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Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson Receives 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities

Emily Anderson was awarded 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities for the state of Texas. The award was given by Humanities Texas and presented By Congressman Lloyd Doggett.


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Former Student Emily Anderson Receives Award

Emily Anderson was awarded 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities for the state of Texas. The award was given by Humanities Texas and presented By Congressman Lloyd Doggett. 

"The Center for Social Inquiry, the Department of Sociology and the School of Criminal Justice welcome Dr. John M. Johnson to campus to discuss his book "Top 10 Myths About the Death Penalty" and Qualitative Methods.

"The Center for Social Inquiry, the Department of Sociology and the School of Criminal Justice are pleased to welcome Dr. John M. Johnson to our campus on November 18th, 2012.

He will be presenting two lectures:  

At 12:30 in the afternoon, Dr. Johnson will speak on the subject of Capital Punishment, in LBJSC Room 3.5-1. Refreshments will be served.

At 6:30 in the evening, he will be in UAC Room 209, speaking on Qualitative Methods:  Tales from the Field.

Dr. John M. Johnson is Professor Emeritus at the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University.  He is an internationally-renowned expert on the death penalty, family violence, symbolic interaction and qualitative research methods. He is co-author, with Judge Rudolph Gerber, of the book:  "The Top Ten Death Penalty Myths."

These events will be open to all, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Sally Caldwell Scholarship Award Recipients - Summer 2012

The Department of Sociology wanted to offer congratulations to the recipients of the Dr. Sally Caldwell book scholarship:

From Left to Right:

April Hudson
Kathleen Richter
Jonathan Stach
Marquita Orta

The recipients of this scholarship all receive $50 gift cards to the university bookstore. This scholarship is rewarded each semester and is guided by faculty nominations.

Dr. Sally Caldwell Scholarship Award Receipients - Spring 2012

We wanted to officially congratulate our first recipients of the Dr. Sally Caldwell Book Scholarship. The recipients of this scholarship all received $50 gift cards to the bookstore.

Congratulations! to:

Amber Brietzke
Jonafa Banbury
Brittany Lawhon
Justin Sigman
Carol Smith

Sociology Ranks High Among Best Jobs List for 2011 According to Wall Street Journal

According to a recently published list from Wall Street Journal, Sociology (and Statistician) rank among the top 25 jobs for 2011 according to: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress. This data was gathered by CareerCast.com. Read about the methodology.

You can read about the criteria for this study on CareerCast.com and the Wall Street Journal.

Sociology Faculty Awarded Research Grants

Three Department of Sociology Faculty were awarded research grants in the past semester to help them pursue their works. 

Dr. Kyong Hee Chee recently obtained a Library Research Grant of $1,321.32. The grant will fund the acquisition of 19 library books. Dr. Chee will use these books for her research project on aging in Asia.

Dr. David Dietrich recieved a research grant from Texas State to continue his project titled: "Rebellious Conservatives: Understanding the Tea Party."

Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos recieved an Alkek Library Grant for her project titled.“From Selena Quintanilla-Perez to Selena Gomez: The Evolution and Celebration of Latino/a Popular Music." The results of her project are ongoing but pictures of the event are further down on this p

Congratulations to Dr. Kyong Hee Chee, Dr. David Dietrich, and Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos!