Interim Assistant Provost Assessment
Debra Jo Schleef, Professor of Sociology, earned a Ph.D. (1997) and an M.A. (1991) in sociology from Northwestern University, and a B.A. (1988) in sociology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her recent research focuses on the composition of the Hispanic community in the greater “New South,” including demographic trends, the impact of immigration on the area, and Latino efforts to adapt to their new home. Schleef is co-author, with H.B. Cavalcanti, of Latinos in Dixie: Class and Assimilation in Richmond, Virginia (2009).
She is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Association, and the Law and Society Association. She is the recipient of two Mary Washington Faculty Development Grants and a Jepson Fellowship. Dr .Schleef is an authoritative source on the sociology of law, occupations and professions, professional education and socialization, elites, race/class/gender and Latino migration and assimilation in the American South.
Debra Schleef in the News
- Public Survey Seeks Feedback on Stafford County Homelessness (Insidenova.com)[...] The post Public Survey Seeks Feedback on Stafford County Homelessness (Insidenova.com) appeared first on EagleEye.... Read more »
- Schleef Wins Topher Bill Award for Faculty ServiceDebra Jo Schleef, professor of sociology, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for her contributions to the University as well as her involvement and leadership in the community. The award was presented at the University’s opening faculty meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25. A member of... Read more »
- Schleef Conducts Fieldwork in GermanyDebra Schleef, professor of sociology, conducted field research on several intentional communities in Germany in July, and gave a lecture in German on issues that are of concern to communes and ecovillages in the U.S. to an audience at Kommune Niederkaufungen. [...] The post Schleef Conducts Fieldwork in Germany appeared first... Read more »
- Faculty Governance Forum, Oct. 11I am writing to invite and encourage you to attend an open forum on UMW Faculty Governance, hosted by Jim Lollar (Pres., Faculty Senate of Virginia) and the UFC on Friday, Oct. 11, 3-5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. Jim Lollar will be presenting the findings from the faculty... Read more »