Diane Schott

Diane SchottLecturer

M.A.., University of Northern Colorado

Phone: 970-351-2192

E-mail: diane.schott@unco.edu

Office: Candelaria 2008

Diane Schott has been involved in a number of presentations about family abuse as well as about a campus hostage crisis.


  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Class & Inequality
  • Classical Social Theory


  • Marriage and Family Issues
  • Childhood and Adolescence
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Facilitation


  • Divorce/Re-marriage/Blended Families
  • Successful Marriages
  • Gender Issues
  • Expression of Emotion


  • From Buckie to God: A Case Study of Child Sexual Abuse, May 1995
    This study examined the lasting effects of child sexual abuse and compared abuse by biological fathers to that of abuse by step-fathers.


  • Presented paper at the Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 1995, about an in-depth case study on the effects of child sexual abuse as compared to the current research.
  • Presented at UNC, April 1995, about a research project designed and completed with the objective of assessing the effectiveness of Weld County’s current custody evaluation system from the perspectives of the parents involved, lawyers representing parents, evaluators, and the judicial system itself.
  • Present “How a University Counseling Center Dealt With a Hostage Crisis on Campus” as part of a panel presentation at the Colorado-Wyoming Counseling Association Meeting.  Each member of the panel, including the Director of the counseling center, presented on their experiences and reactions to being part of such an event and what was learned from the experience on a professional level.  Diane personally presented her account of the experience from an extern’s position at the counseling center.


  • Coping With Loss:  Developed and presented a workshop “Coping with Loss” for individuals and families dealing with significant losses in their lives such as death of a child or partner.  Workshop was based on current research in the area of grief and bereavement.  The three hour workshop has been offered in churches and as part of Diane’s private counseling practice.
  • Children of Divorce: This eight week counseling group was developed as a therapy group for children whose parents were going through, or had gone through, a divorce.  Children are separated into appropriate age groups and guided through activities and discussions that are age appropriate.  Groups have consistently filled to capacity and feedback from parents has been very positive in terms of seeing the benefit for their children from participating in the group.


  • Association for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Western Social Science Associations, 1994-present
  • Association for Humanistic Education & Development, American Counseling Association, 1996-present
  • American Sociological Association, 1999-2014


  • Socially Constructed Club, Fall 2005 - Spring 2014
  • Family Studies Club, Fall 2001- Spring 2003
  • Coach for Odyssey of the Mind, 1994-1995


  • Implemented Socially Constructed Club, organized, chartered, and began advising club members. Fall 2005 - Fall 2014
  • Faculty Advisor, Delta Chi Fraternity, Fall 2006-Fall 2011
  • Organized/Hosted, Sociology Spring Awards Ceremony, Spring 2006
  • Panel Member, Black Student Union, discussion of college students and intimated relationships.
  • Faculty Mentor, Residence Life, hosted two different presentations on gender; one for students in McGowen and one for students in Lawrenson, Spring 2006
  • Keynote Speaker, Greek Matriculation, topic was relationship between faculty and Greek affiliated students, Fall 2005.
  • Lecture, Greek affiliated students, importance of academic achievement, Spring 2004.
  • Recruitment Activity, Sociology Department, Fall 2003
  • New Course Development, Sociology of Emotions, April 2002
  • Marketing committee member, Summer Classes, March 2002-2003
  • Organized/Hosted, Sociology Spring Awards Ceremony, Spring 2006, Spring 2005
  • Host, Spring Fling, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003
  • Volunteer, Welcoming Week Activities, Fall 2002
  • Participate, Learning Communities, Spring 2001 - Fall 2007.
  • Faculty Sponsor, Family Studies Club, Fall 2001- Spring 2003
  • Course Embedded Assessment for General Education Council. Designed assignments. Fall 2001- Spring 2003.
  • Academic Advisor, Fall 2001- present
  • Host, Preview Days, August 1998-present
  • Career Guidance Program, Sociology, developed and presented, August 1998-2001.
  • Crisis Counseling, after UNC Hostage Crisis, September - October 1996.
  • Rules Committee, University Counseling Center, November 1996-1997
  • Resource Committee, Graduate Students Association, August 1995 - 1997
  • Activities Coordinator, Family Studies Club, August 1994 - May 1995


  • Sociology of Emotion
  • Introduction of Family Studies (online)
  • Sociology of Emotion (online)
  • Sociology of Childhood & Adolescence (online)


  • Graduate Summa Cum Laude, University of Northern Colorado, May 1995
  • Departmental Scholar Award, Sociology Department, UNC, April 1995
  • Who's Who Among College Students, 1994-1995
  • National Dean's List, 1994-195
  • Dean's List, Honor of Distinction, UNC, 1993-1994, 1994-1995


  • Fall 1998 - present, Invited to "Favorite Professor Night"
  • Fall 1999 - present, Recognition by the "World of Difference Award"
  • April 2001 - recognition from Residential Housing Association for teaching and student dedication.
  • Spring 2001 - Professor of the Semester award from Alpha Omicron Pi.
  • Spring 2003 - Mortar Board Favorite Professor
  • Fall 2003 - Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award in Arts and Sciences
  • Fall 2005 - Outstanding Professor Award from Delta Zeta.
  • Fall 2006 - Housing and Residence Life Academic Recognition Celebration
  • Fall 2008 - Outstanding Professor Award from Delta Chi
  • Fall 2009 - Outstanding accommodation assistance to students with disabilities.
  • Spring 2010 - First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty
  • Fall 2010 - Women's Studies distinguished service in teaching Sociology of Gender
  • Spring 2011 - First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty & Staff
  • Spring 2012 - First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty & Staff
  • Spring 2013 - "Inspiring Women's Award"
  • Spring 2013 - Acknowledged by Women's Studies for teaching excellence with Sociology of Gender course
  • Fall 2013 - "Made a Difference" award for making a difference in a first year student's academic success
  • Fall 2014 - "Inspired a First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty" award


  • Therapist, Diane Schott Counseling Office, 1998-present
  • Group Facilitator, UNC Counseling Center, Jan 2000-May 2000
  • Extern/Therapist, UNC, 1996-1997

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