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Dr. Yaschica Williams


Dr. Yaschica Williams


558 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-4697
ywilliams@una.edu
Associate Professor and Department Chair

Ph.D. Sociology. Western Michigan University
M.S. Criminal Justice. The University of Alabama
B.A. Criminal Justice. The University of Alabama

 Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Department Chair Award (2018). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Department Award for Diversity and Inclusion Award (2016). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Department Award for Community Engagement Award (2015). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Martin Luther King/César Chavez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship (2001). Western Michigan University.

Areas of Interest

Juvenile Delinquency; Criminology; Family Violence; Gender-Based Violence; Victimology; Gender and Crime; Media and Crime; Inequality; Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender.

Dr. Amber Paulk

Dr. Amber Paulk
560 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-4855
apaulk@una.edu
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies. Auburn University.
M.S. Human Development and Family Studies. Auburn University.
B.A. Psychology. Auburn University

Awards Received

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Award for Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising. (2017).
  • Outstanding Faculty Award. (2017). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Academic Affairs Award for Outstanding Advising. (2016). University of North Alabama.
  • Early Career Outstanding Faculty Award - Service. (2015). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.

Areas of Interest

Healthy Intimate Relationships, which includes the Parent-Child Relationship, Peer Relationships, and Romantic relationships; Intimate Partner Violence Prevention; Title IX Compliance in Higher Education; Child Development and Early Childhood Education; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Andrea Hunt

Dr. Andrea Hunt
557 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-5137
ahunt3@una.edu
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Sociology North Carolina State University.
M.A. Sociology. University of South Alabama.
B.S. Social and Behavioral Sciences. Rogers State University.

Honors and Awards
  • Early Faculty Award for Teaching (2017). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Academic Affairs Award for Excellence in Service (2016). University of North Alabama.
  • Early Faculty Award for Service (2016). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • Trustee of Prosperity (Rising Young Professional in the Shoals) (2016), Times Daily, Florence, AL.

Areas of Interest

Caregiving, Work and Family; Aging and the Life Course; Disability, Gender, Race and

Ethnicity; Social Class; Child and Adolescent Outcomes; Hip-Hop Culture; Survey Research; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Alex Takeuchi ("Dr. T")

Dr. Alex Takeuchi
562 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-4527
satakeuchi@una.edu
Professor and University Ombudsman

Ph.D. Sociology. Washington State University.
M.A. Sociology. Washington State University.
B.A. Sociology. Washington State University.
B.S. Psychology. Washington State University.

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Affairs Award for Outstanding Research (2009). University of North Alabama.
  • American Education Week “Teacher of the Year” Award (2009). American Education Week Committee.
  • The James F. Short Jr. Research Excellence Award (1999). Washington State University.

Areas of Interest

Social Psychology (Interpersonal Attraction, Dyadic Interaction); Social Deviance (Deviance Theories)

Dr. May Takeuchi ("Dr. May")

Dr. May Takeuchi
561 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-4538
mmtakeuchi@una.edu
Professor

Ph.D. Sociology. Washington State University.
M.A. Sociology. Washington State University.
B.A. Communication. Washington State University.

Awards Received

  • Outstanding Innovation Teaching Award (2016). College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Alabama.
  • American Sociological Association Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Award (2012). Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.
  • The James F. Short, Jr. Research Excellence Award (2003). Washington State University.

Areas of Interest

Social Psychology; Group Processes; Quantitative Methodology.

Ms. Shirley Grant-Rhodes

Ms. Shirley Grant-Rhodes
Administrative Assistant
559 Stevens Hall
(256) 765-4200
stgrant@una.edu
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