Rudolph Alexander Bielitz, MA 2016

MA Alumni 2016

Current Career

I am currently attending the University of California Riverside, where I am pursuing my PhD in Sociology.


The thesis that I wrote at HSU, investigated the bullying and delinquent experiences of 11 undergraduate students whom at the time were attending HSU. My study provided an insight to each of my participants’ personal experiences with bullying and delinquency, and how their experiences impacted their current self-concept of belongingness and social support.

Before the Program

Before I attended HSU I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine. I received two bachelor degrees, one in Psychology and Social Behavior, and one in Criminology in Law and Society. I was employed as a Behavioral Interventionist for an agency located in Orange County California. As a Behavioral Interventionist I specialized in working with autistic children between the ages of 3 to 12 while using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy. Through using ABA therapy, I was able to monitor, analyze, and modify my clients’ behaviors, so that they could become individuals who are confident and self-reliant.

Why I Chose HSU Public Sociology

I decided to attend HSU after I had learned that HSU’s department of Public Sociology offers an emphasis in “Teaching Sociology,” and I felt that the emphasis in teaching suited my personal aspirations in wanting to teach higher education, and pursue research.

About HSU Public Sociology

Take advantage of the opportunities that the Sociology department has to offer, such as attending academic conferences, participating in academic clubs, working as an editor for the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, or serving as a graduate student representative for your fellow cohort.

Additional information


Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Crime, Law, and Deviance; Racial Inequality, Social Inequality, and Social Justice

Final Product

Life's Footprints: Undergraduate Students Reflecting on their Bullying Experiences