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Faculty in the Division of Social Sciences study a variety of topics. You can access more information about faculty in each area below.

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Geography

Ashley M. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Geography; Director of Sustainability Program

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7216
  • Email address  ajohnso40@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 216

Education

  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology (GIS concentration), University of Florida
  • M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
  • B.S., Natural Resource Conservation, University of Florida

Fields of Study

  • Coastal and marine geospatial planning
  • Management and modeling
  • Geospatial analysis of marine uses and conflict
  • Coastal policy and ocean governance
  • GIS education/instruction K-12 and higher education

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to GIS (GEO 450)
  • Advanced GIS (GEO 455)
  • Introduction to Geography (GEO 200)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (GEO 400)
  • Environmental Policy and Planning (GEO 400)
  • Introduction to Sustainability (SUST 335)
  • Sustainability Seminars 1 and 2 (SUST 100 and 200)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Interdisciplinary Geographic and Information Systems Certificate: Gainesville, FL
  • NOAA Graduate Research Fellowship: Washington, D.C.
  • Florida Marine Research Institute Research Grant: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Margaret E. Raynal Award for Outstanding Environmental Planning: Gainesville, FL

Jeff Martin

Associate Professor of Geography

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7225
  • Email address  jmartin6@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 226

​Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Geography, Appalachian State University
  • M.S., International Studies, Troy University
  • B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point

Fields of study

  • Tropical climatology
  • Tropical storm path in the Atlantic basin
  • Wind damage in tropical storms
  • Landscape analysis
  • Geopiety and landscapes

Courses taught

  • World Geography (GEOG 200)
  • Topics in Regional Geography (GEOG 300)
  • Earth Science (GEOG 230)
  • Conservation of Natural Resources (GEOG 331)
  • Natural Disasters
  • Climate Change (GEOG 460)
  • Dynamic Meteorology (GEOG 411)
  • Environmental Issues of Florida (GEOG 431)
  • The Middle East

Selected publications, awards, and service

  • "Directional Characteristics of Potentially Damaging Wind Gusts in the Southeast United States" Physical Geography.
  • "A Mesoscale Wind Climatology for the Southeast United States." Applied Climatology Conference of the American Meteorological Society in Reno, Nevada (October, 1997).
  • "Adjusting Wind Speed Data Considering Terrain Characteristics and Measurement Technique." Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers in Boston, Massachusetts (March 1998).
  • "A Technique for Determining Relationships in Radial Data." Annual Conference of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers in Tampa, Florida (November, 1999).
  • "An Analysis of Wind Gust Observations for Reporting Stations in the Southeast United States." Annual Conference of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers in Charlotte, North Carolina (November 2003).
  • "Wind Damage Potential as Analyzed by Speed and Direction." Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 2004).
  • "An Overview of Anthropogenic Global Warming and the Potential Impact on Jacksonville." Jacksonville Exchange Club in Jacksonville, Florida (September, 2004).
  • "Tropical Storm Processes and Patterns and the Impact of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in Jacksonville Florida as Analyzed by GIS." Guest speaker series by the Department of Math and Science at Jacksonville, University (October, 2004).
  • "Wind Damage and Tree Blowover Associated with Tropical Storms." Annual Conference of the Florida Society of Geographers in Orlando, Florida (February, 2005).
  • "Tropical Storm Damage in an Urban Area: A Case Study of Jacksonville University." Faculty Research Symposium at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida (April, 2005).
  • "Spatial Characteristics of Tropical Storm Induced Tree Damage in an Urban Landscape." Annual Conference of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers in West Palm Beach, Florida (November, 2005).
  • "Atlantic Tropical Storm Dynamics and the Current Tropical Conditions." Florida School of Law’s Environmental Summit at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida (November 2005).

