Faculty and Staff

Troy Campus

Annette Marie Allen, Ph.D

Chair, Associate Professor of Sociology

MSCX 132
Troy, AL 36103
Telephone: 1-334-808-6595

aallen40379@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, University of North Texas. Degree in Sociology.
Major area: Family and Life Cycles. Certification in Aging.

MA, University of Houston. Degree in Sociology.

BS, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana. Degree in Sociology.

Areas of Expertise:
Sociology of Aging, Gerontology, Urban Sociology, Death and Dying, Medical Sociology, Family and Life Cycle, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sexuality.

Biography:
Dr. Allen joined the Troy faculty in 1993 as an adjunct on the Montgomery Campus.  In 2006 she joined the faculty as a fulltime Associate Professor, taking on the role of Department Chair in 2007, and Assistant Dean of Administration in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2012.  In April, 2013, Dr. Allen became the Division Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and relocated to the Troy Campus.  Her current research interests include AIDS and Aging, Death and Dying, Racial Issues in Society and Leadership Styles of Women.  Dr. Allen has supervised a number of student internships and integrates service learning in classes when possible.  Dr. Allen has presented over 40 papers at a variety of Sociology and Gerontology academic conferences and has three publications. 

Courses Taught at TROY:
Undergraduate Classes: Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of Aging, Gerontology, Death and Dying, Medical Sociology, Minorities in the U.S. Social Structure, Urban Sociology

Marriage and Family Relations. Graduate Classes: Social Science Seminar, Minorities in the U.S. Social Structure, 
Sociology of Health, Medicine and Illness and Death and Dying

 

Yolanda A. Anderson

Lecturer, Sociology

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082


yanderson@troy.edu

Education:
Ms. Anderson received her Master of Arts in College Teaching (Sociology) Degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama in June, 2000. 

She began her teaching career at Troy University in February, 2001. 

Areas of Expertise:
Ms. Anderson serves as Chapter Representative for Alpha Kappa Delta, National Honor Society for Sociology.  

Courses Taught at TROY: SOC 2275: Introduction to Sociology, SOC 2280: Social Problems in Contemporary Society
SOC 3301: Social Change, SOC 3310: Minorities in U.S. Social Structure, SOC 3323: Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 3346: Deviant Behavior, SOC 3380: Social Behavior

 

Christopher S. Bradley, Ph.D 

Associate Professor of Sociology

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36103
MSCX 132
Telephone: 1-334-808-6546

cbradley149481@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, Bowling Green State University. Degree in sociology. Major area: social psychology.  Minor area: statistics and methodology.

MA, Bowling Green State University.  Degree in sociology.  Concentration in social psychology.

BS, Northern Arizona University.  Degree in sociology.  Minor in social work.

Areas of Expertise:
Social psychology; sociology of religion; research methods; statistics; racial and ethnic relations.

Biography:
Christopher joined the Troy faculty in 2015.  His current research interests include the intersections of social psychology and religiosity, with the specific focus on how empathetic responses vary as a function of religious affiliation.  To date Christopher has published nine peer reviewed journal articles, authored twenty applied research reports, accrued over $200,000 in grants and has co-wrote a book (with the late Anson Shupe) which examines the intersections of social psychology and Zen Buddhism. 

Courses Taught at TROY:
Introduction to Sociology, Social Institutions, Social Stratification, Social Behavior, Minorities in U.S. Social Structure, Research Methods, Statistics

 

Jeneve R. Brooks, Ph.D 

Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Chair, Dothan Campus

Troy University
Dothan, AL 36304
Adams Bldg. 400I
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556-1394

jrbrooks@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, Fordham University, Sociology
MS, Hunter College, Social Research
BS, Cornell University, Human Service Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Peace Movement Mobilization, Race Relations/Inequality, Protest Music, Mass Media/Political Popular Culture

Biography:
Dr. Brooks started at Troy University in 2010.  Her research interests examine peace movement mobilization through protest music, race relations, political psychology, and mass media/popular culture.  She organizes Dialogues on Race Relations events which have brought together law enforcement, politicians, clergy, activists, and community members to discuss the growing concerns over the racial divide, both nationally and locally.

In addition, Jeneve was a co-founder/organizer of the Wiregrass Blues Fest and leads the Troy-Dothan Community Engagement Team. She was a recipient of the Troy-Dothan Faculty Excellence Award and the City of Dothan's Award for Service and Excellence.

