Amitra Wall (Professor, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University)
Amitra A. Wall is a professor in the Department of Sociology; she is currently serving as Associate Provost. In 1999, she earned her doctorate in sociology from Texas Woman’s University. When she joined the SUNY Buffalo State faculty in 2000, she coordinated the Woman’s Studies Interdisciplinary minor program. In 2010, she was certified as an applied sociologist by national and international colleagues from the Association for Applied and Clinical and Sociology. In 2011, she received SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 2013-2017 she was the Assistant Dean of Intellectual Foundations and First-Year Programs and from 2015-2017 she was Interim Political Science Chair. One of her greatest joys includes working with students. Student-related service activities include mentoring students for the Student Research and Creativity Celebrations and for local and state conferences, conducting workshops for support programs, advising Kinks, Curls, and Coils campus-wide student group, and participating in learning communities. Wall presents at conferences and writes regularly with her learning community colleagues. Publications include co-edited books, Unquiet Voices: Cultural Experiences Related to the Pursuit of Tenure and Promotion and The Learning Community Experience in Higher Education: High-Impact Practice for Student Retention; a co-authored article, “Using Fun in the Classroom: An Exploratory Study of Instructors’ Hesitations and Motivations” in Journal of Statistics Education, and co-edited readers, Voices in Sociology and Baggage Claims: Attitudes and Skills to Pack for College. She is a member of the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology and International Sociological Association. Her work extends off-campus. She is a Commissioner for the Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology and is a Middle States reviewer. She serves on the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Delaware Family Branch. She is the proud mother of Amanda and Jeremy.
Wall, A., J. Marren, and S. Paige. 2014. “Race, Class, Gender, and Online Courses in the Academy: New Questions for the 21st Century” in Race, Class, and Gender Handbook edited by Shirley A. Jackson. New York: Routledge.
Marren, J., A. Wall, S. Paige, and A. Rockwell (Editors). 2013. Baggage Claims: Attitudes and Skills to Pack for College. San Diego, California: Cognella Press.
Wall, A., (Editor). Welch, M. I., (Editor). 2013. Unquiet Voices: Black Female Professors Unravel Cultural Experiences Leading to Tenure and Promotion. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishers.
Lesser, L., A. Wall, R. Carver, D. Pearl, N. Martin, S. Kuiper, M. Posner, P. Erickson, S. Liao, J. Albert, and J. Weber. 2013. “Using Fun in the Classroom: An Exploratory Study of Instructors’ Hesitations and Motivations.” Journal of Statistics Education, 21(1): 1-33.
Cook, C., H. Brethauer-Gay, A. Wall, and J. Smartt-Guillon. Editors. 2011. Voices in Sociology: An Introduction to Core Concepts Revised 1st Edition. San Diego, California: Cognella Academic Publishing.
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