Sociology/Anthropology Faculty Recognized by UMKC Seniors!

Posted by on May 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Congratulations to three of our awesome faculty: Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, Dr. Shannon Jackson and Dr. Michelle Smirnova!

Recent Bloomberg Article: “Calling All Sociologists: America Needs You”

Posted by on August 31, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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Seats Still Available for Summer 2016 Courses!!

Posted by on June 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Wanting to get a class or two out of the way over the summer? We still have seats available in the following classes:

UM Presidential Search Committee News

Posted by on March 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Kudos to Rakeem Golden – Sociology Major!   Feb 24, 2016 Members include representatives from all four campuses and include faculty, staff and students KANSAS CITY – The University of Missouri Board of Curators today announced four additional members to the UM System presidential search committee. Comprised systemwide, members were nominated by the Intercampus Faculty […]

TakePart: Would You Do Volunteer Work to Pay Off Your Student Loans? Now You Can

Posted by on January 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Amid the great music and movies (and, yes, parties) that will light up Austin, Texas, next month during the South by Southwest festival, a small nonprofit called will receive a community service award for finding a way to help college graduates battle student loan debt by volunteering. If you have a student loan (and […]

KU Department of Sociology Doctoral Program

Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Dr. Deborah Smith’s Article on Job Satisfaction Published in “Psychology of Work” Online Collection

Posted by on August 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Co-written with Sociology MA graduate Joel Shields, the article, ‘Factors Related to Social Service Workers’ Job Satisfaction: Revisiting Herzberg’s Motivation to Work’ published in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance (when the journal was titled Administration in Social Work) has been included in an online article collection focusing on the psychology of work! The […]

Dr. Sookhee Oh Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Posted by on August 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Dr. Sookhee Oh is currently conducting a research project on two largest Asian ethnic enclaves in Los Angeles, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Dr. Angie Y. Chung, a Sociology professor from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) and Dr. Jan Lin, a Sociology professor from Occidental College. The purpose of the […]

Sociology Department Chair, Dr. Deborah Smith, Quoted in Kansas City Star

Posted by on June 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Our Department Chair, Prof. Deborah Smith, was quoted in the June 5, 2015 article of the Kansas City Star: “As birth rates decrease, baby boomers wait longer to be grandparents”. Click on the link to view the entire article:

ASA Undergraduate Newsletter: “The Independent Variable”

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Sociology students can access the new Winter edition of The Independent Variable free for 30 days. This issue runs the gamut of topics such as revealing a potential fertility consequence of friendship and a clip of professors reading their own teaching evaluations. Since all sociology students can’t physically get together in one room, this newsletter […]