Introducing: Katherine Everhart

Katherine Everhart is a new Sociology Instructor.  Keep reading to learn more about her!

Katherine Everhart

Q: Where did you study?
A: I earned my B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 1999, my M.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006, my M.A. in Sociology  from Vanderbilt University in 2011 and my Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University expected in 2015.

Q: Why did you choose Sociology?
A: As an undergraduate, I began as a Social Work major. I was interested in working hands-on with individuals in our society who need the most assistance. In particularly, I was interested in potentially working with survivors of childhood abuse. After a year of taking classes in Social Work, I realized I wanted to explore the roots of social issues and problems. For instance, I wanted to understand more about the structures, such as race, class, and gender, that may or may not affect childhood abuse and the experiences of these individuals. Sociology offered me the opportunity to view social issues more broadly in terms of what causes the likelihood of social problems rather than providing assistance and support to individuals.

Q: What are your main areas of research/interest?
A: My main areas of interest include: sociology of culture, art/music, social movements, political sociology, and new media. My master’s thesis explained the ways in which gender is socially constructed within a skateboarding community within a southeastern city in the United States. My doctoral dissertation explains how art and cultural expressions were utilized within the University of Puerto Rico Student Occupation that took place in 2010.

Q: What classes are you teaching?  What would you like to teach in the future?
A: Generally, I teach SOC 204, Sociology of Gender, and SOC 215, Race and Ethnic Relations. In addition to these two courses, this spring, I will also be teaching an independent study with an advanced undergraduate student tentatively entitled, Flawless Feminisms: Race and Feminism of Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. In the future, I would be interested in teaching a course on Art and Protest, Youth and Political Engagement, and Media and Social Movements.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Flagstaff and/or NAU so far?
A: My favorite thing about Flagstaff and NAU, so far, is being surrounded by so much natural beauty. Although I stay busy teaching my courses and finishing my dissertation, I am still amazed at all the beauty the city has to offer each time I walk to campus or look out my apartment window. When I do get a chance to visit downtown, I’m a fan of Firecreek Coffee Company, The McMillan, Criollo, and Pizzicleta.

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Introducing: Dr. Michelle Tellez!

We have four new full-time faculty members this fall, and thought you might like to find out more about them!  We did a short email interview with each of them.  Today, we’re introducing you to Dr. Michelle Tellez, who we are sharing with Ethnic Studies.

MichelleTellez

Q: Where did you study?
A: I received my B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA, my M.A. in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and my Ph.D. in Educational Studies with an emphasis on Community Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

Q: Why did you choose Sociology?
A: Interestingly when I started my schooling I was a psychology major, after working hard to actually get into the major at UCLA I realized that I was more interested in the study of society rather than in the study of the individual.  There are so many opportunities in this field to explore the structures of our society but, more importantly, it allows us to reimagine new social formations.

Q: What are your main areas of research/interest?
A: I examine the ways in which gender intersects with social movements, migration, and the U.S./Mexico Border; my work also contributes to the field of Chicana Studies in the study of identity, intersectionality and motherhood.

Q: What classes are you teaching?  What classes would you like to teach in the future?
A: For Sociology I teach Soc 215: Race and Ethnic Relations, I also teach for the Ethnic Studies program and there I teach Chican@/Latin@ film and Gender and the Borderlands. 

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Flagstaff and/or NAU so far?
A: I have spent much of my academic career both as a student and faculty member at large universities; while NAU is certainly large, there is still a feeling of community here that I deeply appreciate.  Walking around campus and looking up to see the beautiful San Francisco peaks, mountains that are sacred to so many native people in our area, brings me much joy.

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Spring Schedule 2015

Early Enrollment started today.  For anyone looking for a Sociology or Social Work class to take, here is our schedule in its entirety.  Happy hunting/enrolling!

