Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, led a pair of workshop sessions, “Using Twitter to Increase Student Engagement,” and “Taking Inventory: Using Clifton StrengthsFinder and Rubin’s Four Tendencies in the Classroom,” at the Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia at the end of February. Prince, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, also participated in a panel, “Turning Scholarly Teaching into Professional Activity: Publishing in Teaching Sociology and TRAILS,” and co-facilitated a workshop, “Approaching the Academic and Non-Academic Job Markets.” Finally, she judged some of the undergraduate student poster competitions.
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Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, was recently elected president of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society (PSS). She will serve as president-elect in 2019–20 then president in 2020–21. PSS provides a forum for communication for sociologists working in diverse settings with a goal of increasing understanding of the interplay of sociological knowledge and social research.
Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology, wrote an article regarding her relationship with Marjorie Diehl Armstrong that was picked up by several international outlets, including ABC in Australia and MSN in New Zealand. Whiteley, who is a criminologist and Pennsylvania Prison Society Official Visitor, visits women serving long or life sentences, wrote about Armstrong, who “identified herself as the ‘Pizza Bomber’ who’d been wrongly accused over a botched robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003 that ended in the death of a pizza delivery man who was wearing a bomb around his neck.”
Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”
Dr. Julia Meszaros, assistant professor of sociology, co-presented with Dr. Monica Liu of the University of South Florida at the 51 st International iDAte Dating Industry Conference in Florida last month. Dr. Meszaros discussed her research, which examines women from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Philippians.