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Stephen J.

Sills
Curriculum Vitae
Email:sjsills@uncg.edu
Sociology Department Work: 01‐336‐334‐5295
University of North Carolina at Fax: 01‐336‐334‐5283
Greensboro Mobile: 01‐336‐404‐4932
312 Frank Porter Graham Building, Skype: 01‐336‐793‐2415
Greensboro, NC 27402‐6170 Skype ID: Stephen Sills

Main areas of specialization


Thematic: Globalization, Migration, Transnationalism
Geographic: Southeast Asia, Central America, Mexico
Methodological: Mixed Methods, Evaluation, Online Surveys, Visual Ethnography

Current academic appointment


Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Appointments and affiliations


2006 ‐ Present Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina
Greensboro
2005 ‐ 2006 Director evaluation research, Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State
University
2004 ‐ 2005 Research Associate, Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University
2001 ‐ 2004 Teaching Associate, Department of Sociology, Arizona State University
2001 ‐ 2004 Instructor, Department of Sociology, Mesa Community College
2001 Lead Field Ethnographer, Health‐Risk Behaviors of Long Haul
Truckers Pilot Study, Arizona State University
2000 ‐ 2001 Research Assistant, Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Southwest
Interdisciplinary Research Center , Arizona State University
2000 ‐ 2001 Field Interviewer, Adolescent & Family Development Project,
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University
1999 ‐ 2000 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Arizona State University
Consulting
2006 ‐ Present The Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University. Kerry E. Vachta,
Director, Evaluation Research.
2005 ‐ 2006 BBDO Detroit Marketing Research David L. Solomon, Ph.D. Senior
Manager, Strategic Planning.

Other employment
2004 English Instructor, Upward Bound, Arizona State University
2003 English Instructor, Foreign Language Training Center. National Sun
Yat‐sen University. Advanced Conversational English. Kaohsiung,
Taiwan.
2003 Instructor, Ya‐Sheng International Cultural Institute. Kaohsiung,
Taiwan. Courses: TESOL Methods, Second Language Acquisition
1998 ‐1999 Substitute Teacher K‐12, Seattle Public Schools. Seattle, Washington.
1995 ‐1998 English as a Second Language Instructor, English Language Schools
International. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
1993 ‐1995 Spanish/ Language Arts Teacher, Seattle Public Schools. Seattle,
Washington
1991 ‐1992 Spanish Teacher, Randolph Country Public Schools. Asheboro, North
Carolina.

Education
2004 Doctorate of Philosophy Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, Arizona State University. Dissertation: Transnationalizing the
self :marginalized Filipino labor migrants in Taiwan. Concentrations:
Globalization; Migration; Statistical Methods.
2000 Master of Arts Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona
State University. Thesis: Social, economic and symbolic tie : an analysis of
transnationalism in Mexican communities.
1991 Bachelor of Arts Spanish, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Teaching certificate K‐12
Spanish
Specialized trainings and workshops
2005 Success Case Method Evaluations, Instructor: Robert Brinkerhoff,
American Evaluation Association Pre‐Conference Workshops
2005 Mixed‐Method Social Inquiry: Possibilities and Strategies, Instructor:
Jennifer C. Greene, The Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Pre‐
Conference Workshops
2005 State of the Art: The Latest in Qualitative Software Advances,
Instructors: Ray Marietta and César Cisneros. The Congress of
Qualitative Inquiry, Pre‐Conference Workshops
1994 Literary Non‐fiction, Writer’s Program, University of Washington
Extension