Class Sec Class Description Class Time Days Instructor
SOC 101 001 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 002 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 003 Introduction To Sociology 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 004 Introduction To Sociology 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 005 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 101 006 Introduction To Sociology Online Butcher,R
SOC 201 001 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Degher,D
SOC 201 002 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Reed,J
SOC 204/H 001 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 002 Sociology Of Gender 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 204 003 Sociology Of Gender 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 004 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 204 005 Sociology Of Gender Online Seward,S
SOC 210 001 Social Problems 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Eyraud,T
SOC 210 002 Social Problems 11:10AM-12:25PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 210 003 Social Problems Online Garelick,R
SOC 215 001 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:30AM-12:20PM MWF Eyraud,T
SOC 215 002 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 215 003 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:10AM-12:25PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 004 Race And Ethnic Relations 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 005 Race And Ethnic Relations 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Eyraud,T
SOC 215 006 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 215 007 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 6:30PM W Beeman,M
SOC 215 008 Race And Ethnic Relations Online Desmond,D
SOC 216 001 Family Issues & Soc Change 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Mahmoudi,K
SOC 216 002 Family Issues & Soc Change 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Eyraud,T
SOC 217 001 The Family 11:10AM-12:25PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 301 001 Topics: Sociology Of Organizations 4:30 – 7:00PM T Bowie,J
SOC 301 002 Topic: Religion And Politics 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Mohamed,M
SOC 301 003 Topic: Faith Based Violence 4:30 – 7:00PM T McKell,D
SOC 301 004 Topic: Sociology Of Food Online Garelick,R
SOC 301 005 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 006 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society – Current cap zero 10/16/14 Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 007 Topic: Global Enviro Sustainability – DD2 – 4/3 to 5/8/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 315 001 Amer Society & The Amer Indian 11:10AM-12:25PM TTh Willeto,A
SOC 315 002 Amer Society & The Amer Indian Online Willeto,A
SOC 316 001 Sociology Of Sexuality 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 002 Sociology Of Sexuality 11:10AM-12:25PM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 003 Sociology Of Sexuality Online Van Ness,M
SOC 320 001 Social Psychology 4:00 – 6:30PM M Skeen,R
SOC 333 001 Environment And Society – DD1 – 1/12 to 3/1/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 353 001 Social Stratification 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Willeto,A
SOC 353 002 Social Stratification Online Lemons,G
SOC 355W 001 Research Methods 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Bowie,J
SOC 355W 002 Research Methods 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Bowie,J
SOC 360 001 Sociocultural Aging 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Mandino,C
SOC 360 002 Sociocultural Aging Online Staskey,D
SOC 365 001 Social Statistics 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Fernandez,R
SOC 365 002 Social Statistics 5:30 – 6:45PM MW Winters,S
SOC 365 003 Social Statistics Online Winters,S
SOC 408 001 Internship Online Ferraro,K
SOC 415 001 Sociology Of Globalization 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Mohamed,M
SOC 441 001 Deviance 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 465 001 Sociology Of Religion 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Mohamed,M
SOC 498C 001 Senior Seminar 4:00 – 6:30PM W Fernandez,R
SOC 498C 002 Senior Seminar 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Reed,J
SOC 610 001 Seminar In Sociology: Consciousness & Social Change 9:10 – 11:40AM M Schipper,J
SOC 619 001 Sociological Traditions 4:00 – 6:30PM M Reed,J
SOC 654 001 Qualitative Methods & Analysis 4:30 – 7:00PM W Hackstaff,K
SOC 655 001 Quantitative Analysis 4:30 – 7:00PM T Fernandez,R
SOC 661 001 Demography 4:00 – 6:30PM Th Mahmoudi,K
SOC 696 001 Internship Online Ferraro,K
SOC 698 001 Graduate Seminar: Write A Thesis/internshp Paper 9:10 – 11:10AM F Mahmoudi,K
SW 220 001 People To People 2:20 – 4:50PM M Fritzler,J
SW 220 002 People To People 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 220 003 People To People 5:30 – 8:00PM W Randolph,N
SW 320W 001 Social Policy And Legislation 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Aleman,S
SW 320W 002 Social Policy And Legislation 2:20 – 4:50PM T Aleman,S
SW 321 001 Generalist Practice I 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 321 002 Generalist Practice I 2:20 – 4:50PM T Medill,A
SW 321 003 Generalist Practice I 2:20 – 4:50PM M Clem,J
SW 355 001 Social Work Research 2:20 – 4:50PM W Clem,J
SW 370 001 Information Technology In Sw Online Rhodes,M
SW 399 001 Special Topics: Human Biology For Social Work Online Cawood,N
SW 401 001 Crisis Intervention Methods 4:00 – 6:30PM T Clem,J
SW 401 002 Crisis Intervention Methods 4:00 – 6:30PM Th Clem,J
SW 408 001 Field Placement TBD Damskey,M
SW 408 002 Field Placement TBD Damskey,M
SW 420 001 Social Welfare Policy Practice 4:00 – 6:30PM M Rhodes,M
SW 450 001 Topic: Exploring Tribal Social Srvcs – DD2 – 3/9 to 5/8/15 2:20 – 4:50PM W Medill,A
SW 450 002 Topic: Child Welfare 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Ryan,T
SW 498C 001 Senior Seminar 2:20 – 4:50PM Th Medill,A
SW 498C 002 Senior Seminar 2:20 – 4:50PM Th Aleman,S
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Liberal Studies!

