Kyle Anne Nelson

Associate ProfessorKyle Anne Nelson

Ph.D. University of Maryland
M.P.H. The George Washington University

Telephone: (970) 351-2592

E-mailkyle.nelson@unco.edu

Office:  Candelaria 2285B

Dr. Nelson’s expertise is inequality, race and ethnicity, migration and spatial assimilation, health disparities as well as quantitative and qualitative research. Prior to starting her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology, she worked at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. as a health policy analyst. Her current research projects center around residential segregation and ethnicity.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 170 Social Problems
  • SOC 258 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SOC 302 Global Immigration
  • SOC 333 Social Class and Inequality
  • SOC 480 Social Issues Capstone
  • SOC 448 Issues in Social Policy
  • SOC 580 Social Policy Analysis
  • SOC 590 Graduate Student Professional Seminar
  • SOC 660 Applied Social Research

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Spanish proficiency

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

  • Immigration and integration
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Inequality
  • Health disparities

PUBLICATIONS

Under Juried Review

  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Michel Infante. 2013. "Integrating the best of both worlds: Details from Mexican-origin college students about their bicultural identities and adjustment experiences." Under Review by International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (RIMCIS)
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne, Christine Marston, and Michelle Behr (co-authors). 2011. "Bridge to Graduation: Evaluation of a High School Dropout Prevention Program for Latino Males." Under review by Journal for the Education of Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR).

Review and Resubmit

  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Christine Marston (co-authors). 2013. "Incorporating Service Learners in Community Engaged Research: Experiential Application of Social Science Perspectives and Research Methods." Under Review by The Journal of Educational Research and Innovation.

Juried

  • Nelson, Kyle Anne, 2013. "Does residential segregation help or hurt? Exploring differences in the relationship between segregation and health among U.S. Hispanics by nativity and ethnic subgroup." The Social Sciences Journal, 50(4), 646-657.
  • Iceland, John and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2010. “The Residential Segregation of Mixed Nativity Married Couples.” Demography, 47(4): 869-893
  • Iceland, John, Kimberly A. Goyette, Kyle Anne Nelson, and Chaowen Chan. 2010. “Racial and Ethnic Segregation and Household Structure: A Research Note.” Social Sciences Research, 39(1): 39-47
  • Iceland, John and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2008. “Hispanic Segregation in Metropolitan America: Exploring the Multiple Forms of Spatial Assimilation.” American Sociological Review, 73(5): 741-765
  • Yuh, Jongil, Kathleen Maloy, Kyle Anne Kenney, and David Reiss. 2006. “General Psychiatrists and their Patients’ Children: Assessment and Prevention.” Psychiatric Quarterly, 77(2): 97-118

Non-Juried

  • Henderson, Angie and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2013. "Connecting Classroom to Community: UNC Professors Help Local Agencies Serve Refugess." Teaching/Learning Matters, 42(2), 4-5.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne, Christine Marston, and Michelle Behr (co-authors). 2011. "Greeley Central High School Student Recovery Program (SRP) Program Evaluation.
  • Kenney, Kyle Anne, Sarah Blake, Kathleen Maloy, Usha Ranji and Alina Salganicoff. 2004. “Hearing Their Voices. Lessons from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act. Focus Group Findings from California.” Report Prepared for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Maloy, Kathleen, Kyle Anne Kenney, Sarah Blake, and Michelle Proser. 2003. “State Implementation of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. Findings from 16 States.” Report prepared for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Maloy, Kathleen, Kyle Anne Kenney, Julie Darnell, and Soeurette Cyprien. 2002. “Can Medicaid Work for Working Families?” Data book and report prepared for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Kenney, Kyle Anne and Kathleen Maloy. 2000. “Immigrants Speak Out About Their Experiences Accessing Medicaid and Health Care
    Services­.” Report prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Maloy, Kathleen, Julie Darnell, Lea Nolan, Kyle Anne Kenney, and Soeurette Cyprien. 2000. “Effects of the 1996 Welfare and Immigration Reform Laws on the Ability and Willingness of Immigrants to Access Medicaid and Health Care Services.” Report prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Kenney, Kyle Anne, Kathleen Maloy, and Barbara Kreling. 1999. “Experiences of HIV-Infected Beneficiaries in the Move to Mandatory Medicaid Managed Care in Three States.” Report prepared for the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Nelson, Kyle Anne, Christine Marston, Michelle Behr, and Giovanni Flores. 2014 (forthcoming). "Refugee Migration Histories in a Meatpacking Town: Blurring the Line between Primary and Secondary Migration." Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Christine Marston. 2013. "Applying Social Science Perspective on Global Issues through Service Learning." Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Christine Marston. 2013. "Applying Social Science Perspective on Global Issues through Service Learning." Poster, UNC Teaching and Learning Fair.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Christine Marston. 2012. "Sharing Recipes, Sharing Culture: A Service-Learning Project for UNC Students and Greeley's Global Refugee Center." UNC Engaged Scholars Symposium.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Michel Infante. 2012. "Integrating the best of both worlds: Bicultural adjustment of Mexican-origin college students" American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Denver.
  • Kyle Anne Nelson, Marston, Christine, Michelle Behr. 2011. “Mixed-Method Evaluation of a Retention Program for At-Risk Male Latino High School Students.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle. Presenter.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne. 2010. “Residential Segregation: Hurting or Helping U.S. Hispanic Health?” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta. Presenter.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne. 2010. “Comparing the link between health and residential segregation for U.S. Hispanics and African Americans.” Midwest/North-Central Sociological Societies Regional Meeting, Chicago. Presenter.
  • Iceland, John and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2007. “Hispanic Segregation in Metropolitan America: Exploring the Multiple Forms of Spatial Assimilation.” Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New York City. Presenter.
  • Nelson, Kyle Anne and Joan R. Kahn. 2006. “Does Place Matter? Metro Area Differences in the Gains to Human Capital for Male Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S.” Poster Award Winner, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. Presenter.
  • Maloy, Kathleen, Kyle Anne Kenney, Sarah Blake, and Michelle Proser. 2003. “State Implementation of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. Findings from 16 States.” Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Seventh International Conference, Washington, DC. Presenter.
  • Maloy, Kathleen, Kyle Anne Kenney, Julie Darnell, and Soeurette Cyprien. 2002. “Can Medicaid Work for Working Families?” Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy Annual Meeting. Presenter.

