Innovative Educator

I am full-time faculty and graduate program director in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been instrumental in the development and implementation of the first-of-its-kind M.S. in sociology with a concentration in digital sociology program at VCU.

My teaching experience spans multiple topics and delivery methods.  In addition to assisting with both face-to-face and online undergraduate courses, I have independently taught Sociological Theory, Social Problems, Adolescents and Society, and Media and Society.  My primary goal as an instructor is to provide my students with tools that will guide them as they continue to explore sociological issues long after they leave the classroom.  To that end, my courses all emphasize writing skills, statistical literacy, and semester long projects.  I wrap these practical skills in relevant, engaging social issues in order to challenge the students to explore persistent inequalities.  I hope my students embark on their chosen fields ready to engage a diverse community with an open mind.

WRITING FOR PUBLIC AUDIENCES
STATISTICAL LITERACY
ENGAGING SOCIAL ISSUES

Teaching Philosophy

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sociology
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
    2015
  • M.S. in Sociology
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
    2012
  • M.A. in Practical Philosophy
    and Applied Ethics

    University of North Florida
    2007
  • B.A. in English Literature
    University of North Florida, Jacksonville
    2005

Academic and Professional Appointments

I have held a number of teaching, administrative, and professional positions in academia since 2010.

  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology,
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    2018 - Present
  • Graduate Program Director
    Department of Sociology,
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    2017 - Present
  • Teaching Faculty
    Department of Sociology,
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    2015 - 2018
  • Graduate Instructor
    Department of Sociology,
    Florida State University
    2010 - 2015

2018 – Present

Department of Sociology,
Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 – Present

Department of Sociology,
Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 – Present

Department of Sociology,
Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 – Present

Department of Sociology,
Florida State University

Academic Appointments

Selected
Publications

2019   Rohlinger, Deana, Rebecca Redmond, Tara Stamm. “Gender, Age, and Political Legitimacy: Activist (In)visibility in Broadcast News, 1970-2012”. Journal of Women & Aging. DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2019.1593774. Published online: 20 Mar 2019

2018   Rohlinger, Deana, Rebecca A. Redmond, Haely Gentile, Tara Stamm, Alexandra Olsen. “Power and Representation: Activist Standing in Broadcast News, 1970-2012“, in Apryl A. Williams, Ruth Tsuria, Laura Robinson, Aneka Khilnani (ed.) Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspecitive on Agency and Identity (Studies in Media and Communications, Vojume 16). Emerald Publishing Limited. pp.9-34

2018   Cottom, Tressie M., Jennifer A.Johnson, Tara M. Stamm, Julie Honnold. “A Vision Among Challenges: Lessons About Online Teaching From The First Online Master’s Degree in Digital Sociology“. The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology.

2016   Kennedy, Stephanie C., Tara Stamm, and Casey Yu. “Mothers of Honor: Intentional Construction of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Support”. Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood, and Social Media edited by Lorin Basden Arnold and BettyAnn Martin. 

Curriculum
Vitae

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Academic C.V.

Administrative C.V.

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