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Louis Hicks
Professor of Sociology
330 Kent Hall
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The Sociology Department guides students in the development of their sociological perspective, and provides them with the skills necessary to analyze issues in social, global, and even personal life, and to improve their quality.

May 20, 2020
Assistant Professor of Sociology Andrew Cognard-Black has published the feature essay in the most recent issue of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council.  Titled “Risky Honors,” the essay introduced the cover story for the issue focusing on the tension for honors students between… Find Out More
January 13, 2020
The St. Mary’s County Health Department and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s anthropology, environmental studies, psychology, and sociology departments will jointly host an open discussion focusing on the connection between poverty and mental illness.  This event is scheduled for Monday, February 3… Find Out More
December 9, 2019
Andrew Cognard-Black, assistant professor of sociology, recently published an edited book collection titled “The Demonstrable Value of Honors Education: New Research Evidence” with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the leading professional association of honors educators.

Despite… Find Out More
October 11, 2019
Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting from Monday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 24, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus.


From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with… Find Out More
September 10, 2019
Visiting Professor of Sociology Kristi Tredway's article, "Serena Williams and (the Perception of) Violence: Intersectionality, the Performance of Blackness, and Women’s Professional Tennis," has been published in the journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies, one of the American Sociological Association'… Find Out More
September 9, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Kristi Tredway's article, "Rainbow Flags Over Margaret Court Arena: Commemoration vs. Grassroots LGBTQ Social Activism at the Australian Open Tennis Championships," has been published in the journal, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. The… Find Out More
September 3, 2019
Andrew Cognard-Black, professor of sociology, is the lead author of an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Using data on more than 100,000 university students at 19 major research universities, the article is the first large-scale national… Find Out More
February 4, 2019
Andrew Cognard-Black of the St. Mary’s College department of sociology recently was elected by the National Collegiate Honors Council membership to serve on the board of directors. Selected from a slate of 10 nominees, he will fill one of three vacant seats on the Council’s board beginning this… Find Out More
June 28, 2018
For eight weeks this summer, nine students participated in the annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), diving into research topics of their own choosing with guidance from faculty mentors representing a diverse sampling of the college’s departments.


On Friday, July 6,… Find Out More
April 9, 2018
Sam Rosenblatt ’18 presented the results of his original research at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Honors Council in Arlington, Va., April 5-7.

His talk, titled “Making the Most of the Network Data We Have: The Robustness of Efficacy for Targeted Immunization Strategies,” presented… Find Out More