Sarah Whitley, Assistant Professor

Office: SS 227
Office phone: 278-2892

Class Schedule Spring 2017

Class Time Days Location

Office Hours: Online by email. T Th 7:00-8:30am and by appointment

Personal Biography

Dr. Whitley graduated with her doctorate from Washington State University in 2012. She taught for a year at Washington State University before joining the faculty of California State University, Fresno in 2013. At the end of spring semester 2016, as a result of career advancement for her spouse, Dr. Whitley returned to Washington State University. She continues to teach on-line courses for the Sociology Department.

Areas of Specialty

She specializes in the sociology of education, poverty, qualitative methodologies, rural/urban sociology, social inequality, and stratification. She teaches classes on the sociology of education, gender, introduction to sociology, research methods, rural/urban sociology, social inequality, social problems, and stratification. She emphasizes service learning components in her classes in order to give students real world experience with the course material covered. She has advised student research on education related issues and internships in various community organizations and programs. Her current research addresses food insecurity and hunger issues in rural and urban settings and how public policy addresses the increasing hunger epidemic. Her recent publication includes:

Whitley, Sarah. 2013. “Changing Times in Rural America: Food Assistance and Food Insecurity in Food Deserts.” Journal of Family Social Work 16(1): 36-52.