Meg Wilkes Karraker portrait

Meg Wilkes Karraker

Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Degree
BA, Clemson University
MS, North Carolina State University
Ph.D, University of Minnesota
Office
OEC 445
Phone
(651) 962-5635
Fax
651-962-5682

BA, Clemson University
MS, North Carolina State University
Ph.D, University of Minnesota
At St. Thomas since 1990

Meg Wilkes Karraker is Professor of Sociology and Family Business Center Fellow at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches courses on global gender, marriages and families, adolescence, sociological theories, and both the introductory and capstone courses in sociology.

Dr. Karraker is the co-author of Families with Futures: Family Studies into the 21st Century (2/e, Routledge, 2012), author of Global Families (2/e, Sage, 2013), and author of the forthcoming The Other People: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014).  She is completing a monograph on her research in “Bluffton” (a small city in the upper Midwest), Catholic Sisters, Diversity, and a Good Society and recently embarked on a new project  "Family Values, Business Virtues" on family business members' investment in their communities.

Karraker is a former Executive Officer of Sociologists for Women in Society and President Emerita of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD, the international sociology honor society).  She is also a member of the American Sociological Association's Department Resources Group, which consults with sociology faculty and programs around the country. 

Karraker has been honored as the Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year in 2005 and the Midwest Sociological Society’s Jane Addams Award for service to girls and women in 2012.

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 370 - 01 Sociological Theories - - - - - -
CRN: 30592 Credit Hours Study of the place of sociological theory in understanding interaction and society. Examination of both classical and contemporary theories, including conflict, functionalism, and interactionism. Application of theories to contemporary social concerns. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and 8 additional credit-hours in Sociology.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 474 - 01 Seminar in Sociology - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OEC 452
CRN: 41370 4 Credit Hours The senior capstone experience offers graduating students an opportunity to actively reflect upon theory, methodology, and substantive sociological knowledge and to integrate these components to assess the role of sociology in understanding sociological problems. These issues will be explored in the context of a specific topic, chosen by the instructor. This course examines professional ethics, as well as prepares students for careers, vocations, and graduate or professional school. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and 370 (previously 470) and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location