Susan Cunningham


Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Director, Center for Interdisciplinary

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Fields:  sociology, children and violence, women and drinking

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Susan Cunningham is Associate Director for Concentrations at the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies and Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park (1986). Her courses include Children and Violence, Girls and Violence, The Sociology of Poverty, and The Sociological Perspective. Her syllabus on Children and Violence was selected as a finalist in the Guggenheim Foundation's initiative to promote nationwide college-level courses on violence-related topics. Her scholarly work includes quantitative research on the correlations and consequences of child maltreatment as well as issues related to women and drinking. Her most recent work is an article entitled, "Perceived Mattering to the Family and Physical Violence Within the Family by Adolescents," published in the Journal of Family Issues (2011).