Ray Oldakowski

Professor of Geography; Director, Social Science Research Laboratory

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7669
  • Email address  roldako@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 218

​Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois
  • M.A., Geography, University of Florida
  • B.A. Geography, Stetson University

Fields of study

  • Cultural geography
  • Human-environment interaction
  • Survey research and polling
  • Geographic education

Courses taught

  • World Geography (GEOG 200)
  • Cultural Geography (GEOG 311)
  • Population Geography (GEOG 314)
  • Regional Geography and International Studies: Middle East, Latin America
  • Research Methods (GEOG 420)
  • Public Opinion and Survey Research Methods (GEOG 425)
  • Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences (GEOG 211)

Selected publications, awards, and service

  • State Coordinator, National Geographic Society Florida Geography Bee
  • Publications in The Geographical Review, Material Culture, Journal of Geography, Urban Geography, Journal of Gerontology, Research in Geographic Education, Southeastern Geographer, and The Florida Geographer
  • National Geographic Society grant recipient
  • National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Jacksonville University Award for Institutional Excellence, Research and Scholarship, and Community Service

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History

Walker Blanton

Professor of History

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7214
  • Email address  sblanto@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 214

​Education

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fields of study

  • The South
  • Civil War
  • U.S. military history
  • Greco-Roman
  • U.S. Survey

Courses taught

  • The Modern World (HIST 150)
  • Western Civilizations to 18th Century (HIST 165)
  • U.S. History to 1865 (HIST 206)
  • U.S. History from 1865 (HIST 207)
  • Civil War Battles (HIST 310)
  • American Military History (HIST 311)
  • The Old South (HIST 401)
  • The New South (HIST 402)

Selected publications, awards, and service

  • Professor of the Year, 1988
  • Teacher of the Year (IFC), 1988
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • Sigma Chi Teacher of the Year, 2000
  • Tri Delt Favorite Teacher, 2004
  • Faculty Advisor, Baptist Campus Ministry
  • Faculty Advisor, College Republicans
  • Speaker at Civil War Roundtable
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars

Craig Buettinger

Professor of History

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7221
  • Email address  ​cbuetti@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 221

​Education

  • Ph.D., M.A., Northwestern University
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University

​Fields of Study

  • Slavery in America
  • General U.S. History
  • Social history

​Courses Taught

  • The Modern World (HIST 150)
  • Slavery in America (HIST 303)
  • U.S. in World War II (HIST 307)
  • U.S. in the 1960s (HIST 308)
  • Special Topics (HIST 350)

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Articles published in Chicago History, Civil War History, Florida Historical Quarterly, Historian, Journal of Social History, Vermont History

Jesse Hingson

Associate Professor of History

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7215
  • Email address  ​jhingso@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 215

​Education

  • Ph.D., Latin American History, Florida International University, 2003
  • M.A., United States History, Marshall University, 1996
  • B.A., History, Marshall University, 1993

​Fields of Study

  • Latin American history
  • Family history
  • United States-Latin American relations

​Courses Taught

  • The Modern World (HIST 150)
  • The Technique of History (HIST 300WI)
  • Colonial Latin American History
  • Modern Latin American History
  • United States-Latin American Relations
  • Argentina (HIST 355)
  • Brazil (HIST 356)
  • Cuba
  • Peru

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • "Childhood Memories and the Politics of Justice in Post-Rosas Argentina: The Restitution Suit of Olalla Alvarez," Girls in the World: A Global Anthology, edited by Jennifer Helgren and Colleen A. Vasconcellos (Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010), 105-123.
  • "Open Veins, Hidden Transcripts: The National Security Archive as a Tool for Critical Pedagogy in the College Classroom," Radical History Review, Issue 102 (Fall 2008), 90-98.
  • "Love and Authority in Argentina (Nineteenth Century)," in Children and Youth in World History, edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Kelly Schrum. Washington, DC: Center for History and New Media, 2008.
  • "Mexico," "Afro-Mexican Identity," "Industrialization," "Truth and Reconciliation Commissions," "Paraguay," and "Uruguay" in Africa and the Americas: History, Culture, and Politics (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2008).
  • "'Savages' Into Supplicants: Subversive Women and Restitution Petitions in Córdoba, Argentina during the Rosas Era," The Americas 64, no. 1 (July 2007), 59-85.
  • "Bibliographical Sources on Africans in Mexico and Argentina," with Roberto Pacheco. Papers of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (2005).
  • University of Florida, Latin American and Caribbean Center, 2011
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Global Advisory Board on the History of Childhood, 2007-2009
  • Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE) Grant, U.S. Department of Education, 2003-2004
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Institute of International Education, Argentina, 1999-2000
  • Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Title VI, U.S. Department of Education, 1997-1999
  • Treasurer, Florida Conference of Historians
  • Assessment Coordinator, History Department (JU)