Publications

Refereed articles
Sills, S. J. 2007. “Becoming an OFW: renegotiations in self‐concept among Filipina
factory workers in Taiwan” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. [Under
Review]
Sills, S. J. & Child, H. A. 2007. "Cultural Flexibility and Program Evaluation: Lessons
Learned from Mixed‐Method Evaluation of a Kosher Food Pantry," American
Journal of Evaluation. [Under Review]
Sills, S. J. 2007. “Philippine Labor Migration to Taiwan: Social, Political,
Demographic, and Economic Dimensions.” Migration Letters. 4 (1).
Petia, P. K., Robert, C. B., & Stephen, S. J. 2007. “Consistency‐based Compliance
across Cultures.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. DOI:
10.1016/j.jesp.2005.04.002
Henry, S. & Sills, S. J. 2006. “Informal economic activity: Early thinking, conceptual
shifts, continuing patterns and persistent issues ‐ a Michigan study.” Crime,
Law and Social Change, 45 (4‐5). DOI: 10.1007/s10611‐006‐9035‐3
Marsiglia, F., Kulis, S., Hecht, M. and Sills, S. 2004. "Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity as
Predictors of Drug Norms and Drug Use Among Preadolescents in the US
Southwest." Substance Use & Misuse 39, no 7:1061.
Marsiglia, F., Miles, B., Dustman, P., and Sills, S. 2002. "Ties That Protect: An
Ecological Perspective on Latino/a Urban Pre‐Adolescent Drug Use." Journal
of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work 11 Part 3/4:191‐220.
Sills, S. and Song, C. 2002. "Innovations in Survey Research: An Application of Web‐
Based Surveys." Social Science Computer Review 20, no 1:22‐30.
Book chapters
Sills, S., 2008. “Social mobility”. Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Thousand Oaks,
CA.: Sage Publications. [Accepted]
Sills, S., 2008. “Repatriation.” In Parrillo, V. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Problems.
Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications. [Accepted]
Sills, S., 2008. “Chicano movement.” In Parrillo, V. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social
Problems. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications. [Accepted]
Sills, S., 2008. “Deportation.” In Parrillo, V. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Problems.
Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage. [Accepted]
Sills, S. 2007 “Globalization.” Article in Schaefer, R (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race,
Ethnicity, and Society, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. [Accepted]
Sills, S. 2007 “Taiwan.” Article in Schaefer, R (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and
Society, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. [Accepted]
Sills, S. 2007 “Return Migration.” Article in Schaefer, R (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race,
Ethnicity, and Society, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. [Accepted]
Marsiglia, F.F., Miles, B.W., Dustman, P., & Sills, S. 2002. “"Ties That Protect: An
Ecological Perspective on Latino/a Urban Pre‐Adolescent Drug Use." In: de
Anda, D. (Ed.) Social Work with Multicultural Youth. (pp. 191‐220).
Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press.
Sills, S. 2001. “Return Migration.” Article in Ciment, J (Ed.) Encyclopedia of American
Migration. M.E. Sharpe: New York, NY.

Reports and other publications


Sills, S. 2007. "2006 Abstinence Education Project Comprehensive Evaluation Report
". Report to the Providence – St. John Community Health Abstinence
Education Project.
Sills, S. 2006. “2006 Mid‐Year Report Abstinence Education Project” Report to the
Providence – St. John Community Health Abstinence Education Project.
Sills, S, Neely, C. and Kulik, N. 2006. “2005‐2006 Good Schools Annual Evaluation
Report.” Report to the Skillman Foundation.
Sills, S. 2006. “Sampling Frame for Detroit Area Arab Households” Report to the
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).
Sills, S. and Child, H. 2005 “Yad Ezra Kosher Food Pantry Evaluation Report.” Yad
Ezra Food Pantry
Sills, S. 2005. “Early On System Review: Family Interview Report” Report to the
Michigan Department of Education.
Sills, S. 2005. “Local Implementation Survey Report” Report to the Michigan
Department of Education.
Sills, S. 2005. “The Abstinence Education Project Comprehensive Evaluation Report”
Report to the Providence – St. John Community Health Abstinence Education
Project.
Sills, S. 2005. “Mariners Inn Alumni Program Data Analysis and Evaluation Report”
Report to Mariners Inn. Detroit, MI.
Sills, S. 2005. “MK – Target Development: Report on Findings from Analysis of
Ethnographic Data” Report to BBDO Detroit. Detroit, MI.
Sills, S. and Miles, B. 2005. “The Open Door at Fort Street Presbyterian Church
Evaluation Report.” Report to the Open Door at Fort Street Presbyterian
Church. Detroit, MI.
Sills, S. 2004. “Early On Training and Technical Assistance Service Coordinator
Survey Items Report.” Report to the Michigan Department of Education.
Sills, S. 2004. “Early On Training and Technical Assistance Procedural Safeguards
Trainings Evaluation Report.” Report to the Michigan Department of
Education.
Sills, S. 2004. “Early On System Review: Family Interview Report” Report to the
Michigan Department of Education.
Sills, S. 2004. “Service Coordinator Survey Report” Report to the Michigan
Department of Education.

