Joyce Hill-Powers, M.A.

Joyce Hill-Powers began her career in the Department of Sociology in May of 2000 teaching Introduction to Sociology as a new graduate of the MASS program (Masters of Arts in Social Science Education) in History and Sociology at Appalachian State University. Her main focus is on teaching and service within the department with specific interests in social deviance, intimate relationships, within a cultural and socio-historical context.

 Research Interest

  • Social Control
  • Social Deviance
  • Stigmatization Process
  • Intimate Relationships
  • History of the Family
  • Socialization
  • Rural America
  • Culture
  • Social Inequalities

 Courses Taught at App State:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminology
  • Social Problems in American Society
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Social Deviance
  • Sociological Perspective
Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7076

Office address
203E Chapell Wilson Hall


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