Dr. Sarah Donley
Kansas State University, PhD, Sociology, 2014
Dissertation: The Overtaking of Undertaking: Feminization and the Changing Gender-type of Funeral Directing
Kansas State University, MA, Sociology, 2009
Thesis: HIV in the Heartland: Negotiating Stigma, Disclosure and the HIV+ Community
University of Nebraska-Omaha, BA, Sociology, 2006
Rank: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Tenure at JSU: Since the Fall of 2014
Classes Taught: SY 301 Sociological Methods, SY 221 Introduction to Sociology, SY 222 Honors Introduction to Sociology, SY 368 Theories of Gender, SY 324 Social Stratification, and SY 356 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Dr. Donley’s research centers on gender inequality, work and organizations, and culture. Her current research explores shifting cultural gender beliefs in feminizing occupations and what this means for gender (in)equality.
Donley, Sarah. Forthcoming. “From Old Boy to Gender Progressive: The Shifting Gender Story in Funerary Trade Journals” in Advances in Gender Research: Gender and Media, edited by Marcia Segal and Vicki Demos. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Donley, Sarah and Alexis Paige. 2018. "Sociology and Social Work Undergraduates' Reflections on Participating in a Research Project on Campus Sexual Assault and Misconduct." Journal of Applied Social Sciences 12(1): 46-58.
Donley, Sarah and Josalyn Kelly. 2018. "Cash in a Flash: Gatekeeping, Deception, and Qualitative Methodology in the Study of Payday and Title Loan Businesses.” Sage Research Methods Cases, Sociology.
Donley, Sarah and Chardie L. Baird. 2017. “The Overtaking of Undertaking: Gender Beliefs in a Feminizing Occupation." Sex Roles 77 (1-2): 97-112.
Donley, Sarah and Patrice Lockett. 2017. “HIV in the Heartland: Experiences of Barriers to Care and Stigma in Low Prevalence Areas." The Qualitative Report 22(12): 3224-3243.