Periodical articles and columns


Sills. S. 1994.“Phil Sheeran’s Emotional Jazz.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Fat Tuesday Heats Up Pioneer Square.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“King of the Road.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices Weekly
Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Brozman’s Spirited Blued Highlights “Hot Tunes” Jazz Notes Puget
Sound Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Charles White and Other ‘Hot Tunes’.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Jim Washburn Trio Livens Sundays.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Students Join Jazz Greats on Stage.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Classical Guitarists Add Samba to Serafina.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Fat James Wins “Best Blues” Award.” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Broadway Center Showcases Male Vocalist” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Michael Power’s Celebrates New CD” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Red Kelly: Jazz Legend and Standup Comic” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Toby Schneider Sings What She Feels” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Everything Floyd Does is Cool” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Internal Intensity on the Ivory” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Isaac Scott Is Here To Play Blues” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Funk Invades the Alley” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices Weekly
Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994. “Redman’s Brilliant Saxophone Stories” Jazz Notes Puget Sound
Choices Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Phil Snyder’s Improv Jazz & Humor” Jazz Notes Puget Sound Choices
Weekly Entertainment Guide
Sills. S. 1994.“Love of Cycles Drives Collector.” The Highline Times

Work in progress
Sills, S. (Manuscript in preparation)."Symbolic Ties: Transnationalism in Mexican
Communities." Targeted for Latino Studies
Sills, S. & Miles, B. "Visual Researchers and Institutional Review Boards: Findings
from an Online Survey." Targeted for Visual Studies
Sills, S. (Manuscript in preparation). “The Role of Religious Institutions in the
Philippine Migrant Community in Taiwan.”
Sills, S. & Miles, B., (Manuscript in preparation). “Video Ethnography and
Institutions Review Boards: “A How To” in preparing your submission.”
Miles, B. & Sills, S. (Manuscript in preparation). “Get a Job! Deconstructing the Myth
of Homeless People and Work.” Targeted for Journal of Sociology & Social
Welfare.
Miles, B., Sills, S., & Renshaw, S. “Social establishment and stigmatized identity: A
study of a homeless population.” Targeted for Journal of Progressive Human
Services.
Sills, S. (Manuscript in preparation). “Barriers to Incorporation: Exclusion, Isolation,
& Xenophobia.”
Sills, S. and Miles, B. (Manuscript in preparation). “Video Ethnography and
Participatory Action Research: experiences of the Street Life on Mill Project.”
Sills, S. and Miles, B. (Manuscript in preparation). “The Landscape of Metropolitan
Homeless Services: A spatial survey of Detroit area services for homeless
adolescents.”
Sills, S. & Nassar, S. "Yemeni‐American Assimilation or Isolation" targeted for
Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries

