Cheryl Joseph, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Co-director of The Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice & Environmental Sustainability
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- Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1985. Major: Education, Minor: Business Management - Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Graduate Professional Scholarship
M.A., University of Detroit, 1977. Majors: Sociology and Social Work - Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Graduate Tuition Remission Scholarship
B.A., Wayne State University, 1971. Major: Sociology Minor: Social Work
- Intro to Sociology
- Classical Sociological Theory
- Contemporary Theory
- Social Change through Social Service
- Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication
- Animals in Society
- Teaching, Learning, and Healing through Animals
- The Animal-Human Bond
- Animals, People, and the Environment
- Animals and People in Nature
- Urban Sociology
Continued research on the bond humans share with other animals whether companion, farm, or wildlife along with opportunities for students to intern with organizations that promote this bond such as Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS), Pet Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), VetSOS, and Wildlife Associates.
- 2008: Beagle Award for Outstanding Community Outreach
- 2007: HSUS Honorable Mention Award for Existing Course in Human-Animal Studies
- Spring 2007: Bay Area Community Engagement Award
- 2005-2006: Inner Fire Award for Teaching Excellence, NDNU
- 2001-2003: Nadine Spillar Award for Outstanding Humane Education
- 2001-2002: Sabbatical Leave, Notre Dame de Namur University
- Spring 1997: Promotion to Full Professor
- Spring 1995: Sabbatical Leave, College of Notre Dame
- Fall 1995: Tenure
- Fall 1994: Faculty Grant for Creative Research, CND
- Fall 1994: Kellogg Award
- Spring 1994: Release Time for Creative Research, CND
- Fall 1993: Faculty Grant for Creative Research, CND
- Spring 1991: Recognition for Teaching Excellence Award Intensive Program, CND
- American Sociological Association
- Association for Humanist Sociology, Western Regional Representative
- Pacific Sociological Association
- California Sociological Association
- California Writers for a Changing World
- 2009: Pacific Sociological Assn. “The Power of Pets for Homeless People”
- 2008: Assn. For Humanist Sociology “Homeless People & Their Pets: The Tie That Binds”
- 2007: Assn. For Humanist Sociology “Humans and Other Animals: The Social Bonds We Share” (Session Organizer)
- 2007: Assn. For Humanist Sociology “Who Helps Animals and Why?”
- 2006: Assn. for Humanist Sociology “Teaching Human Values Through Animals”
- 2006 Assn. for Humanist Sociology “Dark Waters: The Ugly Side of Animal Evacuation During [Hurricane] Katrina”
- 2006: Animals & Society Institute “Teaching Academia About the Animal-Human Bond”
- 2005: Assn. for Humanist Sociology “Teaching About the Animal-Human Bond: Topics, Techniques and Tribulations”
- 2005: Center for Human-Animal Studies “Institutionalizing the Animal-Human Bond: the Time Has Come”
- 2005: PAWS “Using the Sociological Approach through Student Internships to Teach About the Animal-Human Bond”
- 2005: Pacific Sociological Assn. “Teaching & Learning about Connections Between People and Animals”
- 2003: American Sociological Assn. “Effects of Companion Animal Presence on Test Anxiety in Undergraduate College Students”
- 2002: Association for Humanist Sociology “Reflections on a Left-Wing Labor Activist”
- 2002: NDNU School of Sciences “Cruelty and Compassion: Complex Connections Between Animals and Humans
- 2002: Sustainable San Mateo County “Perceptions on the Good Life”
- 2001: Pacific Sociological Assn. “Effects of Companion Animal Presence on Test Anxiety in Undergraduate College Students&rdquo
- 2001: American Sociological Assn. “Whither Goes Sociological Theory: The Delphi Knows&rdquo
- 1997: Pacific Sociological Assn. “Teaching Culturally Sensitive Issues”
- 1997: Pacific Sociological Assn. “Out of the Classroom and Into the Community: Sociology In Action”
- 1996: Pacific Sociological Assn. “Sociology in Action: A Case Study of Students Working With Homeless Populations”
- 1994: CND Leadership Certificate Program "Changing for a Changing World"
- 1994: CND Scholarship Council "Like Water for Chocolate: A Sociological Perspective"
- 1993: American Humanist Society "Teaching to Empower"
- 2005: Notre Dame de Namur University & General Community “Deforestation From West Virginia to the Amazon: What’s It All About”
- 2004: Notre Dame de Namur University & General Community “Imagine a World Without Violence”
- 2003: Notre Dame de Namur University & General Community “Teaching Compassion and Empathy Through Animals”
- 2002: Probation Officers Assn. “The Cruelty Link Between Animals and Humans: Implications for Policy and Practice”
- 2002: Bay Area Humane Societies “Classroom Animals and Cultural Perceptions”
- 2001: Domestic Violence Council “Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Animal Cruelty: Implications for Policy and Practice”
- 2001: Bay Area Educators “Toward a Humane Society”
- 2001: San Mateo Rotary Club “Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence: Toward Compassion for All”
- 1994: Consortium of City Governments "Writing on the Job"
- 1994: S.M.C.C. Corporate Communication Center "Managing Your Time Effectively"
- 1994: Millbrae Rotary Club "Time Management at Work"
- 1993: Friedman Management Seminars "Writing for the Business World"
- 1992: County of San Mateo “Writing Like a Professional”
- 1991: Cirrus Logic "Managing Yourself in a Changing Environment"
- Executive Committee for the Development of Human-Animal Studies for Animals and Society Institute
- VET-SOS, Advisory Board
- Pets Are Wonderful Support, Advisory Board
- Disaster Planning Coalition for Animals, Advisory Board
- Wildlife Associates, Advisory Board
Putting Sociology to Work: Practical Pursuits for Sociology Majors.
- Dealing With Difficult People: It's a Zoo Out There. Worthy Shorts Publications, 2009.
- "Teaching About the Animal-Human Bond through a Sociological Lens" in Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across the Disciplines. Lantern Press. 2009.
- Effects of Hypnotherapy on Test Anxiety in Adult Learners: An Experimental Study. Wayne State University. 1986.
- "Models for Futures-Forecasting: An Analysis," Journal ofInstructional Technology. Spring, 1981.
- "Social Change through Social Movements" (Book Review), Peninsular Papers. Winter-Spring, 1977.
“The Ultimate Assault: A Political Analysis of Rape,” Coffee Break Press, 1975.
- Messer, Chris, Thomas Shriver, and Dennis Kennedy. “Official Frames and Corporate Environmental Pollution," Humanity & Society. 2009.
- Alger, Janet. Inside Animal-Human Relationships. Allyn & Bacon, New York, 2006.
- Ewen, Lynda Ann. The View From Below. Greenview Publishers, Raleigh, N.C., 1995
Sweeney, W. Homelessness in America. HarperCollins, New York, 1992. Eshleman, Ross. Sociology: An Introduction. 4th & 5th Editions. HarperCollins, New York, 1990 & 1992.
- Vegetarian Cookbook for the College Student: a guide for college students who are considering a vegetarian diet as a means of alleviating global suffering and environmental degradation.
- From Hitler to Hip-Hop: Fifty Years of Sociological Theory: an under- graduate level textbook that examines the impact of personal and social events on contemporary sociological theory in European, U.S., Eastern and Third World contexts.