2016 PSS Conference
Pennsylvania Sociological Society
66th Annual Meeting
October 28-29, 2016
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Social Justice and Sociology: Understanding and Action
Social justice has long been at the core of sociological scholarship including theory building, empirical investigation, and action. The 66th Annual PSS conference will offer opportunities to explore the multiple dimensions of social justice including international dimensions of power, human and civil rights, immigration issues, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic, race and gender relations, community and global violence, homelessness, and environmental injustice -- to name a few.
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Durrell Keith Martin
"Police and Power: What can academia learn from history"
Deciding to use his mathematics and statistics credits to find a career in State Government in 2009, Durrell Martin has worked as a Descriptive Statistician at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in Harrisburg, Pa., ever since. He is also an independent Math and Reading Tutor with Wyzant tutoring service. He enjoys the “one-on-one” collaboration with the students, and he especially enjoys seeing the “lightbulb” appear during the student’s learning process.
These skills and “liberal arts knowledge” were mastered at Lebanon Valley College, where Durrell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (2008). At Lebanon Valley College, Durrell was an active member of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Pallas Society (Social Justice Honor Society), Sociology and Criminal Justice Club (Co-President) and College Choir
Durrell serves on the Lebanon Valley College Alumni Scholarship Committee, which meets annually in March to award scholarships to students at the college. Having a rich religious upbringing, Durrell is an Ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); his church home is Capital Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. A resident of Middletown, Pa., Durrell enjoys travel and networking with learners of all ages.
A session on leadership and sociology with Shippensburg alumni
Shippensburg University Sociology majors with past presidents Dr. Barbara Denison and Dr. Ying Yang
The 2016 PSS Undergraduate Planning Team (l-r): Kayla Diluzio, Paula Graner, and Stew Mitchell, Bloomsburg University
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PSS 67th Annual Meeting
October 27-28, 2017
Community College of Allegheny County