Presentations
Sills, S and Miles, B. 2007. “Institutional Review, Ethics, and Academic Freedom” To
be presented at the International Visual Sociological Association, New York, New
York [Accepted].
Sills, S. 2007. “A New Age for Rosie the Riveter: Filipina factory workers in Taiwan.”
To be presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, New
York. [Accepted]
Sills, S., Song, C. & Petrova, P. 2007. “Report on Findings from the 2006 International
Student Survey (Poster)” To be presented at the American Sociological
Association, New York, New York. [Under Review]
Darnell, F. & Sills, S. 2007. “Whitewashing, Hybridization, and Becoming Korean:
Ethnic Identity among Korean Adoptees.” To be presented at the American
Sociological Association, New York, New York. [Accepted]
Darnell, F.J. & Sills, S. 2007. “Transnational/Transracial Identity among Adult Korean
Adoptees.” To be presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New
York, New York. [Accepted]
Sills, S. 2007. “Philippine Labor Migration to Taiwan.” Paper presented at the
Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
Miles, B. and Sills, S. 2006. "Community of Origin & Risk Factors For Homeless
Youth" Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems 56th
Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
Miles, B. and Sills, S. 2006. "A Deconstruction of Power and Problems Faced By
Qualitative Researchers And Ethics Review" Paper to be presented at The
Society for the Study of Social Problems 56th Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
Sills, S. & Child, H. 2006. “Cultural Flexibility and Program Evaluation: Lessons
Learned From Mixed‐Method Evaluation Of A Kosher Food Pantry” Paper
presented at the 2006 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Urbana‐
Champaign, IL.
Miles, B., Byrnes, M., & Sills, S. 2006. “Power, Policy, and Politics: Reflections of
Three Visual Ethnographers.” Paper presented at the 2006 International
Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign‐Urbana, IL.
Sills, S. 2006. “Using Visual Ethnography to Influence Policy: Experiences Of The
Street Life On Mill Study” Center For Urban Studies Brown Bag Series. Wayne
State University. Detroit, MI.
Sills, S. 2006. “Perspectives on the Integration of Migrants ‐ the Role of Context: Case
Studies on Transnational Labor Migrants” International Symposium on
Immigration and Ethnic Relations in European and North American Cities. January
26‐27, 2006. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI.
Nehan, N., Colombo, M., Miles, B., and Sills, S. 2005. “Understanding University
Internal Review Boards: Multiple perspectives on strategies for surviving and
learning from the review process” Panel presentation at the American
Evaluation Associate 2005 meeting.
Miles, B. and Sills, S.2005. “Get a Job: Deconstructing the myth of homeless people
and work.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems 55th Annual Meeting.
Philadelphia, PA.
Thompson, L., Bales, S., Hulleza, C., and Sills, S. 2005.”Evaluation of Michigan’s
Early Intervention System: Impacts and Recommendations” Presentation at
the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.
Sills, S & Miles, B. 2005. “The Landscape of Metropolitan Homeless Services: A
spatial survey of Detroit area homeless services” Presented at the Urban
Affairs Association 35th Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sills, S and Miles, B. 2005. “Investigating Visual Researchers‚ Experiences with
Institutional Review Boards” Presented at the 2005 International Congress of
Qualitative Inquiry Urbana‐Champaign, IL.
Thompson, L., Bales, S., Hulleza, C., and Sills, S. 2005.”Evaluation of Michigan’s
Early Intervention System: Impacts on Families and Children” Presentation at
the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children 65th Annual Conference. Grand
Rapids, MI.
Sills, S. 2004. “Kabayan! Experiences of Filipino Guest Workers in Taiwan” Paper
presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Sills, S. 2004. “Seeing Culture: Visual Methods in Cross‐Cultural” Paper presented at
the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Sills, S. 2004.” Filipino Labor Migrants in Taiwan ‐ Caretakers, Nursing Aids, and
Domestic Workers.” Video Presentation and Discussion screened at the Pacific
Sociological Association Meeting: San Francisco, CA.
Sills, S. & Miles, B. 2003. “Homelessness on Mill Avenue” Documentary Video
Presentation and Discussion presented at Carl Couch‐Greg Stone Winter
Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Tempe, AZ.
Sills, S. & Miles, B. 2002. “Street Life Society: A Video Ethnography/Documentary on
Homeless Youth” Thematic Session at the Pacific Sociological Association
Meeting. Vancouver, BC.
Sills, S. & Miles, B. 2002.”Video Ethnography with Hidden Populations.” Invited
presentation to the Midwest Homeless Adolescent Research Project. University of
Nebraska ‐ Lincoln. Lincoln, NE
Sills, S. 2001. “Symbolic Ties: An Exploration of Transnationalism in Mexican
Communities.” Refereed Roundtable on Latinos/as in the United States.
Organizer: Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan. Paper presented at the
American Sociological Association Meeting: Anaheim, CA.
Sills, S. 2001. “Settlement, Circulation and Return: An Analysis of Strengths of
Transnational Ties.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association
Meeting: San Francisco, CA.
Sills & Song. 2001. “Innovations in Survey Research: An Application of Web Based
Surveys.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting: San
Francisco, CA.

Creative Achievements
Sills, S. [in production]. “Filipino Labor Migrants in Taiwan: Documenting the
formation of an ethnic enclave among Filipino workers in Taiwan”
Sills, S. 2003. “Caretakers and Domestic Workers Documenting the lives and issues
of domestic labor migrants in Taiwan”
Sills, S. and Miles, B. 2002. “Street Life on Mill: Homeless youth on Tempe Arizona’s
Mill Avenue.”
Sills, S. 2002. “The People of the Shadows: An Exploration of Boundary Management
Among Homeless Individuals” adapted and directed by Dr. Kurt Lindemann
from interview material by Lisa Armijo Arizona State University.

