Research Opportunities

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a valuable opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable full time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

SURE Projects Completed by Sociology & Criminology Majors

2013

  • Matthew Attaya ’15 worked with Corey Dolgon, Director of the Office of Community-Based Learning and Professor of Sociology, on Coaching for Change: The Impact of a Non-Profit Organization on Brockton Youth.
  • Kelli Brodbeck ’14 worked with Christopher Wetzel, Associate Professor of Sociology, on Campo Culture: Power, Legitimacy, and Identity Construction among the Stonehill College Police.

2012

  • Julia Crane ’13 worked with Kenneth Branco, Professor of Sociology, on Religiousness and Staff Conflict among Nursing Home Residents.
  • Laura Dzgoeva ’14 worked with Corey Dolgon, Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Based Learning, on Justice at Home: The Feasibility of Veterans Courts in Plymouth County.
  • Tara Cantwell ’13 and Bryana Killion ’13 worked with Ann Marie Rocheleau, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, on The Relationship between Prisoner’s Activities and Serious Prison Misconduct and Testing Self-Control Theory on Prison Misbehavior and Violence.
  • Kelli Brodbreck ’14 worked with Erica Tucker, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Criminology, on To Teach or Not Teach? A Cross-Cultural Examination of Museum Representations of Violence Designed to Educate Young Children.
  • Hailey Chalhoub ’13 and Domenique Ciavattone ’13 worked with Christopher Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Sociology on Students in Action: The Changing Forms and Focus of Engagement in an Era of Globalization.

2011

  • James Tracy Denholm ’13 worked with Corey Dolgon, Director of the Office of Community-Based Learning and Professor of Sociology, on The Role of Grassroots Organizing in Building a Sustainable Economy for Brockton, MA.
  • Hannah Rosen ’12 worked with Erica Tucker, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, on a project titled La Famille Étrangère: Cultural Constructions of Frenchmess and the Home Stay Experience.
  • Kimberly Luciano ’13 worked with Chris Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Sociology, on a project titled Social Worth and Common Wealth: Race Class, Gender and the Politics of Gaming Legalization.

2010

  • Alicia Duffany ’11 worked with Margaret Boyd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, on a project titled Understanding the Experience of High School.
  • Kamilia A. Drogosz ’12 worked with Erica Tucker, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology, on a project titled Exploring the Construction of Polish-American Identities.
  • Thompson Lozier ’11 worked with Chris Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Sociology, on a project titled Social Worth and Common Wealth.

2009

  • Caitlin Dunn ’11 worked with Kenneth Branco, Professor of Sociology on a project titled, Spirituality, Religiousness, and Social Behavior among Nursing Home Residents.
  • Kerri Caulfield ’10 worked with Pamela Kelley, Instructor of Sociology, on Lessons Learned from the Brockton Shannon Community Safety Initiative.
  • Brittany Kaminski ’11 worked with Ann Marie Rocheleau, Instructor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology on Prison Infractions.