Jodi Henderson-Ross


Jodi Henderson-Ross

Title: Graduate Student
Department: Sociology
Office: Olin Hall 275A
Phone: (330) 972-7165
Email: jar48@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Jodi is currently engaged in ethnographic research in a gentrifying neighborhood. The primary focus of her research is to explore the cultural mechanisms and social processes which drive residents’ efforts to maintain local conditions of safety and order. Jodi is particularly interested in how the cultural features of gentrification shape such efforts. While social disorganization theory provides the general theoretical framework for the project, the goal is to engage rigorous qualitative inquiry with a grounded theory approach to provide theoretical elaboration of more general approaches to understanding informal social processes. 


Research Accomplishments

Degrees:

The University of Akron, BA, Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies, 1994

The University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate coursework, Interdisciplinary Program in Social Psychology, 1994-1997

The University of Akron, MA, Sociology, 2005

Awards:

-Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award, Institute for Teaching and Learning, The University of Akron, April 2008

-Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, April 2008

-Outstanding Woman Graduate Scholar Award, Women in Higher Education, The University of Akron, April 2006

-Women in Higher Education, The University of Akron, March 2007

-Outstanding Service Award, Alpha Delta Kappa, Mu Chapter, The University of Akron, April 2007

-1st Place Paper Award for “(Re)Presenting Breastfeeding: Rhetoric and Reality”, Graduate Gender Symposium, Committee for Research on Women/Gender and Center for Conflict Management, The University of Akron, April 2006

-Patricia Conley Peer Mentor Award, Alpha Delta Kappa, Mu Chapter, The University of Akron, April 2006

-Certificate in Gender Conflict, Center for Conflict Management, Spring 2006

-Future Faculty Program, Graduate, North Central Sociological Association, April 2004

Research/Teaching Interests:

Criminology/Deviance, Sociology of Gender, Qualitative Methodology

Family Violence, Sociology of Mothering, Sociological Theory 

Contact Information: 

jar48@uakron.edu

Courses

Introduction to Sociology

Street Crime