Funded research grants

External Awards
[Under review] Role: Principal Investigator, with McKee‐Huger, B. Greensboro
Housing Coalition. “Fair Housing, Healthy Housing: A Social
Action Project” Small Grants Program for Research/Advocacy
Poverty & Race Research Action Council.
[Under review] Role: Participant, with Hunter, Phyllis (Coordinator) Michael J.
Kane, and Christian Moraru." “Memory and Cognitive
Representation of Distant Peoples” National Endowment for the
Humanities Workshop Grant
[Under review] Role: Consultant (PI ‐ Linda Jaber, WSU). “Feasibility of
Diabetes Prevention in Arab Americans” National Institutes for
Health Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34) Program.
2005 Role: Principal Investigator. “Community Needs Assessment ‐
Multistage Cluster Sampling Design” Arab Community Center for
Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

Internal Awards
2007 Role: Principal Investigator. "Disparities and Discrimination in
Immigrant Housing in Greensboro, Pilot Project," New Faculty
Research Grants. UNCG Office of Research and Public/Private
Sector Partnerships.
2007 Role: Researcher. Kohler International Travel Fund,
International Conference Travel Funding, International Programs
Center.
2007 Role: Principal Investigator. “A new age for Rosie the riveter:
Filipina factory workers in Taiwan” 2007 Summer Excellence
Research Grants. UNCG Office of Research and Public/Private
Sector Partnerships.
2006 Role: Presenter. Kohler International Travel Fund, International
Conference Travel Funding, International Programs Center
2002 Role: Co‐Principal Investigator. “Street Life Society:
Homelessness on Mill Avenue Project” Center for Urban Inquiry,
Arizona State University.
1999 Role: Principal Investigator. “Arizona State University
International Student Surveys.” Graduate and Professional Student
Association Research Award, Arizona State University.

Evaluation contracts
2006 Role: Evaluation Director. “Evaluation of the Skillman Good
Schools: Making the Grade Initiative” Skillman Foundation
2006 Role: Evaluation Director. “Broadening Participation in
Computing (BPC) Evaluation.” Wayne State University.
Department of Computer Science.
2006 Role: Evaluation Director. “Youth Sports and Recreation
Commission Evaluation” Skillman Foundation
2004 ‐ 2006 Role: Evaluation Director . “Evaluation of the Providence – St.
John Community Health Abstinence Curriculum” Providence –
St. John Community Health
2005 Role: Evaluation Director. “Yad Ezra Kosher Food Pantry
Evaluation” Yad Ezra Kosher Food Pantry.

Teaching, training, mentorship grants


2007 Role: Participant, with Schultheis, Alexandra W. (organizer) and
Grieve, Gregory P. "Teaching Human Rights Films as External
Memory: The Politics of Public Memory and Future Justice"
Faculty Summer Fellowships Center for Critical Inquiry in the
Liberal Arts.
2007 Role: Mentor (Jennifer Horton, student researcher). "A Visual
Analysis of North Carolina’s Immigrant Communities"
Undergraduate Research Award, Office of Undergraduate
Research.
2007 Role: Instructor. "The Triadʹs Global Identity: Visual
Ethnography of the North Carolina’s Immigrant Communities"
Course Development Grant Lloyd International Honors College.
2005 Role: Advisor. “The Impact of Cultural and Linguistic
Competency of Service Coordinators on Latino Families
Receiving Early Intervention Services” Undergraduate Research
Grant. Honors College Wayne State University

Teaching and mentoring

Courses taught:
2006 ‐ Present University of North Carolina Greensboro
Sociology 202/ International Studies 233 ‐ Social Problems in
Global Context
Sociology 301 – Research Methods
Honors XXX ‐ The Triadʹs Global Identity: Visual Ethnography
of the North Carolina’s Immigrant Communities
Sociology 344/ International Studies 333 ‐ Global Societies
Sociology 616 ‐ Advanced Research Methods
1999‐2004 Arizona State University
Preparation for English 101 Upward Bound
Sociology 341 – Modern Social Problems
Sociology 391 – Methods of Social Research
Sociology 101 – Introduction to Sociology
2001‐2004 Mesa Community College
Sociology 212 – Women & Men in a Changing Society
Sociology 101 – Introduction to Sociology

