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Associate Faculty (Sociology)

Patricia Gibbs-Stayte

Patricia Gibbs-Stayte

Associate Faculty (Sociology)

Email: patricia.gibbs@wvm.edu
Department: Sociology

A political sociologist, Dr. Gibbs' research interests are in the politics of labor, community, families and close interpersonal relationships, the media, popular culture and social issues, and Canadian - American relations.

She holds several academic awards for sociological research, these include the Evelyn Kline Award for Community Research from the University of Alberta and the Bernard Hormann Award for Sociological Research from the University of Hawai'i.

Dr. Gibbs has published articles on topics that include affordable housing, child support legislation, environmental issues, labor disputes and the effects of welfare cutbacks on poor women.

In addition, she has completed two Stanford Fellowships - one on Human Rights and the other on Internationalizing the Curriculum. Currently, she is researching the stigmatization of Community Colleges.


Education

  • PhD, Sociology
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • MA, Sociology
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • MA, Leisure Studies
    • University of Alberta
  • Bed, The University of British Columbia