Women Leaders: A Strategic Advantage

Christine M. Nowik is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves as the department chair of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World summit, recently shared her perspectives on leadership in “What Happens when Women Stop Leading like Men.”…

MY SUPERPOWER IS SOCIOLOGY, WHAT’S YOURS?

By Robert M. Matchett INTRODUCTION What does it mean to be a sociologist? This is a question that I have spent the last seven years of my life trying to answer. We know how to define sociology; but what does it mean to be a sociologist? Here is my take on this question. Being a…

Social Psychology and Disability

By Rob Matchett At some point in everyone’s life they will either have known someone with a disability or have had a disability themselves. Disability can manifest from genetics, a spur of the moment injury or ailment, or as a result to the aging process. When we study disability what we see is a lot…

Helping Professional’s Perceptions of Male Victimization in Prisons

By Chelsea Clark Between the years of 1980 and 2015, the number of Americans incarcerated increased from 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Of those 2.2 million, 93.2% are males.  In addition, around 5% of men disclose being victimized while incarcerated. Take a look at this clip Based on the social construction of masculinity, men are…

Administration and Leadership Studies PHD Info Night @IUPedu #IUP

Are you interested in earning your PhD program in Administration and Leadership Studies?  Come join us on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the HUB Allegheny Room on the IUP Campus for an information night to learn more about this program. The PhD program will enroll new students in Indiana for Summer 2018.  This is a part-time…

Syrian Refugees: The Myth and Reality

I advocate for a form policy thinking that focuses on durable, strategic, and long-term solutions on refugee policy that serves American interest in the long-term rather than immediately.

History of Psychedelics in Western Culture

Undoubtedly, figureheads, such as, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Ken Kesey, in the psychedelic movement had huge cultural impact during the 1960’s and beyond. From the anti-establishment to the radically spiritual views, ideologies proposed during the 1960’s revolutionized popular culture.

Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?

By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…

Domestic Violence: Men as the Victims

By Chelsea Ann Clark  Every day, there are 20 people per minute in the United States who are becoming victims of physical domestic violence. That’s 1,200 people an hour and 28,800 people a day. By definition domestic violence entails many other areas such as: physical, sexual, stalking, psychological or financial abuse. So what would the…