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Kristin Kenneavy

Ramapo Success Story

“The environment at Ramapo College has allowed me to create projects that bring together all aspects of my job: teaching, scholarship and service to the College and community. My colleagues (faculty and staff) are amazing, smart, supportive individuals with whom I love working. I especially cherish being able to bridge student affairs and academic affairs through my role as Faculty Fellow for Assessment in the Center for Student Involvement.

Working with students on research projects has been the highlight of my time at Ramapo College. Students in my Public Sociologies course gathered three waves of data from RCNJ students about their willingness to intervene to prevent interpersonal violence. In addition to designing and fielding the research, each class created awareness events to inform students about the ways in which they can make everyone on campus safer by taking seriously their responsibility as active bystanders. As a result of working closely with my students on original research, I’ve also been able to secure Ramapo College Foundation grants to take them to national and regional conferences, including the annual Eastern Sociological Society Meeting and American Sociological Association Meeting. At the end of each semester, students in Social Research, Social Statistics, Public Sociologies and Capstone in Sociology courses come together at our Sociology Student Research Symposium to share the results of their research projects. Come and join us!”

– Kristin is an Associate Professor of Sociology, the Faculty Fellow for Assessment for the Center for Student Involvement, and first joined Ramapo in 2008. For more information, please visit Kristin’s Faculty Profile.

Social Science and Human Services

Recent Publications

(Forthcoming) Invited essay entitled “Sociologists in Action: Using Sociology to Improve Campus Life and Gain Marketable Skills” in Our Social World by Jeanne Ballantine, Keith Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen; To be published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Scheduled Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Deitch-Stackhouse, J., K. Kenneavy, R. Thayer. J. Mascari, A. D. Berkowitz, (2015) “The influence of social norms on advancement through bystander stages for preventing interpersonal violence (IPV)”, Violence Against Women 21(10) 1284-1307.

Kenneavy, K. (2013). New contours in the mediated sex/gender/sexuality landscape [Review of the book The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media edited by Karen Ross]. Sex Roles, 68(9), 620-622.

Kenneavy, K. (2012). Support for homosexuals’ civil liberties: The influence of familial gender role attitudes across religious denominations. Social Forces, 90(4), 1347-1375.

Kenneavy, K. (2011). Public sociology: A love affair. Teaching/Learning Matters: ASA’s Newsletter for the Section on Teaching and Learning, 40(2), 4-5.

Awards and Accomplishments

Exemplary Contributions to the Common Good, Civic and Community Engagement Center (2015)
The Henry Bischoff Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD., Sociology
M.A., Sociology

University of Oklahoma
B.A. Communication

Classes Known For

Social Research
Social Statistics
Public Sociologies
Crime & Media
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Media and Pop Culture