Courses Taught at TROY:
Introduction to Sociology, Social Change, Peace, Conflict and Human Rights, Popular Culture and Mass Media, Urban Sociology

 

Ellis Bush

Lecturer

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
Smith Hall 174
Telephone: 1-334-808-6415

bushe@troy.edu

 

Nicholas Ed D'Andrea

Professor

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
MSX 320-A
Telephone: 1-334-670-3757

ndandrea082443@troy.edu

 

Samantha Earnest, Ph.D

Lecturer of Geography, Troy Campus

Troy University
MSCX Room 132 Troy
Alabama 36082
Telephone: 1-334-808-6420

searnest@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, Florida State University, Geography
BS, Troy University, Social Sciences (Anthropology concentration); double-major in Mathematics

Areas of Expertise:
geography of historic preservation, human geography, political geography, Geographic Information Systems

Biography:
Dr. Earnest joined the Troy faculty in 2010.  Her research interests include perceptions of the importance of historic places, contested sites of monumentation/memorialization and historic preservation, and the intersection of politics with these ideas.

Courses Taught at TROY: World Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Geography, Economic Geography
Basic GIS, GIS in Criminal Justice, Conservation, Urbanism, Web-Based GIS, Historical Geography of North America
Statistical Applications of Social Science Inquiry, Spatial Applications of Social Science Inquiry, Selected Topics in Geography: Geography of Historic Preservation

 

Jason A Mann

Lecturer

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
MSX 125
Telephone:1-334-670-3957

jmann@troy.edu

 

Sue Ellen Weeks

Lecturer

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
MSX 132
Telephone:1-334-670-5643

 

Yuhao Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Geography

Department of Geospatial Informatics
340 Wallace Hall
Troy, AL 36103

yuhaowu@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6730

Education:
PhD in Geography The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Jan 2010 - Jul 2014)

MSc in Geomatics (GIS) Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Sept 2007 - Mar 2009)

BEng in Computer Science Beijing Normal University, China (Sept 2003 - Jul 2007)

Areas of Expertise:
Personal heat exposure measurement
Spatial analysis for estimating effects of climate change on public health
Quantitative methods for examining the association between climate change and crime
GIS and statistical models for evaluating the contribution of climate change on plague outbreaks
Quantitative methods on transportation safety and behavior geography
Biography:
Dr. Wu (he goes by Connor) joined Troy University in August 2018. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech between 2016 to 2018. His postdoctoral research focused on the Alabama heat and its effects on health outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, non-accidental death, and fatal traffic accidents). Before that, he was a Research Associate at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the primary responsibilities to investigate the association between historical plague outbreaks and climate change from the GIS perspective. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Geography from HKU, an MSc in Geomatics (GIS) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a BEng in Computer Science from the Beijing Normal University. He has experience in data collection and mining, statistics, and spatiotemporal analysis with GIS and remote sensing skills, and his research interests include public health, epidemiology, climate change, and transportation safety.

Courses Taught at TROY:
GEO-2210 World Regional Geography, GEO-3300 Principles of Physical Geography, SS-3377 Spatial Applications in Social Science Inquiry, SS-3375 Introduction to Social Scientific Inquiry, GEO-3301 Principles of Cultural Geography, GEO 4411 Population and Society

Selected Journal Papers
Connor Y.H. Wu, Michael Bennett, Katherine Fox, Aaron Hubbard, Laura Parkhurst, Rebecca Sherrod, Sarah Holguin, Julia M. Gohlke, and Susan W. Marmagas. (2019). "Geological data and outreach methods for designing targeted home radon testing programs." Environmental Earth Sciences 78 (4):120. doi: 10.1007/s12665-019-8123-5. (IF=1.765)
Connor Y.H. Wu, Benjamin Zaitchik, and Julia M. Gohlke (2018). Heat waves and fatal traffic crashes in the continental United States. Accident Analysis & Prevention (IF=3.209)
Connor Y.H. Wu, Benjamin Zaitchik, Samarth Swarup, and Julia M. Gohlke (2019). Influence of the spatial resolution of the exposure estimate in determining the association between heat waves and adverse health outcomes. Annals of the American Association of Geographers (IF=2.756)
Ricci .P.H. Yue, Harry F. Lee, & Connor Y.H. Wu (2017). Trade routes and plague transmission in pre-industrial Europe. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13481-2 (IF=5.228)
Yun Jian, Connor Y.H. Wu, Julia M. Gohlke (2017). Effect modification by environmental quality on the association between heatwaves and mortality in Alabama, United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF=2.035)
Connor Y.H. Wu, Mary B. Evans, Paul E. Wolff, & Julia M. Gohlke (2017). Environmental Health Priorities of Residents and Environmental Health Professionals: Implications for Improving Environmental Health Services in Rural Versus Urban Communities. Journal of Environmental Health
Connor Y.H. Wu, and Becky. P. Y. Loo (2017). Changes in novice motorcyclist safety in Hong Kong after the probationary driving license scheme. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science. DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2017.1289277 (IF=1.477)
Ricci .P.H. Yue, Harry F. Lee, & Connor Y.H. Wu (2016). Navigable rivers facilitated the spread and recurrence of plague in pre-industrial Europe. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep34867 (IF = 5.228)
Connor Y.H. Wu, and Becky. P. Y. Loo (2015). Motorcycle safety among motorcycle taxi drivers in developing countries: A case study of Maoming, South China. Traffic Injury Prevention 17(2): 170-175. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2015.1048336 (IF=1.413)

