Thinking About Studying Abroad?

Posted by on November 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Check out this list of available funding sources to help make your study abroad dream a reality! You can also visit the UMKC International Academic Programs website for more information about study abroad opportunities: Workshops regarding financing study abroad experiences are scheduled for January, 2015. Funding sources:  

Sociology MA Student Presents at Conference

Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Congratulations to Joshua King, a UMKC Master of Arts in Sociology student who gave a presentation titled “From Models To Roadmaps: Practical Lessons from Pro-Environmental Behavior (PEB) Research” at the (RE)VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: Public Sociology, Environmental Justice, & the Crisis of Climate Change 4th Annual Public Sociology Conference at George Mason University in Arlington, […]

Dr. Deborah Smith Quoted in Wallethub

Posted by on October 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Dr. Deborah B. Smith, Chair of the Sociology Department, was recently quoted in Wallethub’s “Ask the Experts” section regarding satisfaction in retirement: What is the biggest mistake that people make when planning their retirements? “The biggest mistake is not thinking about how they want to spend their time for the long-term. Once people today enter […]

Dr. Theresa Torres Receives Community Outreach Award

Posted by on September 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Theresa Torres, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Latina/Latino Studies Program and Department of Sociology, has recently received the Dr. Thomas E. Purcell Award for her outstanding contributions to the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. at the Blanco y Negro Annual Awards Gala in Kansas City, Missouri. The award is given in recognition of the man {or woman} who […]

What type of job can I get with a UMKC Sociology degree?

Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Many of our students ask that question. Fortunately both of the disciplines’ professional associations represented by our department–sociology and anthropology–have websites to answer just that question! American Sociological Association Career Webpage American Anthropological Association Career Webpage Please feel free to also discuss this question with your advisor!

Dr. Reynolds Earned her IPhD with a Sociology Co-Discipline from our department

Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

President Obama Appoints IHD Researcher   Families Have Michelle Reynolds in Their Corner This August, President Obama will gather his new appointees for the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) in Washington, DC. Among them will be Michelle C. (Sheli) Reynolds, Ph.D., an 18-year University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development program […]

Meet Our Graduate Teaching Assistants for Fall 2014

Posted by on June 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Kevin Douglas – Graduate Teaching Assistant Kevin Douglas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University with a B.A. in Psychology with a certificate in Community Psychology. His research interests include: Family & Child Health, Social & Political Factors that influence Development, Social Inequality, and Prevention/Early Intervention Programs. During his time as a research assistant […]