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Fred H. SmithChair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at ISU. We invite you to browse our site and learn about the dynamic individuals andÂ programs that define our department.
We share a commitment to providing students with a first-class educational experience. That experience is grounded in challenging courses and extensive opportunities for collaborative learning and out-of-class learning activities.
Sun, April 21: Sociology Bowling Social, 2-4pm at ISU Bowling and Billiards Center. Free bowling and pizza!
All students and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend. Sponsored by ISU Sociology Club.
Drs. Virginia Gill (Sociology), Fred Smith (Anthropology), and Michael Dougherty (Sociology)Â receive prestigious college and university honors (scrollÂ Department News for the individual faculty post).
Virginia Teas Gill, Professor of Sociology, has won the 2012-2013 Outstanding University Teacher Award. The award is designed to recognize a longstanding record of exceptional teaching. Gill, a medical sociologist, joined the ISU faculty in 1996.Â Read More
Congratulations to Michael Dougherty, Assistant Professor of Sociology, who is the winner of a 2012-2013 Research Initiative Award.Â This University-wide award recognizes tenure-track faculty members who have initiated a promising research agenda early in their academic careers. Dougherty’s research focuses on the relationship between environmental issues and political and economic forces in Latin America.
Teri Farr, Academic Advisor and Assistant to the Chair, collaborated on the creation of an innovative, day-long workshop at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, about professional development opportunities for academic advisors. As a result of the workshop, SIU-C created its first institutionally-supported professional development plan for advisors. The workshop also led to a co-authored article, “Creating a collaborative culture in academic advisement,” which appears in the March 2013 issue of Academic Advisement Today. Farr’s co-authors are Tamora Workman (SIU-C), and ISU advising colleagues Jennifer Frobish (Marketing) and Anjie Almeda (Health Sciences).
A group of students from the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development spent the fall semester studying whether a grocery co-op could give Bloomington-Normal’s low-income residents better access to healthy food. Their report, â€œFood Insecurity in Bloomington-Normal: How a Grocery Cooperative Might Help Meet the Needs of Low-Income Residents,â€ was released December 4. Read about the study
Dr. Fred H. SmithÂ (Professor, Anthropology) has been elevated to the distinguished position of UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR by the College of Arts and Sciences.Â This award is based on nationally/internationally recognized career achievement and is determined by the President of ISU. Â The award will be publicly recogized onÂ Founder’s DayÂ (2.22.2013). Congratulations Dr. Smith!
Dr. Fred H. Smith
Sociology and Anthropology
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Schroeder Hall 332
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4660
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