Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work News and Events 



2018 Symposium:  Ninth Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium


The department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work is holding its Ninth Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The event is free and fun, please come join us! The full event program may be viewed. For more information, please contact Prof. JeffriAnne Wilder (



MSW Information Sessions


We are offering information sessions for those interested in learning more about our Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. There are several dates to choose from and you may visit the Master of Social Work Program webpage to choose a date and time that fits your schedule. Please RSVP to The information sessions are free.



We have two available scholarships for 2018-2019, Dr. Eddie L. Collins, Jr. Sociology and Anthropology Scholarship and Jonathan T. and Harriet M. Howe Sociology Scholarship. The application deadline for both scholarships is March 12, 2018.


Dr. Eddie L. Collins, Jr. Sociology and Anthropology Scholarship is to be awarded to a UNF Sociology or Anthropology student who is from the greater Jacksonville area and has shown exceptional promise in their studies, particularly in their Sociology/Anthropology courses, with a focus on using the skills gained in their major to improve our community. The Scholarship provides$1000 for educational expenses to the student selected for the award.


Jonathan T. and Harriet M. Howe Sociology Scholarship provides scholarships for students majoring in Sociology with preference given to students seeking a degree after a period of absence of at least one year from college. Additional preference is given to spouses of military personnel. The Scholarship provides$1200 for educational expenses to the student selected for the award. 


Please see the attached flyer and form to apply to one of the scholarships offered. Please contact Dr. Robert Thunen for questions and/or additional information.




Social Work Newly Remodeled Location

The Office of Social Work has permanently relocated to Skinner-Jones Hall South, Building 4, Suite 2601. If you need assistance locating the Social Work office suite, please contact us at (904) 620-2867. Thank you, Dana McCoy.  





Congratulations to Professor Dawn Sweeten for being named Educator of the Year by our local National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Further congratulations to our student, Ms. Kasey Hart, as she was selected BSW Student of the Year.



Congratulations to our faculty on their publications and presentations! Great job everyone!  


Dr. Paul Clark, with his colleague Suzie Weng, published “In pursuit of social justice: A comparison of emic & etic perspectives of social service providers” in the online Journal of Community Practice in November. 

Drs. Keith Ashley and Robert Thunen presented their paper, “St. Johns River Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers: Cahokia’s Connection to Florida,” at the 74th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Dr. Jenny Stuber has published the book Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Schooling, 5th Edition (Sage) with her co-authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade.



If you have any news items you would like announced, or interesting departmental news to share (students and faculty), please contact Dana McCoy.

Additionally, we would like to keep you connected to what we are doing in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and stay connected with departmental alumni. If you would like to receive our newsletters, please contact Dr. Robert Thunen.