Kyle Anne Nelson

Assistant ProfessorKyle Anne Nelson

Ph.D. University of Maryland

Telephone: (970) 351-2592

E-mailkyle.nelson@unco.edu

Office:  Candelaria 2040

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. She is currently co-faculty advisor for the Sociology Club, Socially Constructed.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 170 Social Problems
  • SOC 258 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SOC 333 Social Class and Inequality
  • SOC 448 Issues in Social Policy
  • SOC 580 Social Policy Analysis

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Spanish proficiency

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

  • Inequality
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Latino migration and spatial assimilation
  • Health disparities

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PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (click here)

FUNDED PROJECTS   

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 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: 2011, Hillary-Anne Higgins, Committee Member
  • Master's Research Project: 2010, Hamad Alketbi, Committee Member
  • Master's Research Project: 2010, Ashley Conner, "Conceptualizing critical thinking skills of Introduction to Sociology students through the use of Blooms Taxonomy." Committee Member

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • 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

  • 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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