Master’s Thesis
2007‐2008 Joyce Clapp, Sociology. “The Role of Religion in Acculturation
of International Students” University of North Carolina
Greensboro (Committee Chair)
2007‐2008 Matthew Hodler, Sociology. University of North Carolina
Greensboro (Committee Member)
Internship
2007‐2008 Lindsay Levis, Sociology. University of North Carolina
Greensboro (Committee Chair)
2007‐2008 Ariane Thompson, Sociology. University of North Carolina
Greensboro (Committee Member)

PhD dissertation committees:


2006 Farnad Darnell, Sociology. “Adoption Identity as Shared
Identity Among Adult Korean Adoptees” Wayne State
University.

Research Advisor:
2006‐2007 Samra Nassar “Yemeni‐American Assimilation or Isolation”
Wayne State University.
2005 Farnad Darnell “Pilot Study of Transcultural Identity Formation
in Asian Adoptees” Wayne State University.
2005 Violeta Donawa “The Impact of Cultural and Linguistic
Competency of Service Coordinators on Latino Families
Receiving Early Intervention Services” Wayne State University.

Professional service
2007 Academic Conference: Moderator/Facilitator. “Institutional Review, Ethics,
and Academic Freedom,” International Visual Sociological Association, New
York, New York (International).
2007 Academic Conference: Moderator/Facilitator. “SSSP Global Division, Session
38: Globalization, Immigration and the Changing Nature of Work (Global;
Labor Studies; and Racial and Ethnic Minorities)”, The Society for the Study of
Social Problems New York, New York (National).
2007 Peer Referee for Journal Article. Sociological Inquiry, Kroll‐Smith, S. ed. Peer
review of article 3‐07‐116 (National).
2007 Peer Referee for Journal Article. Sociological Inquiry, Kroll‐Smith, S. ed. Peer
review of article 11‐06‐087 (National).
2007 Reviewer Documentary Film for Journal. Visual Studies, Grady, J. ed. Review
of documentary film Maquilapolis for Visual Studies (International).
2006 Peer Referee for Journal Article. Critical Sociology, Fasenfest, D. ed. Peer
review of article (National).
2006 Reviewer ‐ Grant Proposal Related to Expertise. NSF Social & Economic
Sciences ‐ Sociology, Patricia White, Program Director, Sociology, National
Science Foundation [Proposal Number: 0647927], DC, District of Columbia
(National).

Community service
2006 – Present Role: Consultant/Technical Assistance. Greensboro Housing
Coalition grant proposal to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
2005 Role: Evaluator. Mariners Inn Homeless Services, Detroit, MI.
David Sampson, Deputy Director.
2004 ‐2005 Role: Evaluator. The Open Door (homeless services) at Fort
Street Presbyterian Church. John Heiss, Director.

Service to Department
2006 ‐2007 Department Scribe
2006 Organized Presentation International Labor Rights Fund Wal‐
Mart Sweatshop Speakers Tour

Service to University
2007 ‐2009 International and Global Studies Program Committee Member

Faculty Development
Luncheon Discussion Groups
2006‐2007 UNCG Center for Critical Inquiry Sponsored Luncheons.

Research‐Related Conferences/Seminars/Trainings
2007 UNCG Office of Research Compliance: How to Write a Flawless IRB
Eric Allen, Office of Research Compliance.
2006 SF Regional Grants Conference College Park, Maryland.

Professional affiliations
American Sociological Association ‐ Member Latino/a Sociology and International
Migration Sections
Society for the Study of Social Problems ‐ Executive Committee Global Division
International Visual Sociologists Association ‐ Member
Southern Sociological Society ‐ Member

Languages and other skills


Fluent in Spanish, English
Basic skills in Mandarin
Qualitative Analysis Packages: MAXqda2 and Atlas.ti
Statistical Analysis Packages: SAS, SPSS, and LISREL
Geographic Information Systems (GIS): ArcView, ArcGIS
Video production skills include use of traditional A/B Roll video editing stations as
well as various nonlinear programs on Mac and PC platforms including: Adobe
Premier, Media 100, and Final Cut Pro.