FUNDED PROJECTS   

  • 2013, Recipient, UNC Summer Support Initiative for Research with Christine Marston (Economics and Social Sciences). Awarded $2,971 for Refugee Integration in Northern Colorado project with the Global Refugee Center.
  • 2012, Recipient, UNC Summer Support Initiative for Research with Christine Marston (Economics and Social Sciences) and Michelle Behr (Geography and Dean's Office). Awarded $2,971 for Refugee Integration in Northern Colorado projects with the Global Refugee Center.
  • 2011 Recipient, UNC Summer Support for Research and Grant Writing with Christine Marston (Economics and Social Sciences) and Michelle Behr (Geography and Dean's Office). Awarded $2,971 for manuscript preparation of Greeley Central High School Student Recovery Program research.
  • 2010 Application Submitted for NEH Enduring Questions Grant (awards to be announced Spring 2011)

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT

  • 2010 – 2011, Program Evaluation of Greeley Central High School Student Recovery Program with Christine Marston (Economics and Social Sciences) and Michelle Behr (Geography and Dean’s Office)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATION

  • Member and Presenter, American Sociological Association, 2007-Present
  • Member and Presenter, Western Social Science Association; 2013 - Present
  • Member and Presenter, Midwest Sociological Association, 2010-2011
  • Member, Presenter, Session Presider and Discussant, Pacific Sociological Association; 2010 - present
  • Member and Presenter, Population Association of America, 2006-2007

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 2013 - Present, Board Member and Secretary, Global Refugee Center
  • 2012 - Present, Volunteer, "Outside our walls" community service, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2006 - 2007 Volunteer, Spanish Catholic Center, Langley Park, Maryland
  • 1998-2001 Volunteer, La Clinica del Pueblo, Washington, DC

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEES

  • Master's Thesis Project, 2013- Present, Quintin Myers, Chair
  • Master's Thesis Project, 2013-Present, Giovannie Flores, Chair
  • Research Report, 2013-Present, Daniel Jose Sanchez, Advisor
  • Doctoral Dissertation, 2013-Present, Vanja Pejic, School Psychology, Faculty Representative
  • Research Report, Brandi Williams Palmer, Advisor, Graduated 2013
  • Thesis, Angela Pinon, Committee, Graduated 2013
  • Thesis, Melissa Welch, Committee, Graduated 2013
  • Thesis, Morgan Avery, Committee, Graduated 2013
  • Research Report, Mary Jones, Committee Member, Graduated 2013
  • Research Report, Hillary-Anne Higgins, Committee, Graduated
  • Research Report, Hamad Alketbi, Committee, Graduate 2011
  • Research Report:, Ashley Conner, Committee, Graduated 2010

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • 2013 Participant, UNC Assessment Leadership Institute
  • 2013 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to American Sociological Review
  • 2013 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to The Social Science Journal
  • 2012-2013, Selected Participant, Engaged Faculty Institute on Service Learning
  • 2012 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to Urban Studies
  • 2012 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to Social Problems
  • 2011, Recipient, UNC Graduate Faculty Status
  • 2011, Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to American Sociological Review
  • 2011, Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to Social Forces
  • 2010 Recipient, Office of Extended Studies online course design support
  • 2010, Attendant, UNC Grant-writing seminar
  • 2010 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to American Sociological Review
  • 2009 Reviewer, Inequality Reader
  • 2009 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to Sociological Perspectives
  • 2008 Reviewer, Manuscript submitted to American Sociological Review

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013 Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research (UNC, $1,000 for research)
  • 2013 Nominee, Engaged Scholar Award, UNC Engaged Scholars Symposium
  • 2012 Nominee, Engaged Scholar Award, UNC Engaged Scholars Symposium
  • 2012 #3 Best Professor in HSS, UNC Mirror student poll
  • 2012 Nominee, UNC Inspiring Women's Award, Faculty
  • 2011 Outstanding Professor Recognition, UNC Delta Zeta Sorority
  • 2008 Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship Award Finalist, University of Maryland
  • 2006 Population Association of America Annual Meeting Poster Award
  • 2003 – 2005 C.W. Mills Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of Maryland
  • 1996 The Thomas E. Zetkov Scholarship, Colgate University
  • 1995 The Lila and Curtiss Frank Scholarship, Colgate University

 

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