Sociology/ Criminology Faculty
Lori Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, joined the Meredith College community in 1992. Brown was eager to participate in a program with a strong emphasis on teaching. Completing her degrees across the country (all in Sociology). Dr. Brown earned a B.S. at the University of Louisville, an M.A. at Temple University in Philadelphia, and her Ph.D. at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her interests in the field of Sociology are quite varied as reflected in the courses she teaches regularly:Population Dynamics, Human Sexuality, Race and Ethic Relations and now courses in Criminology like Corrections, The Color of Crime, Juvenile Delinquency and Criminology. Dr. Brown's dissertation was on the topic of infant mortality in the state of Indiana and she has done research in the areas of homeschooling and race relations.
B.S. in Sociology, University of Louisville
M.A. in Sociology, Temple University
Ph.D. in Sociology, Indiana University
Associate Professor of Sociology & Coordinator of Sociology and Criminology Programs
212 Joyner Hall
Amie Hess, Assistant Professor of Sociology, spent much of her adult life working with young women in a variety of capacitieswithin the field of teen pregnancy prevention. Her academic concentrations grow directly out of these experiences. Dr. Hess' teaching interests are in gender, theory, media, social problems, family and adolescence. Her dissertation examines the implementation of abstinence-only sex education. She spent two years working in abstinence programs in New York City tracing the explicit and implicit messages that these programs send to young people about gender and sexuality. Dr. Hess earned her Ph.D. at New York University. She is excited to be at Meredith College surrounded by dynamic young women.
B.A. in Sociology and Communication Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. in Sociology, New York University
Ph.D. in Sociology, New York University
Courses Taught: Gender and Society; Media, Self and Society; Social Theory, Social Interaction, Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Research Methods, Deviance and Society
Assistant Professor in Sociology
210 Joyner Hall
Robin Gary, Adjunct instructor is currently a graduate in Sociology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her disseration research is on the presentation of African American women in advertising. While an undergraduate student at Meredith College, Robin completed research on this topic for her senior thesis. She won the Zingraff Academic Excellence in Sociology award for the year she graduate in 2008.
B.A. in Sociology, Meredith College
M.A. in Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Courses taught: Principles of Sociology; at UNC-CH Gender and Society
201 B Joyner Hall
Michael Gaddis, adjunct instructor is currently a gradute student in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation looks at issues of education, race and inequality.
Courses taught:Principles of Sociology
201 B Joyner Hall