Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Ph.D. in Sociology, Michigan State University, 2016
M.A. in Sociology, Central Michigan University, 2011
B.A. in Sociology, Western Michigan University, 2005
Professor Underwood joined West Liberty University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Sociology. Dr. Underwood’s research and teaching interests in Sociology are vast, but some of her major areas of specializations include Dis/Ability, Health and Illness, and Deviancy. Before arriving at West Liberty, Professor Underwood taught a wide range of courses at Bowdoin College (2016-2017) and Grand Valley State University (2011-2016).
In her spare time, Professor Underwood enjoys taking in all of the beautiful sights offered in West Virginia, playing games (board games and video games), and spending time with family. She readily admits to being slightly obsessed with football and adorable animals.
Research and Teaching Interests
Health, Illness, and Health Care
Sociology of Knowledge
Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Families and Marriage
Food and the Environment