For the 2nd in this series to let you know about Spring 2015 classes, we’re going to do a brief overview of classes that meet Liberal Studies requirements.

Cultural Understanding

We are offering 1 in person and 1 online section of SOC 315: American Society and the American Indian and 1 in person and 1 online section of SOC 360: Sociocultural Aging.  SOC 315 also fulfills the Cultural Understanding and Ethnic classification.

Social & Political Worlds

We are offering several sections of SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology; several sections of SOC 204: Sociology of Gender; 3 sections of SOC 210: Social Problems; several sections of SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations; 1 section of SOC 217: The Family; both in person and online sections of our topics classes SOC 301; 3 sections of SOC 316: Sociology of Sexuality; and 1 online section of SOC 333: Environment and Society. On the Social Work side of things, we are offering 3 sections of SW 220: People to People.

SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations also fulfills Social & Political Worlds & Ethnic Diversity.

US Ethnic Diversity

SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations and SOC 315: American Society & The American Indian both fulfill this requirement.

As you can see, we have many courses that would fulfill your Liberal Studies Requirements and help you graduate on time (or even early)!

Class Section Class Description Start Time Days Instructor
SOC 101 001 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 002 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 003 Introduction To Sociology 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 004 Introduction To Sociology 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 005 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 101 006 Introduction To Sociology Online Butcher,R
SOC 204/H 001 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 002 Sociology Of Gender 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 204 003 Sociology Of Gender 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 004 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 204 005 Sociology Of Gender Online Seward,S
SOC 210 001 Social Problems 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Eyraud,T
SOC 210 002 Social Problems 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 210 003 Social Problems Online Garelick,R
SOC 215 001 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:30AM – 12:20PM MWF Eyraud,T
SOC 215 002 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 215 003 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 004 Race And Ethnic Relations 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 005 Race And Ethnic Relations 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Eyraud,T
SOC 215 006 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 215 007 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 6:30PM W Beeman,M
SOC 215 008 Race And Ethnic Relations Online Desmond,D
SOC 217 001 The Family 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 301 002 Topic: Religion And Politics 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Mohamed,M
SOC 301 003 Topic: Faith Based Violence 4:30 – 7:00PM T McKell,D
SOC 301 004 Topic: Sociology Of Food Online Garelick,R
SOC 301 005 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 006 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 007 Topic: Global Enviro Sustainability – DD2 – 4/3 to 5/8/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 315 001 Amer Society & The Amer Indian 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Willeto,A
SOC 315 002 Amer Society & The Amer Indian Online Willeto,A
SOC 316 001 Sociology Of Sexuality 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 002 Sociology Of Sexuality 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 003 Sociology Of Sexuality Online Van Ness,M
SOC 333 001 Environment And Society – DD1 – 1/12 to 3/1/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 360 001 Sociocultural Aging 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Mandino,C
SOC 360 002 Sociocultural Aging Online Staskey,D
SW 220 001 People To People 2:20 – 4:50PM M Fritzler,J
SW 220 002 People To People 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 220 003 People To People 5:30 – 8:00PM W Randolph,N
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Spring Plans!

