Sociology in the Spotlight

Upcoming Conferences

American Sociological Association (ASA)
August 16-19, 2014
Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
March 26-29, 2015
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City KS

Recent Faculty Presentations

Aurea K. Osgood and Charissa Eaton. (2013). "Reinventing the Wheel: Redesigning an Interdisciplinary Gerontology Program." Presented at AGHE's 2013 Annual Meetings, St. Petersburg FL.

Aurea K. Osgood
 and Jennifer J.N. Chernega (2011). “The Challenges and Benefits of a Sociology Travel Study Course.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Jennifer J.N. Chernega, Anne Figert, Christine C. George, and Sarah Stawiski. (2011). “Social Identity, Anticipatory Socialization and Harm Reduction: Helping the Homeless Transition to Housing.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Nicole H.W. Civettini.(2011). “The Selective Doing of Gender: Differences in Housework Sharing between Gay and Lesbian Couples.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Recent Faculty Publications

Osgood, Aurea K. and Charissa Eaton (2014). "Reinventing the Wheel: Lessons Learned in Redesigning a Gerontology Program." In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.

Chernega, Jennifer J.N. & Aurea K. Osgood. (2012). "Bringing Students into a Discipline: Reflections on a Travel Study." College Teaching 60(3). (PDF)

Osgood, Aurea K. (2012). “Building an Eldertopia: An Activity and A Course Structure.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Osgood, Aurea K. and Jennifer J.N. Chernega. (2011). "Getting Students Excited About Social Research.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Chernega, Jennifer J.N. & Aurea K. Osgood. (2011). “Travel with Students: A Review of Existing Literature.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Schroeder, Ryan D., Aurea K. Osgood, and Michael J. Oghia. (2010). “Family Transitions and Juvenile Delinquency.” Sociological Inquiry 80(4): 579-604. (PDF)
 
Osgood, Aurea K. and Ryan D. Schroeder. (2009). “Public assistance receipt: A comparison of Black and White single-father families.” In R. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), The Myth of the Missing Black Father. Columbia University Press. (PDF)

Civettini, Nicole H.W. & Jennifer Glass. (2008). “The Impact of Religious Conservatism on Men’s -Work and Family Involvement.” Gender & Society 22(2): 172-193 (PDF)

Faculty News

Brian Aldrich is the faculty advisor for the new "WSU Global Zero" chapter.  The purpose of the organization is to provide educational and awareness programs "to strengthen the knowledge and to promote and create an environment in which the community can learn about eliminating and reduce the proliferation of nuclear weapons and create a peaceful better world for the future generation."