General News

Dr. Kendra Jason’s research on health and work is featured in Forbes

Read more about “The Double Whammy For Older, Low-Wage Workers With Chronic Conditions.”

Welcome Dr. Stephanie Potochnick

A warm welcome to our new faculty member in the sociology department, Dr. Stephanie Potochnick! Stephanie graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2007 with an M.A. in Sociology. After continuing her education, Dr. Potochnick joined the faculty at the University of Missouri, but has decided to make the move back to Charlotte! Dr. Potochnick’s research examines […]

Rosemary Hopcroft Elected Chair of the Evolution, Biology, & Society Section of ASA

Rosemary was recently elected chair of the Evolution, Biology, & Society Section of ASA beginning in August! Be sure to congratulate her next time you see her!

Sarah Pollock Wins the CLAS Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Lecturer Award

Congratulations to Sarah Pollock who was just awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Lecturer Award! This is awarded to a full-time faculty member who has made exceptional teaching contributions to the undergraduate classroom. Sarah continually shows extraordinary performance in and out of the classroom with her students. She […]

Yavorsky Strikes Again

In her most recent publication, Glass Ceiling is More Extensive Than Previously Thought, Study Shows, Dr. Jill Yavorsky analyzes gender income patterns in the U.S. and uses her discoveries to dissect the gap between men and women in “elite” households. Indulge in Yavorsky’s findings to gain an understanding of why men control the majority of […]

Assistant Professor Jill Yavorsky, Quoted in CNN Article & an Interview with KCBS Radio

CNN Business recently published an article titled “Millennial women are working more. But they’re still doing most of the housework“. Assistant Professor Jill Yavorsky is quoted throughout the article concerning women and gender stereotypes as they relate to household responsibilities; Yavorsky was also interviewed by Kim Foster of KCBS Radio regarding her research on the […]

American Sociological Association Book Award

Dr. Rosemary Hopcroft’s 2016 book, Evolution and Gender: Why It Matters for Contemporary Life received the 2018 best book award by the Evolution, Biology & Society Section of the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Hopcroft’s research was featured in Scientific American

Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its reader’s unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 170 years. Dr. Rosemary Hopcroft is now forever a piece of this global enterprise. Hopcroft’s research backs up study author Shige Song examinations in the article “Wealthy Families Invest […]

Professor Scott Fitzgerald, Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award Finalist

Professor Scott Fitzgerald, one of sociology’s most admired instructors, was honored as a finalist for the Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award. The honor is bestowed upon faculty members who demonstrate significant impact within and beyond their classrooms. This is one of UNC Charlotte’s top honors. By the way, if you are a graduate or […]

Professor Murray Webster, Presentation at Dartmouth, September 23rd

Professor Murray Webster is attending and presenting at the Interacting Across Difference Conference held at Dartmouth College, September 21 – 24, 2017. His presentation title and topic: Cues and Interaction Across Status Groupings. Professor Webster is scheduled to present at 1:00 PM as a Panel 2, Interactional Processes, presenter.