Faculty Spotlight

Ye_Alice

This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.

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Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.

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Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.

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Dawn R. Norris
Visiting Instructor of Sociology

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Departments: Sociology
Office: Anne Arundel Hall, 113
Email: drnorris@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-2224

Education:

  • B.A., University of Maine, Orono, 2005
  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
  • Ph.D Candidate, University of Maryland, College Park

CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf)

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 304 Sociology of Work and Occupations 
  • SOCI 305 Sociological Social Psychology
  • SOCI 352 Topics in Sociology:
    The Life Course: A Sociological Perspective
    Self and Identity
  • SOCI 385 Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Self and Identity
  • Work and Occupations
  • Mental Health
  • Life Course

Publications

Norris, Dawn R.  2011. “Interactions that Trigger Self-Labeling: The Case of Older Undergraduates.
Symbolic Interaction 34:173-197.

Milkie, Melissa A., Dawn R. Norris, and Alex Bierman. 2011. “The Long Arm of Offspring: Adult Children’s
Troubles as Teenagers and Elderly Parents’ Mental Health.” Research on Aging 33:327-355.