would like to congratulate the following students on their induction: Patrice Bagby, Jessika S. Brown, Abreca S. Bryant, Gerald D. Covington, Taylor B. Cummins, Tessa L. Grogan, Elizabeth G. Holloway, Evonne L. Jenkins, Ashley L. Kennedy, Jordan Kitchens, Briana D. Lanier, Emory E. Moore, Katherine L. Nava, Sarah M.Salluom, Abigail L. Straubel, Michael A. Taylor, Melissa R. Weikel, Tia M. Wilder, Kerrick L. Williams.
There is a new leadership team in the Sociology Department. Beginning July 1, 2014, Dr. Stephanie Moller is the Chair. Dr. Elizabeth Stearns is the Undergraduate Coordinator. Dr. Scott Fitzgerald continues as the Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director. The department is eternally grateful to Lisa Walker (former chair) and Mary McKenzie (former Undergraduate Director) for their outstanding leadership in the department.
Joseph Smith, a current Masters student in Sociology, won the Graduate School’s 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations Joseph!
We are pleased to announce that graduates from our Sociology Masters Program found great opportunities around the country in 2014. Justin Lane is an evaluation specialist with McREL International. Savannah Larimore is entering the doctoral program at the University of Washington. Eve Bjerre is entering the doctoral program at Notre Dame. Daniel Davis is entering the Organizational Science Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. Congratulations! We are thrilled that you made UNC Charlotte a part of your educational portfolio, and we wish you endless success in your future endeavors.