seweeks@troy.edu

 

TROY Online

 

Tom Dunn, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Troy University
Beal Parkway Campus Ft.
Walton Beach, FL 32548
Telephone: 1-850-301-2136

tpdunn@troy.edu

Education:
B.A. Western Kentucky University
M.A. University of Kentucky
Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Areas of Expertise:
Social Psychology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Sport, Professional Ethics

Biography:
Dr. Dunn holds the designation of Professor Emeritus from Western Kentucky University. In addition to teaching Sociology courses in his four primary subfields of Sociology, he has also taught courses in Psychology and Anthropology. Dr. Dunn served as Faculty Chair for the University School Program, Regional Chair of Arts and Sciences, Regional Chair of General Studies and Interim Academic Dean for University College (now, Global Campus).

His current research, conference presentation and publication interests include online education, professional ethics and police consolidation and his community service activities include having developed and served as Coordinator of the Florida District Speakers Bureau.

Courses Taught at TROY:
Introductory Sociology, Minorities in the U.S Social Structure, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Sport, Social Behavior (Social Psychology), Selected Topics in Sociology, General Psychology, Cultural Anthropology

 

MONTGOMERY Campus

 

Sharon Lindhorst Everhardt, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Montgomery campus

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
136 Catoma St. Room 105
Montgomery, AL 36103
Telephone: 1-334-832-7287

severhardt@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, Wayne State University, Sociology
MA, University of Toledo, Sociology
BA, University of Toledo, Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
race, class, gender, housing, self-sufficiency programs, applied sociology

Biography:
Dr. Everhardt joined the Troy faculty in 2014.  Her main research interests include the study of race, class, and gender, especially low-income populations of women of color.  Currently, major projects concern poverty, food insecurity, social isolation, and community gardens in low-income areas of Alabama. 

Further areas of interest include housing, homeownership, self-sufficiency programs for low-income populations, and volunteerism.  She enjoys incorporating service learning into her classes to allow students to gain real world understanding of the topics they are studying.  She was the recipient of the 2015 Troy-Montgomery Faculty Excellence Award.

Courses Taught at TROY:
Introduction to Sociology, Social Aspects of Human Sexuality, Minorities in the U.S. Structure, Introduction to Social Science Inquiry,
Social Stratification, Urban Sociology

 

DOTHAN Campus

 

Jeneve R. Brooks, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Chair, Dothan Campus

Troy University
Dothan, AL 36304
Adams Bldg. 400I
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556-1394

jrbrooks@troy.edu

Education:
PhD, Fordham University, Sociology
MS, Hunter College, Social Research
BS, Cornell University, Human Service Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Peace Movement Mobilization, Race Relations/Inequality, Protest Music, Mass Media/Political Popular Culture

Biography:
Dr. Brooks started at Troy University in 2010.  Her research interests examine peace movement mobilization through protest music, race relations, political psychology, and mass media/popular culture.  She organizes Dialogues on Race Relations events which have brought together law enforcement, politicians, clergy, activists, and community members to discuss the growing concerns over the racial divide, both nationally and locally.

In addition, Jeneve was a co-founder/organizer of the Wiregrass Blues Fest and leads the Troy-Dothan Community Engagement Team. She was a recipient of the Troy-Dothan Faculty Excellence Award and the City of Dothan's Award for Service and Excellence.

Courses Taught at TROY:
Introduction to Sociology, Social Change, Peace, Conflict and Human Rights, Popular Culture and Mass Media, Urban Sociology