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Janis Prince, Ph.D.

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    Janis Prince, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Social Sciences Associate Professor of Sociology

    Among other publications, the work of Dr. Janis Prince has appeared in O, the Oprah Magazine, Everyday Sociology Reader, The Politics of Black Women's Hair, and REBUS, a College of Arts and Sciences publication. Her many professional presentations have included international and national conferences and focused primarily on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Dr. Prince has taught more than 16 unique courses both online and by video conferencing, but primarily at the University Campus. Her teaching excellence has been recognized nationally with the Second Place Award of the 2016 Alpha Kappa Delta Teaching Contest.

    Committed to supporting undergraduate research, she has mentored and taken students to present their research at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, several times. Additionally, Dr. Prince wrote proposals which secured funds to hold the university's first two Sociology Research Symposia. The first event was held at a Saint Leo center in Georgia, and the second at University Campus; both events included student participation across University locations.

    Dr. Prince's research interests include pedagogy and reducing racial disparities. Before coming to Saint Leo University, she held research faculty positions at the University of South Florida, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Southern California.


    • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Southern California
    • M.A. Sociology, University of Southern California
    • Master of Marital and Family Therapy, University of Southern California
    • B.A. Sociology and Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York

    Courses Taught

    • Race and Ethnic Relations
    • Sex and Gender
    • Statistics for the Social Sciences
    • Methods of Social Research I: Quantitative Methods
    • Methods of Social Research II: Qualitative Methods
    • Senior Seminar in Sociology
    • The Family in Cross-cultural Perspective
    • Social Problems
    • The Social Ladder
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Contemporary Worldview (Honors Program)
    • Deviance and Social Control
    • The McDonaldization of Society
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Comprehensive Sociology Exam
    • Internship in Sociology
    • Human Behavior Perspective