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, 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 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.

The Sociology Department is saying, hello, farewell, and best wishes to faculty. Read about our transitions: Moves: Professor Lisa Walker – To the Office of Undergraduate Education, Associate Dean for Graduation and Advising Retirements: Professor Beth Rubin – May 2017. Transition to Professor Emeritus Professor Judy Aulette – January 2017, Transition to Professor Emeritus Departures: […]

Here is the teaser information from our web page. The direct link is located within the left navigation menu; Undergraduate Program Information. The Sociology Bridge Learning Community (SBLC) is a one-year program for transfer students interested in majoring in Sociology at UNC Charlotte. The learning community will ease the transfer experience and all courses offered […]

Roslyn Mickelson, who is chair elect of the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association! Dr. Lisa Walker, who is chair elect of the Emotions section of the American Sociological Association! Rosemary Hopcroft, who has been elected to the council of the Evolution, Biology & Society section of the American Sociological Association! Dr. […]

If you happen to be in Memphis, TN, Friday 4-14-2017, UNC Charlotte Professor Lisa Walker will speak on, “Gender and Status Interventions.” That’s this Friday at 1:30 in MItchell Hall 200, University of Memphis.

Help Scott Fitzgerald and Sean Langley raise funds for the Habitat for Humanity Study Abroad Program in El Salvador. You can help in two ways: share this link on your facebook page make a tax deductable donation. Every $1 raised this week will receive a matching gift (up to $2,000). The fundraising campaign ends April […]

Daniel Auguste, Postdoctoral Candidate from UNC Chapel Hill, will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, March 28th. You are invited to attend his presentation on Varieties of Gendered-Capitalism: Institutional Environment and Gender Inequality in Entrepeneurship. The location will be Fretwell 480-C, at 11 AM.

On April 11th, at 12:30 PM, stop by the Sociology conference room, Fretwell 480-C. As part of our speaker series, Dr. Steven Millington, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, will present the topic “The football stadia and the city: a case study of Manchester City Football Club”.

Dr. Pearson was a faculty member in Sociology for 25 years before his death in 2002. In his honor, his family, and friends have instituted an annual scholarship award for students who share his interest and goals in improving race relations, expanding social justice, and establishing a more peaceful world. Visit for application and […]

Dr. Elaine Wethington, Professor of Human Development, Sociology, & Gerontology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, will speak on Friday, March 24, 2017, Fretwell 480-C at 11:00 AM. She will present, “Measuring Stress and Support Factors That May Impact Adherence to and Outcomes in Clinical Trials: Translating the Sociology of Mental Health into Behavior Change […]

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Hancock who has been recognized as an AGHE, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Fellow!

Dr. Martha Bottia was recently quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article regarding her research on women in science and technology. You can find the article, Equal Ed. Young lives. Old problems. New solutions., in the November 11, 2016 edition of the Christian Science Monitor.

Dr. Montoro-Rodriguez, Sociologist and Director of the Gerontology Program, will study the needs of Charlotte area seniors through “Meck50+”, a study led by UNC Charlotte and funded by the Southminster continuing care retirement community. Unprecedented demographic changes including the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation pose new challenges for individuals, families, and communities. As Charlotte […]

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. George S. Rent Sociology Fellowship. This fellowship will offer scholarship assistance to a student pursuing an MA degree in Sociology. Dr. Rent served on the faculty for 17 years and served as the Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social work for nearly […]

Congratulations to professor Roslyn Mickelson whose research was referenced in an article by Clint Smith for New Yorker Magazine, The Desegregation and Resegregation of Charlotte Schools.

Congratulations to Dr. Murray Webster who is now Chair of the ASA Mathematical Sociology Section – 2017. Dr. Murray Webster is also the 2015 winner of the Cooley-Mead Award from the American Sociological Association’s Social Psychology Section. Watch the 2015 Cooley-Mead address, featuring Dr. Murray Webster. Read the entire feature on Dr. Webster & the […]