Prerequisites: So Wk 323, 325 and consent of program director.Students furnish their own transportation for field placement.Field Instruction must be applied for during the spring of the year preceding enrollment.Usually taken over two semesters; may be taken for 10 credits during the spring semester by approval of program director., a semester publication; participated on faculty and programmatic committees. “Producing Commitment: Narrating Domestic Violence in the Church.” Midwest Sociological Society. September, 2003 – August, 2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Reviewed literuature on Crime Victims Rights, Teen dating violence, and International Issues in Domestic Violence. “Gender and the Production of Safe Space in Religious Contexts: Issues for Bringing Men In.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Marjorie Sable, University of Missouri & the Missouri Department of Health. Winter, 2002 Taught peer educator class (60 hours) winter semester of (2005- 2007) to undergraduate peer educators at the University of Missouri; advised four student groups; collaborated with inter-university task forces, prevention services, and social justice offices; and supervised social work interns. Conducted a four county phone survey of all WIC vendors to investigate Hispanic usage and access of WIC. September 2004 – May 2008Facilitated learning and travel experiences for 19 college students to the Middle East in Fall 1999 and 24 students to Switzerland in Winter 2000. “African Anabaptist Women Theologians: Reading the Bible from the perspectives of African women’s experiences.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Prerequisites: So Wk 221, 224 or consent of instructor.Soc 210: Sociology of the Family A study of the role of family in society and culture. “Locating Religious Identity(ies): Being Mennonite in a Global Era.” Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Yoder, Kendra, Beth Pickens, Katie Spencer, Ann Briedenbach, and Chris Linder, 2004.Includes a comparative history of the family institution as well as an examination of social trends affecting mate selection, marriage, family roles and family relationships in contemporary society and culture. “Peer Education Programs: Effectiveness Related to Gender and Violence Topics.” National Women’s Studies Conference. “Reclaiming our Roots: Feminist Community Building in Higher Education.” National Women’s Studies Conference. For eight weeks this past summer (May 15- July 17), I worked with Dr.Beth Martin Birky and three GC students to write grants and curriculum, create standardized evaluations, and develop on campus resources for our bystander education program to address sexual assault prevention at GC.Students furnish their own transportation for field placement. Submitted to Goshen College and awarded summer fellowship to work intensively with three undergraduate students to develop curriculum, evaluation, and grant proposals for bystander education at Goshen College. “Mennonite Cultures of Pacifism: Resistance, Knowledge, and Use.” Association for the Sociology of Religion.