Political Science

Steve MacIsaac

Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7217
  • Email address  ​smacisa@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 217

​Education

  • Ph.D., M.A., M.S., Utah State University

​Fields of Study

  • Comparative politics
  • Asian politics
  • International relations
  • International political economy

​Courses Taught

  • International Politics (POL 208)
  • International Organizations (POL 301)
  • International Political Economy
  • National Security Policy (POL 314)
  • East Asian Politics
  • Southeast Asia (POL 325)
  • Vietnam (POL 326)
  • The Philippines (POL 327)
  • American Foreign Policy (POL 403)
  • Politics in Film

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • "Maintaining the Colony: The Philippine Commonwealth and the Tydings-Kocialkowski Act of 1939," The Selected Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians (14) 2007. Winner of the Campbell Award for the best paper of 2006.
  • "Three Strikes You’re Out: American Imperialism, the Huk Rebellion and the Failed Amnesty of 1948." Pilipinas: A Journal of Philippine Studies (38) March 2002. (Appeared in 2004).
  • "The Struggle for Economic Development in the Philippine Commonwealth, 1935-1940." Philippine Studies (50:2) Spring 2002.
  • "Dependent States and Development Coalitions: The Politics of Import and Exchange Control in the Philippines, 1935-1950." Southeast Review of Asian Studies (18) 1996.
  • Review: The Transformation of Chinese Socialism, by Lin Chun. New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture (29:1) 2007.
  • Review: After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-United States Confrontations, E. San Juan Jr., Journal of Asian and African Studies (38:1) 2003.
  • Review: Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation, Peter Evans, Asian Thought and Society (61) 1996.
  • "Evaluation of PISA's Mid-Career Training Program at the Institute of International Relations in Hanoi." A Report to the Ford Foundation and the Program for International Studies in Asia, September 28, 1998.
  • "Report on the Program in International Political Economy in Southeast Asia," conducted for the Institute of International Relations, Hanoi. September 9 - October 18, 1996; and on the short course in International Political Economy, conducted for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ho Chi Minh City, November 4-November 8, 1996. A Report to the Ford Foundation and the Program for International Studies in Asia, December 31, 1996.
  • "Brave New World: Facing the Market in Vietnam." Report on the Program in International Political Economy at the Institute of International Relations, Hanoi, Vietnam. September 19-December 9, 1994. A Report to the Ford Foundation and the Program for International Studies in Asia, January 6, 1994.
  • Irvine Diversity Grant: 2000. Curriculum grant for a course in Philippine studies.
  • University of Michigan: 1997. Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies Research Grant
  • Editorial Board, NCUR, 2011
  • Debating Globalization: Youth Perspectives on the Global Economic and Social Order. (Global Youth Action Network: Paris, France) 2005.
  • Treasurer, Florida Conference of Historians, 2005-2009.

 

Austin TranthamAustin Trantham

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7219
  • Email address  ​atranth@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 219

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • M.A., American University
  • B.A., Austin College

Fields of Study

  • U.S. Presidency
  • State Politics
  • Political Rhetoric

Courses Taught

  • American National Government and Politics (POL 205)
  • Political Parties and Politics (POL 303)
  • The American Presidency (POL 375)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Olson, Jeremiah, Yu Ouyang, John Poe, Austin Trantham, and Richard W. Waterman. 2012. “The Teleprompter Presidency: Comparing Obama’s Campaign and Governing Rhetoric.” Social Science Quarterly 93(5): 1402-1423.
  • Research Assistant Summer Grant, University of Kentucky
  • Graduate Honor Award, American University
  • Co-Faculty Advisor, Pre-Law Association, Illinois College
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Public Purpose, American University
  • Reader, AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam

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Psychology

Christi Bamford

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7228
  • Email address  ​cbamfor@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 228

​Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Davis (2009)
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Davis (2005)
  • M.St., Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2002)
  • M.A., Religious Studies, University of Georgia (2001)
  • B.A., Psychology and Religion (double major), University of Georgia, summa cum laude (1998)
  • A.S., Psychology, Darton College, summa cum laude (1996)

​Fields of Study

  • Positive psychology and psychology of religion
  • Development of theory of mind and emotion understanding
  • Development in understanding imaginary concepts (e.g. fantasy-reality distinctions)
  • Development in understanding religious concepts (e.g. God, angels, prayer)
  • Development of optimism and pessimism

​Courses Taught

  • Research Methods and Statistics II (PSYC 411 WI)
  • Advanced Child Development (PSYC 417)
  • Psychology of Religion (PSYC 413)
  • Human Growth and Development (PSYC 210)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 201)

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Lagattuta, K., Sayfan, L., and Bamford, C. (2012). Do you know how I feel? Parents underestimate worry and overestimate optimism compared to child self-report. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology. 113(2), 211-232.
  • Bamford, C., and Lagattuta, K. (2012). Looking on the bright side: Children's knowledge about the benefits of positive versus negative thinking. Child Development, 83(2), 667-682.
  • Bamford, C. and Lagattuta, K. H. (2010). A new look at children's understanding of mind and emotion: The case of prayer. Developmental Psychology, 46(1), 78-92.

Sherri Jackson

Professor of Psychology; Chair, Division of Social Sciences

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7212
  • Email address  ​sjackso@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 107

​Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Florida (1988)
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Florida (1986)
  • B.A, Psychology (1984)

​Fields of Study

  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Teaching of psychology
  • Textbook research

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Quantitative Methods (Statistics) (PSYC 211)
  • Research Methods & Statistics I (PSYC 311)
  • Research Methods & Statistics II (PSYC 411WI)

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • EVE Award Finalist in Education Category, 2013
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • Jacksonville University Institutional Advancement Award, 2008
  • Jacksonville University Woman of the Year, 2005
  • Jacksonville University Professor of the Year, 2004
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in University Service, 2004
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Activity, 2003
  • Jackson, S. L. (2015—available in Fall 2013). Research Methods: A Modular Approach, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
  • Jackson, S. L. (2014—available in Fall 2012). Statistics Plain and Simple, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.
  • Jackson, S. L. (2012). A Concise Guide to Statistical Analyses Using Excel, SPSS, and the TI84 Calculator. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.
  • Jackson, S. L. (2012). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.
  • Jackson, S. L., & Griggs, R. A. (Eds.) (2012). Teaching statistics and research methods: Tips from ToP. E-book retrievable from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology website.
  • Griggs, R. A., & Jackson, S. L. (Eds.). (2011). Teaching introductory psychology: Tips from ToP. E-book retrievable from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website.
  • Jackson, S. L., & Griggs, R. A. (2012). Psych Lite: Great price, less filling. Under review by Teaching of Psychology.
  • Griggs, R. A., & Jackson, S. L. (2012). Introductory psychology textbooks: An objective analysis update. Under review by Teaching of Psychology.

Doug Lewis

Professor of Psychology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7227
  • Email address  ​dlewis1@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 227

​Education

  • Ph.D., M.A., Miami University
  • B.A., Augustana College

​Fields of Study

  • Social psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Psychophysiology

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 375)
  • Personality Theories (PSYC 380)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYC 377)
  • Medical Psychology (PSYC 420)
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 401)
  • Special Topics: Stress, Pain, and Happiness

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Chair, Academic Freedom and Grievance Committee

Jim November

Professor of Psychology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7231
  • Email address  ​jnovemb@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 231

​Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, Florida State University
  • B.S., Psychology, Cornell University

​Fields of Study

  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Psychopathology

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Human Growth & Development (PSYC 210)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 301)
  • History & Systems of Psychology (PSYC 309)
  • Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy (PSYC 310)
  • Substance Abuse & Behavior (PSYC 333)
  • Family Therapy & Family Systems (PSYC 336)
  • Physiological Psychology (PSYC 351)
  • Child Abnormal Psychology

