Welcome and Welcome Back!

Welcome to all our new students and welcome back to those returning!

We hope you had busy, fulfilling summers and are here refreshed and renewed, ready to enjoy a new year at NAU.  The Sociology & Social Work Department is welcoming several new faces to our faculty – Jamie Clem (Social Work), Katherine Everhart (Sociology), Mohamed Mohamed (Sociology), and Michelle Tellez (Sociology/Ethnic Studies).  We’re also happy to announce that the Child Welfare Project is now almost completely staffed, headed up by Julie Fritzler and Tiffany Ryan, both of whom will also be teaching for Social Work.  We also have two new students workers – Rebecca Goldader and Chitundu Simpanya – who are joining Lauren Valenzuela in helping to keep our department office running smoothly.  They’ll also be the faces you see in the department window, answering questions and helping students get to classes.

We’ll leave you with some food for thought – over the summer Lee & Low Books did a study of the 100 highest grossing Sci-Fi and Fantasy films and discovered that those films lack diversity.  Here is their blog post from this summer:

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood?

What do you think?


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