Part-time/Affiliated Faculty

Rachel Austin
Adjunct Lecturer

Areas of Study: Social Movements, Identity Formation, Social Psychology, Race and the American Criminal Justice System, Counter-culture, Social Deviance, and Pedagogy. Rachel Austin earned her M.A. in Sociology at UNC Charlotte and her M.A. in Psychology at UND-Grand Forks. Her research concentrations broadly examine ideological paradigms and subversive frameworks in social movements and counter-culture, including […]

Mette Bjerre
Adjunct Lecturer

Educational Background: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Notre Dame. M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Research and Teaching Interests: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, Gender and Women’s Studies, Multiracial Identity Formation, Sociology of Education, Qualitative Methods.

Michael Bossick
Adjunct Lecturer

Areas of Study: Social Inequality, Education Mike Bossick earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky with an additional Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning. His dissertation centered around student consumerism in higher education, exploring the various types of capital students seek at different types of institutions. Outside of academia he has worked in […]

Candace S. Brown
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences (Affiliated Faculty Member)

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Diana Douglas
Adjunct Lecturer

Diana Douglas earned her M.A. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. Her research interests included sociology of health, political sociology, and welfare states. After graduation, Diana relocated to California to pursue a career in health policy in the State Capitol. She currently works as a policy and legislative advocate […]

Samantha Ferrie
Adjunct Lecturer

Areas of Study & Specialty: Social Problems especially related to racism Samantha Ferrie earned her Master of Arts in Sociology from UNC Charlotte. Her Master’s Thesis was on white supremacy groups in the United States using the internet as a recruitment tool. Her interest is focused primarily in race relations and racism. Samantha has been […]

Joseph Graham Jr.
Adjunct Lecturer

Joseph Graham Jr. is an accomplished scholar specializing in the crucial intersection of faith, mental health, and social equity. With an M.A. in Sociology from UNC Charlotte and a B.A. in Afrikana Studies with a minor in Sociology & Religious Studies, Joseph’s research examines the impact of social mobility on mental health, including education, employment, […]

Sean Langley
Adjunct Lecturer

Sean Langley earned his M.A. in Sociology at UNC Charlotte in 2005. His research concentrations broadly examines the intersections of race, class and gender experienced by members of multiple social groups, and their intersection, at the individual, group and structural level.

Noah Mark
Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Arizona Specialties: Mathematical Sociology, Quantitative Methods, Social Theory Read More

Caitlin Schroering
Assistant Professor of Global Studies (Affiliated Faculty Member)

Caitlin Schroering joined UNC Charlotte in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Denison University. Her research coalesces around multiple areas of social inquiry, including environmental sociology, resource […]

Holly Suarez
Adjunct Lecturer

Holly Suarez earned her MA degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Outside of academia she has worked for the federal government in intelligence and social research, with an emphasis of mapping deviant group networks. In addition, she has worked in the criminal justice system tracking, mapping and predicting criminal activities. Courses taught […]