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Sociology

Laura C. Atkins

Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7234
  • Email address  ​lchambe1@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 223

​Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

​Fields of Study

  • Community, Service & Civic Engagement
  • Education & Experiential Learning
  • Gender and Inequality
  • Sustainability

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Sociology (SOC 203)
  • Green Societies, service-learning course (SOC 410, SUST 410)
  • Human Sexuality (SOC 390/415)
  • Writing for Social Sciences (SOC 341)
  • Applied Sociology (SOC 400)
  • Community Sociology (SOC 400)

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Director of Experiential Learning (Quality Enhancement Plan), Jacksonville University (2013-Present)
  • Director of Service-Learning, Jacksonville University (2008 - Present)
  • Presentation, "The Impact of Project Based Service Learning on Students' Professional Identities and Career Readiness" with Huihui Wang, Emre Selvi and Steven Davis, American Society for Engineering Education, June 2017
  • Workshop, "Building Sustainable Community-University Partnerships for Social Justice" with Shelley Grant, 12th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences, University of Florida, April 2017
  • Presentation, "Using Experience to Solve Big Questions" with Nisse Goldberg, Diversity, Learning and Student Success, American Association of Colleges and Schools, March 2017
  • Moderator, "Issues Facing Women Today" Women's History Month, Cupcakes and Conversations Series, Jacksonville University, March 2017
  • Presentation, "Transitioning Identities: Shifting from Student to Professional Engineer" with Huihui Wang and Adele Hanlon, Southern Sociological Society Conference, March 2016
  • Presentation, "Student-Athletes and Experiential Learning" with Dr. Elizabeth Gregg, Southern Sociological Society Conference, March 2016
  • Publication, Elizabeth Gregg, Laura Chambers Atkins, and Jason Lee. "To Compete and Serve: The Student-Athlete Service Experience- A Pilot Study." FAHPERDS Journal (2014)
  • Engaged Scholarship Fellowship, Florida Campus Compact (2010)

Heather Downs

Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7141
  • Email address  ​hdowns@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 222

​Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Communication, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Communication, with a minor in Women's Studies, Loyola University-Chicago, magna cum laude
  • Language and culture study, Loyola University Rome Center, Rome, Italy

​Fields of Study

  • Gender, race/ethnicity
  • Family
  • Inequality and social class
  • Consumerism
  • Popular culture

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Sociology (SOC 203)
  • Social Problems (SOC 304)
  • Minority Relations (SOC 325)
  • Sociology of the Family (SOC 350)
  • Sociology of Men and Women (SOC 365)
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll (SOC 400)
  • Careers in Sociology (SOC 400)
  • Sociology of Disney (SOC 400)
  • Sociology of College (SOC 400)
  • Sociology of Latin America (Costa Rica) (SOC 400)
  • Sociological Theory (SOC 450)

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Excellence in Service to Students Award
  • Excellence Award in Teaching
  • Professor of the Month
  • Ally of the Year
  • Dissertation: "Crafting Culture: Scrapbooking and the Lives of Women"
  • Outstanding Club Advisor Award
  • Tim Shakespeare Staff Award
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society)
  • Served on the committee for the Jacksonville Community Council Incorporated's Race Relations Progress Report.
  • Downs, Heather. 2008. "Race-Blind Policies," Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Edited by V. Parrillo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Stevens, Gillian and Heather Downs. 2006. "Diversity," Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by G. Ritzer. Cambridge: Blackwell.

Shelley Grant

Instructor of Sociology

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7220
  • Email address  ​sgrant@ju.edu
  • Office location  Gooding 217

​Education

  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of North Florida
  • B.S., Sociology, Jacksonville University

​Fields of Study

  • Criminal Justice

​Courses Taught

  • Criminology (SOC )
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOC 380)
  • Organized Crime (SOC 435)
  • Media and Crime (SOC 332)
  • Women and Crime (SOC 331)
  • Social Deviance (SOC 430)
  • Special Topics in Criminal Justice

​Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • 1994-2009, Director of Youth Offender Programs, State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit
  • 2009-2012, Director of Full Service Schools, United Way of Northeast Florida

 

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