Looking Forward to Another Year of Working with Talented Students!

I am very excited to help welcome a new cohort of students to UD this fall semester, and to another year of working with talented sociology undergraduate students!  Both in the classroom and doing research in the field, our undergraduates are some of the brightest and most dedicated, showing their commitment to the power of sociology and to matters of social justice.  Here’s the 2016 McLuckie Award winner Melisa Soysal!  Melisa’s hard work in the classroom and her dedication to the residents of Southbridge really show what our students are capable of!

AKD Honors Banquet-United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta-International Sociology Honor Society. Induction of new members and presentation of individual awards

AKD Honors Banquet-United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta-International Sociology Honor Society. Induction of new members and presentation of individual awards

The Importance of Data

As someone who teaches research methods and statistics in a department of sociology and criminal justice, I can’t overstate the value of good quantitative data in shedding light on some of our most pressing social issues.  Here’s a great visual display of data from a recent DOJ report on policing in Baltimore.

Recording for Online Courses at UD Faculty Commons

I have the distinct pleasure of teaching Introduction to Sociological Research for the first time online this Summer 2016.  A big shout out to the very helpful team at UD’s Faculty Commons (UD Faculty Commons) for the inspiration and technical expertise to make a multi-media online class a reality!  From hand-written statistics to the use of a computer statistics program, to using lecture slides, visuals, websites, and much, much more, the folks at UD’s Faculty Commons can help you create an amazing online course!  Here’s a sample!

For the Record

My new publication in Sociological Forum, “Knowledge and Concern for Sea-Level Rise in an Urban Environmental Justice Community” (co-authored with Jennifer Egan), was noted in UDaily’s ‘For the Record’ this month:

For the Record

Southbridge Weekend and Free Breakfast

Come join other Southbridge and local Wilmington residents at this year’s Southbridge Weekend!  A totally free festival, the Southbridge Weekend has food, games, entertainment, and lots of useful information for the community.  See the fliers here and come out to help promote ‘unity in the community!’

Free breakfast: July 9th, 8-10 AM, free breakfast at the Neighborhood House:

Southbridge Free Breakfast

Southbridge Weekend: July 15th (senior night dance), 16th (festival), and 17th (gospel service).  Each of these events happens in different places, so be sure to check out the flier:

Southbridge Weekend