Katrina Carter-Tellison, B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Chair, Core Curriculum, "Dialogues of Learning"
Associate Professor, Sociology
Katrina Carter-Tellison joined the College of Arts and Sciences as an assistant professor of Sociology in the fall of 2004. She began her career at Lynn by teaching Sociology courses, including Contemporary Social Problems, Race and Ethnic Concerns and Current Perspectives in Substance Abuse. In 2006 she was promoted to chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. More recently, Carter-Tellison has worked as the chair of Lynn’s new core curriculum: The Dialogues of Learning. In addition to participating in the development and implementation of the new core, she developed and taught a course in the Dialogues of Learning titled “America’s Journey towards Equality in the US: From King to Obama.”
Carter-Tellison’s intellectual interests and research pursuits have mainly focused on three areas: curriculum, immigration and inequality and social stratification. In the area of curriculum development she has contributed to the creation of The Dialogues of Learning: Lynn’s Core Curriculum for the 21st century. Her work focused on both the theoretical development and implementation techniques necessary to execute a complete revision of the core curriculum. In the research area of immigration Carter-Tellison has focused on the South Florida Haitian immigrant community. Most of the research has been primary data collection centered around the theory of cultural revitalization and assimilation. Finally, Carter-Tellison’s research in the area of inequality and social stratification has focused on two main areas: the role of skin tone within minority communities, and factors that influence occupational and educational attainment.
Prior to coming to Lynn, Carter-Tellison earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Miami. Her major area of concentration was Race and Ethnic Relations with a minor concentration in Cultural Studies and Criminology. The topic of her dissertation was “Skin Tone and Perceptions of Discrimination among African Americans: Evidence from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality.”
- B.A., University of Miami
- M.S.W., Barry University
- Ph.D., University of Miami
- Introduction to sociology
- Race and ethnic relations
- Social stratification
- Gender and identity
- Cultural studies
- African American studies
- Caribbean studies
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
- Inequality and Social Stratification
- Lynn University – Faculty Member of the Year, 2008
- University of Miami Special Departmental Award for Ph.D. Tuition, 1997
- Graduate Dean Fellowship at the University of Miami, 1998
- Graduate Award to Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program – Data Analysis for Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, 2000