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Emrys Williams wins Employee of the Month

Emrys has won the Texas State University Employee of the Month Award. She will be in the running for employee of the year.

Faculty Service Awards

Many of our faculty are celebrating milestone years of service!

2021 Department of Sociology Awards & Alpha Kappa Delta Virtual Banquet

2021 Department of Sociology Awards & Alpha Kappa Delta Virtual Banquet

Human Ecology Review

Former graduate student Maggie Leon-Corwin (with Matthew Thomas Clement and Chad L. Smith) published an article that explores the connection between racial diversity and pollution levels in Houston are

Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson has been nominated as one of the Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2020

Kotarba and Couve GSA flyer

Amanda Couve (MSDA ’18) and Dr. Joseph Kotarba presented their PowerPoint on Ethnographic Methods, Music & Aging at a symposium at the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting in November.

Dr. Johnson & Dietrich

Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. David Dietrich published a chapter in a forthcoming book edited by a Sociology Professor from University of New Delhi, Dr. Mala Shankardass.

2020 Years of Service

Drs. Martinez, Price, and Kotarba celebrate milestone years of service

Dr. Smith

Dr. Chad L. Smith, Dr. Gregory Hooks and Dr. Michael Lengefeld (BS '08, MA '11), recently published "Treadmills of Production and Destruction in the Anthropocene" in the Journal of World-Systems Research

Kim Mather Institute

Assistant Professor, Dr. Seoyoun Kim, won an Innovative aging research award from national non-profit organization, Mather Institute.

Dr. Gloria P. Martinez

Congratulations to Dr. Gloria P. Martinez for her appointment as the Director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Dr. Smith article

Drs. Michael Lengefeld (BS 2008, MA 2011) & Chad Smith recently published a timely commentary linking zoonotic spillover & sociology by exploring the role that normal accidents & treadmill theory play in un

Dr. Kyong Hee Chee

Congratulations to Dr. Kyong Hee Chee on her promotion from Associate Professor to Professor

Dr. Anderson

Dr. Anderson will receive his award at JV Educational’s 18th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference later this year

Maria Tahir Ted Talk

Sociology graduate student, Maria Tahir, spoke at the 2020 TEDxTexasStateUniversity

The conference explored the idea of truth from a meaningful, critical, and curiosity-inducing perspective, noting that truthfulness comes from a variety of sources.


The Alliance The Alliance of Researchers in Aging (ARIA)

Dr. Gloria Martinez
Texas State listed among top institutions in humanities research

Texas State listed among top institutions in humanities research

"The depth and breadth of research in the humanities at Texas State is impressive," said Gene Bourgeois, provost and vice president for academic affairs.