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Dr. Sharon Fernlund

Rogers State University
Phone: 918.343.7752
Email: fernlund@rsu.edu

Dr. Sharon Fernlund is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Rogers State University. She earned a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in sociology from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from Phillips University. She has also completed additional graduate work in psychology, social work and education and has served on the faculties of St. Louis Community College, Concordia College, Jamestown College, Phillips University, Missouri Southern State College and Oklahoma State University.

Fernlund's areas of interest include international development, cultural diversity, clinical/applied sociology, inequality and gender, and she has lived and conducted research in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cyprus, Greece and Vietnam. She has worked as a social worker and a non-profit director, has established a local research center, has considerable experience in community organization and needs assessment, and is certified by several nationally organized training programs.

Fernlund is currently writing a book based on her doctoral dissertation titled "Wife Beating, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge." She has authored several articles and made numerous presentations on gender, social movements, international development and undergraduate teaching.

Fernlund teaches research methods and policy analysis, as well as additional sociology and social science courses in her areas of interest, and has consistently been involved in curriculum and degree development. She has previously taught in a degree completion program through Phillips Educational Enterprises and teaches both online and on-ground courses currently.

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