The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies has a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honorary Society. The organization exists to “promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition” (AKD Handbook, 2001-02). Being a member of AKD potentially offers such benefits as travel assistance to sociology conferences, competitions and awards for sociological research, free one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, and funds for on-campus symposia and workshops. AKD Members who are Civil Service employees meet one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (an increase in pay-grade) if they list AKD membership on their applications (providing they enter at the GS-5 level).
To be eligible for membership, a student must:
Dr. Kristin Park is currently the Chapter Representative. Feel free to talk with her about your ideas for the chapter.
Christine Lowers Shannon Sullivan
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Dr. Kristin Park, Chapter Advisor
Dr. Jamie Chapman
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2017 Colloquium Speakers
Reflections from the Borderlands
Dr. Jamie Chapman, Chapter Advisor
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Dr. Kathryn Brasier gave the AKD presentation at noon in Witherspoon Rooms Lakeview entitled "'Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development"
Jennifer Ann Duvall
Gabrielle Marie Elisco
Colleen Elizabeth Costello
Tricia M. Johston
Lydia Katherine Hartzell
Rachel Leandra Sherman
Dr. Rena C. Zito
Dr. Kristenne M. Robison
Following the banquet, Stephanie Crist presetned her research in a presentation entitled "Hungry for Funding: in the U.S. Emergency Food Network."
(Katelyn Moga, Alex Scull, Alexandra Elliot)
Imagine yourself a sociologist, organizational planner, human resources manager, organizational researcher, or in a position with an international business or non-profit.
Bachelor of Arts