Leadership Case Study: Understand the Roots of Corruption in Bell, California

By Ehap Alahmed In 2010, a massive level of corruption was discovered in Bell, California. Robert Rizzo, the city’s Chief Administrator Officer, made $1.5 million in total compensation annually, and four of the city’s five Councilmembers earned nearly $100,000 per year. The money was extracted from (a) raising property taxes; (b) issuing bonds for imaginary…

Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship 2020

Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship Summer 2020 – May 2021 In keeping with Frederick Douglass’ life of public service and commitment to equity and access, the Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are offering teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final…

Lack of Women in Law Enforcement

By Kacy Crowley In the United States, women have been disproportionately underrepresented in the law enforcement field for decades. The following case study will explore the history of women in law enforcement while addressing the current statistical data highlighting the underrepresentation and undervaluation of women police officers in our society. I will address several feminist…

Internship at Sage’s Army

ABOUT SAGE’s ARMY Sage’s Army, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Carmen Capozzi following the death of his son, Sage. Sage’s Army is dedicated to bringing awareness, compassion, and action to communities affected by the drug epidemic. Apply Here Internship ABOUT SAGE’s ARMY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: The internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable learning and…

Sociology Graduation Ceremony 2019

2019 IUP Sociology Department Graduation Ceremony May 11th, 2019 Opening Remarks: Dr. Michelle Sandhoff Presentation of Undergraduate Degrees: Dr. Dana Hysock-Witham Undergraduate Student Speaker: Autumn Dietrich Presentation of Graduate Degrees: Dr. Melanie Duncan Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Kylie Smith Kay Snyder & Tom Nowak Award for Department Service: Dr. Melanie Duncan

Prioritizing Women: A Historical Analysis

Jenna God is a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College. The essays below is from her Freshman Honors Sociology Course focused on the organizing question “How do we understand and use the past?” ——- What is the conflict theory and how does it apply to both colonial-day women and present-day women? The New…

Transformational Leadership – a poem

By Andrew J. Hughes Andrew is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology’s Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors, Ph.D. program and the director of the Garthwait Leadership Center at Gettysburg College.  What does it mean to transform or to be transformed? Is it to be a part of a revolution? An…