Pamela Leong


Professional Details

Title Chairperson
Department Sociology
Office Meier Hall 335B
Phone 978.542.2420
Email pamela.leong@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 206 Statistics for the Social Sciences
SOC 240 Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 246 Social Deviance
SOC 314 Death and Dying
SOC 390 Community Involvement
SOC 403 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
SOC 420 Internship in Sociology
SOC 430 Directed Study in Sociology
SOC 470 Capstone Seminar in Sociology

Professional Biography

Ph.D.               2008

                        Sociology

                        University of Southern California

M.A.                2003

                        Sociology

                        University of Southern California

B.A.                 1994

                        Political Science

                        University of California, Irvine

Professional Interests

Areas of Research and Teaching Interests:

Social Inequality, Research Methods, American Culture, Higher Education

Responsibilities

Data Analysis

Death and Dying

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology (Honors)

Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative)

Statistics

Social Deviance

Social Problems in the U.S.

Selected Publications

Book

Leong, Pamela.  Forthcoming in 2020.  Rating Professors Online:  How Culture, Technology, and Consumer Expectations Shape Modern Student Evaluations  [research monograph in production].

Leong, Pamela.  2015.  Religion, Flesh, and Blood:  The Convergence of HIV/AIDS, Black Sexual Expression, and Therapeutic Religion.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Leong, Pamela.  2015.  "American Graffiti:  Deconstructing Gendered Communication Patterns in Bathroom Stalls."  Gender, Place, and Culture 23(3):306-327.

Leong, Pamela.  2015.  "Coming to America:  Assessing the Patterns of Acculturation, Friendship Formation, and the Academic Experiences of International Students at a U.S. College."  Journal of International Students 5(4):459-474.

Leong, Pamela.  2006.  "Religion, Flesh, and Blood:  Re-Creating Religious Culture in the Context of HIV/AIDS."  Sociology of Religion 67:295-311.

Leong, Pamela.  2005.  "The African-American Church and the Politics of Difference:  Creating an Oppositional Religious Culture in the Context of HIV/AIDS."  Race, Gender & Class 12:139-154.

Selected Presentations

2019.    “The Impact of Faculty Gender on Student Evaluations and Why It Matters.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, March 16, Boston, MA.

2019.    “Racial Biases in Student Evaluations and Why It Matters.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, March 15, Boston, MA.

2018.    "It Pays to be Young, Hot, Easy, and Not Black: Online Student Perceptions of College Professors.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 12, Philadelphia, PA.

2018.    “What Does Physical Appearance Have to Do With It?  Online Student Perceptions of College Professors.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 10, Philadelphia, PA.

2018.    “The Racialized Experiences and Racial Perceptions of International Students in the U.S.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 22, Baltimore, MD.

2017.  "Culturally Adrift:  The Experiences of International Students at a U.S. College."  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 24, Philadelphia, PA.

2014.    “The Myth of Higher Education as the Great Equalizer:  Assessing the Structural and Institutional Disparities.”   Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Social Problems, August 16, San Francisco, CA.

2014.    “American Graffiti:  Deconstructing Gendered Communication Patterns in Bathroom Stalls.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 22, Baltimore, MD.

2013.    “Teaching about Inequalities in Higher Education.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, March 23, Boston, MA.

2011.    “An Assessment of College Students' Self-Reflections of Race, Social Class, and Gender.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 23, Las Vegas, NV.

Please see C.V. for conference papers presented prior to 2010.