Raeda Anderson

I am excited to be pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology with a minor in Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) here at UNL. I earned an MS in Sociology and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Valdosta State University. Located in South Georgia—“nestled amongst the pines,” Valdosta State University is an Applied Sociology program, which helped to develop my strong interest in the connection between sociological research and people within the community.

 My research interests are in physical health, family, and quantitative methods, with a specific focus on persons with physical disabilities. My current research is examining the effect of functional limitations on social relations. As part of my work with the Undergraduate Sociological Association, I am collaborating working with a local middle school to develop a survey about student school experiences. Long term I plan to conduct research in an interdisciplinary setting focusing on people who become a paraplegic or quadriplegic to better understand how they define a new normal.

I take great pride in teaching sociology. I have taught seven sociology courses, including several upper-division courses. Prior to attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln I was an instructor at Valdosta State University, Kennesaw State University, and University of West Georgia.

Facilitating student learning has been and continues to be a cornerstone in my academic career.

Teaching Experience as Instructor
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Issues within Sociology
Theory and Intensive Writing
Research Methods 
Sociological Statistics 
Criminology
Deviance and Social Control

Teaching Experience as a Teaching Assistant: 
Introduction to Sociology
Research Methods 
Sociological Statistics

M.S.: Valdosta State University
Email: raedaanderson@gmail.com