Anastacia Schulhoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Anastacia Schulhoff joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She serves as the Sociology Department’s Graduate Coordinator, co-advisor of the Sociology Club & Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), and Vice President of Publications for the Association of Humanist Sociology. Her research interests address a broad array of issues within Sociology and Gerontology. She is currently working on several research projects that range from a narrative analysis of older adult volunteers’ experiences in the High Country, a Photovoice project that looks at the influence of COVID19 on college students, a project that looks at rural culturally appropriate care for racial minorities in S.D. and the High Country, and a cultural gerontology project that centers upon tribal nursing homes. In the latter, she will complete a book manuscript for publicationby 2023/24 about Native American CNAs, nurses, administrators, and residents working, living, and creating identities and culture within a tribal nursing home.

Areas of Expertise and Interest:

  • Gerontology
  • Health Inequalities/Disparities
  •  Race & Ethnicity
  •  Native American/Indigenous Peoples
  •  Culture & Identity
  •  Social Inequalities
  •  Qualitative Research
    •  Narrative Research
    •   Ethnography
    •  Digital Ethnography
    •  Photovoice

Courses Taught:


  • Gerontology (SOC 3100)
  •  Health Inequalities (SOC 2055/4000)
  • Medical Sociology (SOC 3600)
  • Race & Ethnicity (SOC 4560)
  • Sociology of Sport (SOC 2700)
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory (SOC 3960)


  • Health Disparities (SOC 5430)
  • Sociology of Adult Development & Aging (SOC 5400)
  • Health Care & Aging (SOC 5420)
  • Contemporary Social Issues (SOC 5350)
  • Social Stratification (SOC 5750)

Personal Website

Recent Publications:

Schulhoff, Anastacia, Teti, Michelle, and Saffran, Erica 2023. “Photovoice in the Health Science(s) Classroom: Breaking Down Stigma & Stereotypes with a Critical Pedagogical Tool” (R&R with the Humanity & Society journal).

Schulhoff, Anastacia and Dukehart, Alex. 2023. “Foster Grandparent Programs Impact on the Quality of Life of Senior Volunteers” (R&R with the Journal of Aging Studies)

Schulhoff, Anastacia. "COVID-19 Photovoice: Creating College Student Peer-to-Peer Support Groups with an Online Active Learning Assignment." Sociation Today 21, no. 2(2022).

Juris JJ, Bouldin ED, Uva K, Cardwell CD, Schulhoff A, Hiegl N. 2022. “Virtual Intergenerational Reverse-Mentoring Program Reduces Loneliness among Older Adults: Results from a Pilot Evaluation.” Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 10;19(12):7121. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127121

Schulhoff, Anastacia 2019. “Clan Families” In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer. 69892-2

Teti, Michelle, Schulhoff, Anatacia, Koegler, Erica, Saffran, Lise and Bauerband, Loren. 2018. “Exploring the use of Photo-stories and Fiction Writing to Address HIV Stigma among Health Professions Students." Qualitative Health Research, OnlineFirst August 10, 2018

Schulhoff, Anastacia 2015. “More than Native American Narratives: Temporal Shifting and Authentic Identities.” Narrative Inquiry 25(1): 166-183.

Schulhoff, Anastacia M. 2008. “Wired Truth: The Symbolic Interaction Exchange of Socially Constructed Realities.” International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach 2:184.

Title: Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6897

Office address
223B Chapell Wilson Hall


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