Shelley Foltz Dill, SOC-CJ
Shelley graduated in 1999 with a major in Sociology-Criminal Justice. She visited campus on March 10, 2009 and gave a presentation on her job as a Crime Scene Investigator for a Sheriff's Office in Pensacola, FL. The audience learned many interesting points about training and the actual tasks that investigators undertake, in contrast to what is shown in programs like CSI.
Dr. Kennon Rice , SOC-CJ
Kennon Rice is a 1996 graduate of Westminster College who majored in Sociology-Criminal Justice. He completed his Masters degree and Ph.D. in Sociology at North Carolina State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Albright College in Reading, PA. Dr. Rice gave the address after the 2009 AKD ceremony and banquet on April 1. Kennon's talk was titled "A Social Science Dark Ages." In his engaging and thought-provoking presentation Kennon lamented the relative lack of attention to sociological findings by policy makers and media outlets, given their preference for politically popular or emotionally comforting solutions or reporting. In contrast, he applauded sociology's search for the truth about complex social problems through the use of reason and scientific investigation. He encouraged students and faculty to reflect deeply on their choice of sociology as a field of study.
It was wonderful for the SOC faculty to catch up with Kennon!