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Patricia Maddox

Assistant Professor
Degree
BA, Stetson University - Deland, FL
MA and Ph.D., Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Office
OEC 443
Phone
(651)962-5635
Mail
Mail 5021
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Dr. Patricia Maddox is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. She regularly teaches courses in Gender, Culture and Society, Marriages and Families, Sex and Society and Race and Ethnicity.

Dr. Maddox is a first generation college graduate, acheiving her Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. She now pays it forward, serving as a committee memeber for St. Thomas' Proud to be First initiative. In addition, Dr. Maddox serves as an advisory member for the Women, Gender & Sexuality program, a core faculty member for American Culture & Difference, and as a member of the Instiutional Review Board.

Dr. Patricia Maddox is currently engaged in interdisciplinary research with Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger (Music Department) where they are trying to better understand the experience of female brass players. They are exploring how changes in female physiology, whether from normal life course events or environmental circumstances, affects how female brass musicians maintain careers in music. They have published Female Brass Musicians Address Gender Parity, Gender Equity, and Sexual Harrassment: A Preliminary Report on Data from the Brass Bodies in the Journal of Societies. More information on this study can be found here and at the below link:

https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/9/1/20

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ACST 450 - 02 Amer. Culture & Diff. Capstone - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

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Course Registration Number:

23329 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

The American Culture and Difference Capstone Project will integrate learning from the Introduction to American Culture and Difference course and elective courses that compose each student’s ACD Minor. The capstone experience will articulate and enhance the interdisciplinary studies of an ACD minor and synthesize that learning in a culminating project. Two capstone seminars will provide structure for students to transition from knowledge acquisition to knowledge production (i.e.: article, essay, or research) or cultural production (i.e.: music, poetry, visual art, creative writing), and provide guidance from ACD Faculty to complete a capstone project and presentation. Registration is restricted to American Culture and Difference minors in their senior year. Prerequisite: ACST 200

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 02 Intro to Sociology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

20242 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 354 - 01 Sex in Society M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

21561 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Sexuality as a social construction is explored with a specific focus on cultural and institutional influences including the family, economy, religion, government, and the media. Current research findings are discussed within the context of historical change in American sexual behavior, attitudes and research methodologies. This course meets a requirement in Family Studies. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or 110

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 474 - 01 Soci Theory & Praxis: Capstone M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

21562 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

An examination of classical and contemporary theories in sociology, including functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interaction. Theories are explored in an applied manner to develop the ability to understand/solve social problems and issues in a sociological context. Key sociological principles and concepts will be utilized in the completion of a significant scholarly research project. Careers and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 100, SOCI 210 and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration.

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 02 HONORS 50 Yrs Since Stonewall - - - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

45402 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard, Patricia L. Maddox

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 01 Intro to Sociology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

45891 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 251 - W01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

44066 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 315 - 01 Gender, Culture & Society M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 307

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

46027 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

This course will examine how gender is socially constructed throughout the life-course in American society. An emphasis on social problems related to gender will also be examined on both an individual and structural level, while utilizing historical and modern theoretical perspectives. Topics for study include current sociological research on masculinities, sexual assault, sex trafficking, objectification and the intersections of identity around race/class and sexuality. This course meets a requirement in Women Studies and American Culture and Difference and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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