Karen Cushing

Important Update

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned.

As of 3/18/20, The Sociology Department office is closed. All staff and faculty are teleworking.


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Education: M.A. in Sociology, UNC Charlotte
Specialty: Death, Dying and Bereavement, Sociology in Gender

Current Position:

I have been a lecturer for the Sociology, Gerontology, & Women’s and Gender Studies departments at UNCC since 2008.


My teaching focuses on society, social interactions and social issues. I currently teach two sections of LBST Critical Thinking & Communication, with varied content based in social issues, as general education courses, Death, Dying & Bereavement as a cross-listed course for Sociology/Gerontology, and I alternate teaching the Masculinity & Manhood and Gender & Communication courses for Women’s and Gender Studies every other semester.