Assoc. Prof. Vaughn Schmutz Named As Top Finalist for 2021 Bank Of America Award for Teaching Excellence

The 2021 finalists for UNC Charlotte’s top teaching awards are widely known for their student-centered approaches to teaching. Each fall, UNC Charlotte recognizes those outstanding faculty members whose talents have a positive impact on UNC Charlotte’s learning environment. Vaughn Schmutz, associate professor, Department of Sociology was nominated as one of the top 3 finalists for […]

New Grant Awarded to Psychoeducational Program for Caregivers Developed by Dr. Julian Montoro–Rodriguez

Recently UNC Charlotte posted a press release detailing a new grant that was awarded to Prof. of Sociology & Social Work, Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez who will be the Investigator for the study. The grant will offer virtual programming focused on education and community building for caregivers supporting people with chronic conditions and disability in North […]

Asst. Prof. Zinobia Bennefield Interviewed by Mike Collins of “Charlotte Talks” on Rebuilding Black Trust for the Covid – 19 Vaccine

While the COVID – 19 pandemic has devastated America, its impact has been vastly disproportionate on the Black community. Black Americans are almost 3 times as likely to die from the virus compared to White Americans. Despite that figure however, many in the Black community are skeptical of the vaccine that was recently released. Asst. […]

Prof. Jill Yavorsky featured on Inc. Article Focusing on How to Fight Misogyny in the Workplace

In honor of Women’s History Month, Inc. recently published an article asking multiple female leaders about their experiences in the workplace along with tips to help other women to get ahead while combating misogyny. To read the article in full, please click here.

Prof. Jill Yavorsky’s Gender Discrimination Research Referenced in Forbes Article

Under federal law, gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but does that mean it no longer exists? In a recent article published by Forbes online, Prof. Jill Yavorsky’s research has uncovered answers that may surprise you. To find out the answer for yourself and read more, click here to read the full article.

Prof. Jill Yavorsky featured on NPR’s Marketplace for Research on Gender Equity

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Inside UNC Charlotte Discusses New Research on Gender Inequality with Asst. Prof. of Sociology Jill Yavorsky

Asst. Prof. of Sociology, Jill Yavorsky was interviewed by Inside UNC Charlotte to discuss new research on gender inequality that indicates that even women who show the most promise early in their academic careers, may still have less leadership prospects than their underachieving male counterparts. To read the article in full, click here.

WFAE Interviews Asst. Prof. Dr. Zinobia Bennefield on Why African-Americans are Reluctant to Receive the Covid – 19 Vaccine

Assistant Prof. of Sociology, Zinobia Bennefield, was interviewed by WFAE on the reasons behind why many African-Americans are reporting a reluctance to the COVID – 19 vaccine. To read the interview in full, please click here.

Assistant Prof. Jill Yavorsky feat. in The Atlantic on Gender and Cleanliness

The Atlantic recently pusblished an article online focusing on whether or not gender plays a significant role in one’s cleaning habits. Assistant Professor of Sociology- Jill Yavorksy- was asked to provide insight due to her research on gender behavior and cultural influences. To read the article in full, visit the link here.

Charlotte Business Buzz Podcast features Jill Yavorsky on Gender Inequality

The Charlotte Business Buzz Podcast presented by the Belk College of Business, seeks to highlight UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners who are making a difference in the Charlotte community. To start off their season 2, Jill Yavorsky –assistant professor of Sociology– was asked to speak on her research along with the unique […]