Dr. Beth Rubin has been appointed as the Sociology Program Officer at the National Science Foundation for 2015-2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Rosemary Hopcroft who is the new editor for the Switzerland-based journal Frontiers in Evolutionary Sociology and Biosociology.
The Department of Sociology welcomes Dr. Kendra Jason to the tenure-track faculty at UNC Charlotte!
Led by Dr. Scott Fitzgerald and Sean Langley, members of the UNC Charlotte Chapter of Habitat for Humanity traveled to El Salvador. Over the course of 10 days, students with pick axes and shovels worked side by side with local masons to build the foundation for a new home in Ahuachapán, El Salvador. It was incredibly difficult work in extremely hot weather, but our students prevailed and made UNC Charlotte proud.
During their stay in El Salvador, students were also able to: visit museums and sites dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose tireless work with the poor of El Salvador and commitment to speaking truth to power led to his assassination in 1980; a market expedition and cooking class with local women in the village that they worked; a tour of a coffee production facility; a visit to Mayan ruins; a hike to the top of a dormant volcano; and a community soccer game with local children.
This trip was an enriching experience for students and we hope to establish a re-occurring program soon!
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Walker. Her manuscript, “Gender and Perceptions of Leadership Effectiveness: A Meta-Analysis of Contextual Moderators” (Journal of Applied Psychology, 2014), has won the 2015 Saroj Parasuraman Award for Outstanding Publication on Gender and Diversity. This award is presented by the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of the Academy of Management.
Dr. Lisa Walker was also elected to serve as the UNC Charlotte Faculty President in 2016-2017.
Dr. Lisa Walker’s research on beauty is cited in a BBC news article. Click here for the full story.
Congratulations to Dr. Murray Webster who is now Chair-Elect of the ASA Mathematical Sociology Section.
Dr. Murray Webster is also the 2015 winner of the Cooley-Mead Award from the American Sociological Association’s Social Psychology Section.
To read the entire feature on Dr. Webster & the Cooley-Mead Award, please click here.
Dr. Roslyn Mickelson, Professor of Sociology, is honored with the Elizabeth G. Cohen Distinguished Career in Applied Sociology of Education Award, awarded by the Sociology of Education section of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Mickelson was also named the 2014 Chancellor's Professor. This title recognizes her outstanding scholarly achievements.
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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.