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Sociology & Anthropology

College of Arts & Sciences

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Leslie  McCallister Ph.D.

423-439-4998 /
Rogers-Stout Hall 223C


Graduate Courses:
Sociological Research
Program Evaluation
Applied Skills in Sociology and Anthropology
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Undergraduate Courses:
Sociological Research
Data Analysis
Community Sociology


I conduct community-based research projects every semester as part of my Community Sociology course. Currently, students have partnered with the Church Hill Free Medical Clinic to conduct a patient satisfaction survey; results will be used to support funding requests. Students are also partnering with Coalition for Kids to evaluate its after-school Tutoring Program. I have also recently received funding to examine the youth culture of sports; specifically, I and two graduate students are observing youth soccer games to examine interactions between parents, coaches and players, as well as how the idea of "toughness" and "appropriate" behavior is conveyed.


McCallister, Leslie. 2008. "Lessons Learned While Developing a Community-Based Learning Initiative," Journal for Civic Commitment 11:1-18.

McCallister, Leslie and Bobette Otto. 2008. "Exploring the Impact of E-mail and Postcard Prenotification on Response Rates to a Mail Survey in an Academic Setting," Applied Social Science 2(1):94-103.

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