Graduate Students

A

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Mental Health, Educational Policy, Student Success, Social Justice, Equity

Education/Career Goals

Research metrics related to mental health treatment and care; especially in assessing alternative methods of treatment and care outside the traditional (and often inaccessible) models. Serving as an educator and educational leader at an institution of higher learning.

C

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Gender/Sexuality studies, intersectional feminism, globalization, environmental racism, and environmental justice

Education/Career Goals

To work and research as an activist educator at the college/university level.

D

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Criminal Justice system, prison reform, restorative justice practices, victimization, social justice, community-police relations

Education/Career Goals

I would like to find a career in the Criminal Justice system working with victims and offenders.

E

Emphasis

Teaching & Practicing

Research Interests

Social inequalities, environmental justice, and government policy

Education/Career Goals

Teach at the college level, advocate for social justice and possibly pursue a PhD

I

Emphasis

Teaching and Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Mental Health and Wellness, Altruism, Drug Addiction and Family Dynamics, Gender/Sexuality, Media and Popular Culture, Resilience, Social Justice, Identity

Education/Career Goals

I am drawn to the way that the program incorporates both theory and practice. The location is stunning and I love the culture at HSU and surrounding areas. To me this is the perfect location to focus on what matters most to me: Learning about myself via learning about society.

J

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Social Inequality, Race, Class, and Gender Studies, Sociology of Family/Marriage

Education/Career Goals

To teach at the Community College level and eventually pursue a PhD

K

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Sociology of Family, Life Course, Social Gerontology/Aging, Foster Care, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Deviance, Mental Health, Social Advocacy, and Gender and Sexuality.

Education/Career Goals

Possibly pursue my Ph.D, but until that is decided I would love to work in the non-profit sector either advocating for older adults or foster youth, or maybe even both.

L

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Digital Divide and access to technology as it relates to age/altered abilities/ruralism/socioeconomic status.

Education/Career Goals

Pursue and continue research into Digital Divide and aging in order to support future generational adaptations to technology.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Music and Environmental Sociology

Education/Career Goals

After finishing up the Public Sociology MA, I will pursue a PhD in a similar field.

S

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequality and Stratification

Education/Career Goals

To be a college professor and eventually get my PhD

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Labor/Work and education, the role they have in society, and their relationship with social justice.

Education/Career Goals

Complete the Master's of Sociology program at HSU and continue my public service with an increased capacity and education.

T

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

I have a multi interest in research options, however research in regards to local disparities such as addiction related or local healthcare issues/resources.

Education/Career Goals

First thing complete the program, then find a rewarding and meaningful career that is an asset to the local community.

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interest

Public Policy, Bureaucratic/Organizational Structures, Institutions, Globalization, Rural Development, Economic Development, Environmental Justice, Technology, Health Administration, Mental Health, Youth/Ageism.

Educational/Career Goals

After the program I hope to pursue a career in either policy analysis or research. I am also interested in attending law school or pursuing a PhD, we’ll see where the road takes me.

V

Emphasis

Practicing and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Life Course, Women and Gender Studies, Classical Theory, Feminist Theory, Women and Crime, Victimization, Domestic Violence, Sexuality, Capitalism, Patriarchy, Religion, and Environmental.

Education/Career Goals

MA is Sociology, to get an MA in Women and Gender Studies. Then from there possibly go to law school or pursue a PhD. The opportunities are endless.