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Amy Chasteen

Dr. Amy Chasteen

Full Professor

Bio

Dr. Amy Chasteen serves as a Professor of Sociology and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Chasteen received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan and has been a USM faculty member since 1997. As a sociologist and an administrator, Dr. Chasteen focuses on understanding generational differences, the power of culture and social change, and our increasingly diverse educational and work environments.

As Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chasteen supports the work of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, serving as the Provost’s designee in his absence. She exercises leadership in assigned areas of responsibility and assists the Provost with strategic initiatives across the division of academic affairs. Dr. Chasteen has primary responsibility for faculty development, student success, online learning initiatives, and overall enrollment management at the institution.

  • PHD - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1998)
  • MA - University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1992)
  • BS - University of Alabama (1989)

Introduction to Sociology
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Women’s Studies
Social Problems
Deviant Behavior
Race & Ethnicity
Sociological Theory
Collective Behavior & Social Movements
Race, Crime & the Media
Qualitative Field Methods
Sociology of Health
Sociology of Gender
Gender & Crime
Body Politics in Women’s Lives
Sexuality & Social Movements
Sex, Birth & Culture
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body

  • Women’s childbirth preferences and practices in the United States, SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 2012, 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.03.051
  • ‘We understand better because we have been mothers’: teaching,maternalism, and gender equality in Bolivian education, GENDER AND EDUCATION, 2014, 10.1080/09540253.2014.961412
  • ON THE MARGINS OF THE PERIPHERY: UNASSISTED CHILDBIRTH AND THEMANAGEMENT OF LAYERED STIGMA, SOCIOLOGICAL SPECTRUM, 2012, 10.1080/02732173.2012.694795
  • “Midwife to Myself”: Birth Narratives among Women ChoosingUnassisted Homebirth, SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY, 2009, 10.1111/j.1475-682X.2008.00272.x

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Contact Me

Lucas Administration Building (ADM) map

Hattiesburg

Email
Amy.ChasteenFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4306

Areas of Expertise

Gender & Sexuality; Diversity; Culture and Social Change; Higher Education; Student Success and Retention