Graduate Students

A

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Educational Policy, Student Success, Retention & Graduation, Social Justice, Mental Health, Resilience

Education/Career Goals

Research metrics related to student success in higher education, and develop and enact policies and programs that support success across all metrics. Initiate educational policy at the institutional, state and/or federal level.

C

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Single Parent College Students, Poverty, University Structure/Institution, Food Production and Sourcing, Nutrition

Education/Career Goals

To complete the Master's Program in Sociology here at HSU. I hope to work in a student services position at HSU, working to support college students through their university experience.

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.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Deviance and Drugs, Drug Policy, Social Inequality, Institutional Research

Education/Career Goals

Aspires to be a (tenured) Professor at the university level

D

Emphasis

Practicing

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.

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.

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.