The department of Sociology & Criminal Justice defines scholarship broadly to include discovery, artistic activity, integration, and pedagogy. The faculty model life-long learning through continual engagement with disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests, and expose students to their scholarship by integrating it into their teaching. We strongly support student-faculty collaborative scholarship and the launching of new scholars through the promotion of student presentation at professional meetings and in other venues.
Three sociology students and Professor Susan Smith-Cunnien traveled to Mali in West Africa for J-term 2009 to complete a project for the Mali Agribusiness Center in conjunction with a government agricultural research center and an agricultural college in Mali.
My degree from St. Thomas has led to some great opportunities. Since graduating from UST I worked as a Deputy Sheriff, spent a summer working for NYPD’s Counterterrorism Division and Deputy Commissioner of Operations, and earned my Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Professionally, I have worked as a Security Training Supervisor and Security Account Manager at Seagate Technology. My current position is as the Physical Security Manager at Goodrich Sensor Systems in Burnsville, MN.
Families with Futures
Meg Wilkes Karraker, Professor of Sociology and Family Business Center Fellow, has published Families with Futures: A Survey of Family Studies into the 21st Century, 2/e. (© 2012, London: Routledge).