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Sociology

Dr. Gene Theodori

Dr. Tony Love

I am a native Texan, and I take pride in teaching the college students of the state. Currently, I teach an online section of social statistics for the Sociology Department at Sam Houston State University. I enjoy teaching social science statistics, and I am very happy to help online students work their way through this difficult course.

I didn't decide to pursue sociology as a major until I enrolled in a sociology course at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas. The only reason I took the course is because all of the psychology courses were full!  Once I developed the Sociological Imagination and began to view the world through a sociological lens, I was hooked.  How's that for fate?  Since that semester, I haven't looked back.  I transferred to Texas A&M University to complete my bachelor's degree.  While there, I made friends with many faculty and remained at Texas A&M for both my master's degree and PhD (2012).  As a graduate student, I worked with the Sociology Department's Stuart J. Hysom Social Psychology Laboratory and the Laboratory for Studies of Social Deviance.

My recent work centers on the social psychological aspects of crime and deviance. I am especially interested in General Strain Theory as it relates to deviant adaptations to stress. In addition to my recent criminological research on juvenile delinquency, I have studied more sociologically centered issues related to taking the role of the other (George Herbert Mead) and problems in current sociological methodology. If I am known for anything, it is probably for a National Science Foundation sponsored experimental study of the relationships among power, gender, and the ability to accurately take the role of the other. 

 

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