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Dr. Amy L. DeWitt

Professor of Sociology, Co-Dean, Library

Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2005

Dr. DeWitt joined the Department of Sociology and Geography in the fall of 2008.  She has taught a variety of courses, including Family, Research Methods, Ethnic Relations, Demography, Social Problems, Sociology of Education, and General Sociology. She also team-teaches within the Women’s Studies program.

Dr. DeWitt’s interests are primarily rooted in gender portrayals, particularly in children’s media. She is completing a Master’s in College Student Development and Administration, and she possesses a Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision; this coursework has inspired new areas of interest in student success. Having traveled extensively and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland, Dr. DeWitt has a strong interest in cultural studies and cross-cultural adaptation.

Curriculum Vita


DeWitt, A., Cready C., & Seward, R. R. (2013). Parental role portrayals in twentieth century children’s picture books: More egalitarian or ongoing stereotyping? Sex Roles, 69, 89-106.

Seward, R.R., Yeatts, D.E., Amin, I., & DeWitt, A. (2006). Employment Leave and Fathers’ Involvement with Children: According to Mothers and Fathers. Journal of Men and Masculinities, 8 (4), 405-427.

Yeatts, D.E., Cready C., Ray B., DeWitt, A., & Queen, C. (2004). Self-managed work teams in nursing homes: Implementing and empowering nurse aide teams. The Gerontologist, 44 (2), 256-261.