Graduate School Panel


Two Department of Sociology faculty and three recent alumni gave current students invaluable advice on getting into and succeeding in graduate school Thursday, October 18 at the Bonnie.


Dr. Carole Seyfrit is Professor of Sociology and Department Advisor at Radford University, as well as a former dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at RU.  Previously, at Old Dominion University, Dr. Seyfrit was Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters, and Graduate Program Director for the Applied Sociology program.  Dr. Seyfrit received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.


Nick Botero is a 2010 graduate of Radford University's Sociology program.  Nick is currently in his second year as a graduate student at George Mason University.  He is interested in Economic Sociology and institutions.


Ellie Gaither is a 2012 graduate of Radford University's Sociology program.  While at RU she interned with the Women's Resource Center's two-year transitional housing program.  She helped run the after-school program for children that were victims or witnesses of domestic violence, and she continues to volunteer with the WRC.  In August she began the Counseling and Human Development Master's program for School Counseling at RU.


Amy DuPont graduated from Radford University in May 2012 with a B.S. in Sociology.  While a Sociology major she was part of the Sociology Club, the Floyd County High School Mentor project, Alpha Kappa Delta, and worked for the Center for Social and Cultural Research.  She currently is in her first semester of graduate school at RU, in the Counselor Education program.  She also is a graduate assistant for RU's Student Programming and Campus Events Board.


Dr. Allison Wisecup is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Radford University.  Dr. Wisecup completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa where she majored in American Studies and Sociology.  She attended graduate school at Duke University with specializations in Social Psychology and Medical Sociology and earned a graduate certificate in Health Policy.  Her dissertation examines the question of consensus with regard to identity meanings.  Her current project explores gender disparities in collegiate newspaper coverage of Division I basketball programs.

Oct 18, 2012
Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick