Photo of Dianne SykesDr. Dianne Sykes

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specializations: Social Theory, Social Change, Gender, Minority Groups, and Criminal Justice

(704) 406-3915

dsykes@gardner-webb.edu

 

Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; MAT, Pacific University; B.A., George Fox University

 

Professor Sykes' research has focused on a variety of areas, including multicultural education, media and children, telecommunications, and most currently animal rights and rescue organizations.  Professor Sykes is an active faculty advisor and student-centered professor.

 

Selected Books and Articles by Dr. Sykes

“Multicultural Education and Mexican Americans,” Latino Studies Journal

 

“Finding Ourselves in Each Other: Barney and the Other-Directed Child.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology. 

 

“Food as pleasure: Other Directedness in Food Ads.” Food and Society. 

 

Selected Presentations:

“Finding Society in Survivor: Teaching Social Concepts with Reality Television,” American Society of Humanistic Sociology.

 

“To All Who Come to this Place, Welcome: Postemotionalism and Its Discontents,” American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.

 

“The Little Girl was Saved: Organization Stories and the Adoption and Diffusion of Telemedicine,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco.

 

Memberships:

American Sociological Association

North Carolina Sociological Association

 

Curriculum Vitae