We’re barely into fall, but we’re already making plans for spring!  The class schedule for Spring 2015 went live a few weeks ago – have you had a chance to look through it to see what classes we’re offering?

If you’d like a little more information on the schedule, we’re going to do a deep dive over the next few days.

First up – Getting To Know Sociology & Social Work.

Have you taken any Sociology or Social Work classes?  Are you interested in either subject, but not absolutely certain where to start?  Well, we offer introductory classes for both subjects:

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology is a great place to start.  Our 101 classes have recently been certified as FYLI courses.  For the spring, we’re offering 2 sections of the class in traditional format (in person only), 3 blended sections (M/W in person + Online), and 1 online section.  Hopefully, between all of the sections, you’ll be able to find something that fits in your schedule!

If you’ve already taken SOC 101 and want to delve a little deeper, we’re offering two sections of SOC 201: Development of Sociological Thought.  This is a great class to take if you want to become more familiar with some of the best known theorists in Sociology.

SOC 210: Social Problems is one of our most popular classes – we’re offering 2 in person and 1 online sections of this class.

For Social Work, SW 220, People to People, is a great place to start.  It’s also a requirement if you want to apply to the BSW program.  We’re offering 3 sections of it in the spring.

Class Section Class Description Start Time Days Instructor
SOC 101 001 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 002 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 003 Introduction To Sociology 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 004 Introduction To Sociology 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 005 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 101 006 Introduction To Sociology Online Butcher,R
SOC 201 001 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Degher,D
SOC 201 002 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Reed,J
SOC 210 001 Social Problems 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Eyraud,T
SOC 210 002 Social Problems 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 210 003 Social Problems Online Garelick,R
SW 220 001 People To People 2:20 – 4:50PM M Fritzler,J
SW 220 002 People To People 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 220 003 People To People 5:30 – 8:00PM W Randolph,N
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Coming Attractions!

Are you a student of the social sciences?  Do you like getting together with people and talking about how to change the world?

We may have the perfect thing for you!

The Sociology Program is sponsoring a conference in the spring to be held at the DuBois Center on Friday, March 6, 2015.

We’re calling it the Social Science and Social Change Conference, and all SBS students and faculty are invited to attend and participate.

We really excited to announce that Javier Trevino, the Jane Oxford Keiter Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College AND an alumnus of NAU, will be our keynote speaker on Public Sociology.

If you would like to present at this conference, the deadline to submit a proposal for a presentation is coming right up – November 15th.  Please send your one-page proposal (name, contact info, department affiliation and abstract) to us at sssc.conference@gmail.com.

For more information, you can go to our Conference Page.  Any questions, feel free to stop by the department office or contact us at the above email!

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New Family Values?

For many people throughout the world, religion plays an important part in their lives.  For millions of them, the Roman Catholic church sets the standards by which they live their lives.  What happens if the Church’s teachings change?

Pope Francis has convened an Extraordinary Synod – a two-week meeting of 191 Roman Catholic Bishops, Cardinals and other officials from around the world – to discuss church doctrine on divorce, remarriage, pre-marital sex, contraception, same-sex marriage and other social issues.

What do you think about this meeting?  Will it affect you or your family’s lives?  Is it important for the Roman Catholic Church to examine and even question its own teachings?  Will you be following this story?  What do you think the RC Church should do?

For more information, checkout the NY Times’ articles here and here.

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