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Dr. Melissa Sloan, associate professor of interdisciplinary social sciences at USF Sarasota-Manatee, had already compiled a litany of accolades by the time she won the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Faculty Research Award in March. 

Accompanied by a $5,000 grant, the award acknowledged her research and overall contribution to the USF System. But even before then, her efforts around women’s and gender issues garnered attention. They earned her an American Sociological Association Community Action Research Award and an American Association of University Women American Fellowship Grant, among others. She’s also had 17 articles published in top journals, including Social Psychology Quarterly and Social Science and Medicine, and her writings have been referenced by media outlets Time magazine, The Los Angeles Times and NPR.

“Much of my research examines how the social positions we occupy influence our emotional expressions.”

Much of her research involves inequality in the workplace, how men and women express emotions and how those emotions are influenced by job status. A sociologist and mother of three, Dr. Sloan has worked to strengthen the College of Arts &  Sciences' interdisciplinary social sciences program since arriving at USFSM six years ago. Most recently, she led efforts to revamp the program for Fall 2016.

ACHIEVEMENTS

▶ PH.D. (2005) AND M.A. (2002) IN SOCIOLOGY, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
▶ B.S. (2000), CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
▶ TENURED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, USF SARASOTA-MANATEE
▶ CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AT USFSM
▶ COORDINATOR, INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES PROGRAM, USFSM 
▶ COORDINATOR, USFSM HONORS PROGRAM
▶ USF INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBER, SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL BOARD
▶ ASSOCIATION FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY COMMITTEE, ESTABLISHED THE FIRST NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
▶ FACULTY ADVISOR TO THE USFSM CHAPTER OF ALPHA IOTA SIGMA, INTERDISCIPLINARY HONOR SOCIETY

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