Welcoming New Faculty! Dr. Kenneth Sanchagrin
Aug 7, 2014

The Department of Sociology to proud to welcome and introduce one of our new tenure-track faculty members, Dr. Kenneth Sanchagrin. Originally from Mar...

Dr. McCaughey Edits Book on Cyberactivism
Jul 31, 2014

Martha McCaughey's book, Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web, was released recently from Routledge. Cyberactivism already has a rich history, but o...


Alumnus Receives Teaching Award as a Community College Instructor
Jul 24, 2014

John Neathery, alumnus of ASU Sociology, was  named this year's winner of the W. Ronald McCarter Teaching Excellence Award at Alamance Community...

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Cameron Lippard Edits Encyclopedia on Race and Racism in America
Jul 24, 2014

Co-editors Drs. Charles Gallagher and Cameron Lippard recently completed a four-volume encyclopedia on race and racism in America. Following is an int...

Lee Ann Ferguson

Lee Ann Ferguson Named Southern Gerontological Society Association Manager
Jul 24, 2014

Lee Ann Steffen Ferguson has been named the new Manager of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS). The announcement was made June 2 by SGS Presiden...

Exciting New Class Offered! - Punishment in American Society
Jul 2, 2014

Are you interested in the interplay between sociological theory and punishment in the United States? Have you ever wondered how surveillance in modern...


Alumna Named Area Agency on Aging Director
Jun 2, 2014

In February 2014 Julie Wiggins was named the new Director of North Carolina’s Region D (High Country) Area Agency on Aging, located in Boone. At the...

Tommy Boyd

Tommy Boyd - Seeing and Changing the World
Apr 29, 2014

One way sociology is helpful to our students is that it sets them up for global adventures In December of 2008, Tommy Boyd graduated with a degree in ...


The Caregiver Community: Caregiving Strategies - A Podcast by Dr. Ed Rosenberg
Apr 29, 2014

No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, there are nearly 60 million adults age 60 and...

Age-Friendly Towns

Is Boone Age-Friendly? A Community-Based Research/Service-Learning Project
Apr 29, 2014

In the field of gerontology, one of the growing areas or concentrations is “Age-Friendly Communities.”  The goal of this movement is to deter...