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Emmie Cochran-Jackson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Psychology and Criminal Justice

Phone: 478.471.5748

  • Macon - Education - 353
    Phone: 478-471-2445
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 12:45 - 2:00 PM
Biography: Faculty, Researcher, Seasoned Administrator
Courses: COURSES
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1160 Social Problems
SOCI 2293 Marriage and Family
SOCI 3150 Gerontology
SOCI 4260 Aging and Social Policy

Sociology of Developing Countries
Sociology of Law
Law, Society and Government

Aging and Social Policy
Sociology of Education
Sociological Theory
Education: B.A., Psychology - Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration - Howard University, Washington, DC
Ph.D., Sociology - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
CV: EMMIE COCHRAN-JACKSON, PH.D.School of Education and Behavioral Science, Department of Psychology and Criminal JusticeMiddle Georgia State UniversityMacon, GA 31206_____________________________________________________________________________Employment2014 - Present Assistant Professor of Sociology, Middle Georgia State University2015 - Present eCORE, University of West Georgia______________________________________________________________________________EducationMay 2014 Ph.D. Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GAMay 1982 M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Howard University, Washington, D.C.August 1980 B.A., Psychology, Spelman College, Atlanta, GATeaching and Research Interests Aging and Gerontology, Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Sociology of Education, Social Inequality, Family Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Race and the Media, Qualitative Research MethodsFaculty Experience 8/15 - Current: eCORE, University of West Georgia. Assistant Professor of Sociology. Teaching Introduction to Sociology course to national college students. Facilitating class discussions to expand students' understanding of sociological concepts. Compiling lessons, administering quizzes and exams, and grading homework assignments. Assisting in University retention efforts. Class size 30-40 students. 8/14 - Current: MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY, Macon, GA. Assistant Professor. Courses Taught: Introduction to Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, Marriage and Family, and Gerontology in traditional (in class), hybrid, and online class formats. Developing courses, compiling syllabi, facilitating lectures and interactive classroom discussions. Constructing and administering homework assignments, quizzes and exams, class exercises and debates. Assisting in University-wide retention efforts. Class sizes range from 21 - 35. Providing academic advisement to sophomore, junior and senior psychology and criminal justice majors. Engaging in community outreach in Macon and Warner Robins metropolitan areas. Serving on Academic Affairs Board, Experiential Learning, and Faculty Development Committees. Created Gerontology Certificate Program. Developed Aging and Policy course to be included in the complement of courses and served as Chair of the Department's Psychology Faculty Search Committee (2017).
Professional Experience: 1997-2003, Project Director - Energy Challenge, Institute of Paper Science and Technology (Georgia Tech)
2004-2012, Project Coordinator, Business Manager, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Associate, Georgia State University
2010-2012, Atlanta Technical College, Adjunct Faculty
2012-2014, Part-Time Faculty, Strayer University, (Douglasville Campus)
Organizations: American Sociological Association, 2006-2011
Association of Black Sociologists, 2006-present
Gerontological Society of America, 2010-2011
Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2009-2011
Southern Sociological Association, 2006-2011
Awards and Honors: 2016 ($1,500), Governor's Teaching Fellows Program, Institute of Higher Education, The University of Georgia
2012 - 2013 ($20,000), Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, Southern Regional Educational Board
1997 - 2003 ($2.4M), Institute of Paper Science and Technology/U.S. Department of Energy, (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Publications: Cochran-Jackson, Emmie. (2018). "Black Males, Family Structure, and College Aspiration." (In Preparation).

Cochran-Jackson, Emmie. (2017) "Black Males and Intersectionality Theory: Uncharted Territory, Unexplored Possibilities." Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal, Fall 2017.

Cochran-Jackson, Emmie. (2017, March 20). Developing the Sociological Perspective. [Ask the Expert]. Retrieved from

Cochran-Jackson, Emmie. (2016). Intersectionality and the Life Course: Race and Gender as an Illustration. In Michael Gibbons, Contemporary Social Issues: Sociology Through Case Studies (pp. 139-40). Dubuque, IA: KendallHunt.

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